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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Ann Malester

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Career

Ann Malester focuses her practice on antitrust counseling and litigation. Prior to joining Weil, she was Deputy Director of the FTC's Bureau of Competition, where she supervised antitrust enforcement activities throughout the agency. During her 12 previous years as an Assistant Director, she headed FTC merger enforcement in several market sectors, including the defense, pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device and equipment industries, and led the Mergers I Division in investigating, litigating or obtaining consent agreements in hundreds of significant mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.

Education

Bryn Mawr College (BA); George Washington University Law School (JD).


United States: Antitrust

Merger control

Within: Merger control

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP fields numerous heavyweight practitioners with experience in high-ranking government positions; Jeffrey Perry formerly headed up the FTC’s Mergers IV Division. In addition, Steven Newborn, Ann Malester and Steven Bernstein each have the experience of having led the FTC’s Mergers I Division. New York-based Kevin Arquit’s experience includes acting as director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition. In 2017, a team including Newborn, Bernstein, Perry, Jeff White and counsel Vadim Brusser assisted Walgreens Boots Alliance with obtaining FTC clearance of its acquisition of around 2,000 Rite Aid stores. Another highlight involved Malester, John Scribner and others acting as antitrust counsel to Abbott Laboratories in its $5.3bn acquisition of Alere Inc. Brianne Kucerik is recommended. Named individuals are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

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