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Hogan Lovells Expands Antitrust Practice with Addition of Senior Advisor Rachel Brandenburger

03 February 2014

NEW YORK 3 February 2014 – Hogan Lovells today announced that Rachel Brandenburger is joining its Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) practice as a Senior Advisor. Brandenburger is recognized as a leading international antitrust and competition law and policy advisor and her arrival enhances the firm’s ability to serve clients in the United States, Europe, and spanning the globe.

“Rachel's unique experience as Special Advisor, International to the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, coupled with her experience as a leading European and UK competition lawyer and her relationships with antitrust authorities around the world, will bring tremendous value to our clients," said ACER co-head Janet McDavid.

“Given her experience in both the U.S. and European competition law arenas, Rachel is especially qualified to help the firm further develop our leading antitrust group,” Suyong Kim, ACER co-head, added.

From 2010 to 2013, Brandenburger was Special Advisor, International to the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice. She advised on many Antitrust Division matters that involved extensive cooperation efforts between the Antitrust Division and its international counterparts, including the Deutsche Boerse/NYSE transaction, the merger between United Technologies Corporation and Goodrich Corporation, the eBooks investigation, revised best practices regarding cooperation in merger investigations with the European Commission, and memoranda of understanding with the Chinese and Indian antitrust agencies.

Brandenburger was previously a partner at Freshfields in Brussels and London, where she led many cases involving investigations into mergers, anti-competitive practices, monopolization or dominant positions, and cartels before the European Commission, the UK competition and regulatory agencies and other antitrust, competition and regulatory agencies around the world. Currently, she serves as a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network and as a member of the International Task Force of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section, and she was previously a member of the Council of the ABA Antitrust Section. Brandenburger has an M.A. from the University of Oxford, St. Hilda’s College.

“I am truly delighted to be joining the Hogan Lovells global competition team. I will be based in the firm’s New York office and, together with my Hogan Lovells colleagues, advising clients on their key matters around the world. I will also continue my involvement in the international competition policy area and in non-profit activities,” said Brandenburger.

Brandenburger is a Foreign Legal Consultant and a Qualified Solicitor in England and Wales.

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