Ann M O’Brien

Ann M O’Brien

advising, BakerHostetler
[email protected]

Ann O’Brien focuses her practice on advising and counselling businesses facing civil antitrust,criminal cartel or complex white-collar investigations or litigation. Ann’s insight on antitrust agency priorities, goals and policies, are a valuable asset to companies facing international and multi-agency exposure. She has substantial experience leading every aspect of domestic and international antitrust and white-collar investigations and prosecutions, including litigating federal criminal jury trials. Additionally, Ann provides clients with cutting-edge compliance counselling and training that can help deter or quickly detect antitrust exposure, informed by what is most important to the Antitrust Division and the courts.

Ann has extensive knowledge of antitrust enforcement practices and policy decisions, gained from her time working at the US Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Maryland. During her nearly 20-year tenure, she assumed numerous senior leadership and management positions in the Antitrust Division, notably as the Assistant Chief of two sections and as the Acting Director of Criminal Enforcement. She was involved in virtually every major criminal enforcement and policy decision made by the Antitrust Division for nearly two decades, and reviewed and approved hundreds of case recommendations, leniency recommendations, search warrants and requests for grand jury or preliminary inquiry authority.

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