Leslie C Overton
Partner, Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider
Leslie C Overton is a partner in Axinn’s Washington, DC office. Leslie also serves as Axinn’s Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer. Having previously served in senior positions at the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division, Leslie Overton offers her clients a valuable combination of experience and insight. Leslie guides companies through merger reviews, civil non-merger investigations, cartel investigations and litigation involving federal, state and foreign antitrust authorities. Her recent matters include representing Google in the headline-making investigations by DOJ and state attorneys-general. She also represents clients in matters concerning anticompetitive conduct and consolidation by competitors, suppliers or customers. In her counselling practice, Leslie provides strategic advice and practical solutions on activities such as pricing, distribution and licensing. She customises antitrust compliance programmes to match her clients’ exposure and business realities.
While serving as deputy assistant attorney general for civil enforcement at DOJ during the Obama administration, Leslie managed merger challenges and supervised litigation and civil non-merger investigations, as well as several criminal antitrust matters. Additionally, Leslie oversaw the Antitrust Division’s international engagement and healthcare policy work. During the Bush administration, she served as counsel to the assistant attorney general, where she contributed to investigations, litigation and the seminal healthcare hearings and report with the FTC.