USA Question and Answer

Julie Brill: the GCR exit interview

Julie Brill: the GCR exit interview

GCR USA - 19 April 2016

Julie Brill left the US Federal Trade Commission on 31 March, after six years as a Democratic commissioner, to become a partner and the co-leader of the privacy and cyber security practice at Hogan Lovells in Washington, DC. She spoke with Pallavi Guniganti about when and why she sought more aggressive antitrust action – or a better understanding of competing interests – from the agency.

Q&A with Joe Miller of Crowell & Moring

Q&A with Joe Miller of Crowell & Moring

GCR USA - 18 April 2016

Joe Miller is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s antitrust and health-care groups. He has worked at the Federal Trade Commission as a trial attorney and the Department of Justice as assistant chief of the antitrust department, and focuses on antitrust issues in the health-care world. 

Q&A with Eric Hochstadt at Weil

Q&A with Eric Hochstadt at Weil

GCR USA - 14 April 2016

Eric Hochstadt is a partner at Weil Gotshal & Manges, where he focuses on civil antitrust, class action, and other complex litigation, as well as criminal cartel investigations and antitrust counseling. He spoke to GCR USA about the Supreme Court's decision in Tyson Foods v Bouaphakeo, and popular issues in antitrust class action litigation. 

Q&A with Paul Cuomo of Baker Botts

Q&A with Paul Cuomo of Baker Botts

GCR USA - 13 April 2016

Paul Cuomo serves as deputy partner in charge of Baker Botts’s Washington, DC office, where he advises clients on all aspects of antitrust law, with an emphasis on US and international merger reviews. He spoke with GCR USA about his experience appearing in person before the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China, as well as the other matters he follows. 

Q&A with Mark Ryan of Mayer Brown

Q&A with Mark Ryan of Mayer Brown

GCR USA - 12 April 2016

Mark Ryan is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington, DC office and the head of the firm’s global antitrust and competition group, and previously served as the first-ever director of litigation for the Department of Justice's antitrust division. He spoke with GCR USA before the ABA spring meeting about political differences in enforcement levels, the matters he follows and international concerns.

Q&A with Barry Nigro of Fried Frank

Q&A with Barry Nigro of Fried Frank

GCR USA - 30 March 2016

Barry Nigro is a partner at Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and chair of its antitrust department. He joined the firm in 1999 but left in 2003 to work for the FTC for three years, serving as deputy director of the Bureau of Competition. He eventually rejoined Fried Frank in 2009 after nearly four years at Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

Q&A with Robert Wick of Covington & Burling

Q&A with Robert Wick of Covington & Burling

GCR USA - 29 March 2016

Robert Wick is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Covington & Burling, representing a variety of corporations and financial institutions on antitrust issues and class actions. GCR spoke with Wick to discuss important themes as they relate to antitrust enforcement in the US and abroad. 

Q&A with Bruce Hoffman of Hunton & Williams

Q&A with Bruce Hoffman of Hunton & Williams

GCR USA - 16 March 2016

D Bruce Hoffman has headed the global competition practice at Hunton & Williams since 2009. He returned to the firm in 2005 after more than three years at the Federal Trade Commission, where he served as deputy director for the Bureau of Competition.

Q&A: Uría Menéndez’s Edurne Navarro

Q&A: Uría Menéndez’s Edurne Navarro

GCR USA - 04 February 2016

With the GCR Live 5th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum coming up in Miami this weekend, we asked Partner Edurne Navarro of the Brussels office of Uría Menéndez Abogados to discuss the panel she is moderating, “Mergers in the communications sector”. Her practice focuses on EU and Spanish competition law, as well as trade law; she acts for Spanish, European, North American and Asian clients in sectors such as telecommunications, energy, transport, pharmaceuticals, defence and banking.

Q&A: Linklaters' Doug Tween

Q&A: Linklaters' Doug Tween

GCR USA - 03 February 2016

Douglas Tween joined the partnership of Linklaters last fall as the head of its US cartel and government investigations practice, having previously headed Baker & McKenzie’s white-collar defence group and its New York litigation department. He went into private practice after nearly 15 years at the Department of Justice, during which time he received the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award and the Antitrust Division Award of Distinction.