Practice Areas: Practice focuses on antitrust, focusing principally on corporate mergers and acquisitions as well as systemic risk concerns with respect to financial institutions. Has represented clients from a broad range of industries before the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Reserve Board. Has represented the buyer or seller in connection with most of the largest financial institution mergers in U.S. history.
Professional Memberships: New York State and American (Section on Antitrust); Bar Associations, Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Career: Partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.
Publications: Co-author: Antitrust Standards for Bank Holding Company Mergers and Acquisitions, Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter, Vol VIII, Nos 4 & 5, p 812 (June/July 1992); Justice's Review of Bank Acquisitions Continues to Reflect Uncertainty, Banking Policy Report, Vol 11, No 23, p 3 (7 December 1992); FDICIA Taxes Justice Department's Antitrust Analysis of Bank Mergers, Banking Policy Report, Vol 12, No 1, p 1 (4 January 1993); Relevant Product and Geographic Markets in Bank Mergers: A Comparison of the Methodologies Used by the Justice Department and the Federal Reserve Board, Special Report published by BNA (1994); Bank Merger Impact on Small Business Services Is Changing, Banking Policy Report, Vol 15, No 8 (15 April 1996); Documentary Evidence and Antitrust Merger Enforcement, ALI-ABA's Practice Checklist Manual on Advising Business Clients, p 21 (1997); Proposed 'Streamlining' of Bank Merger Antitrust Review by House Banking Bill May Have Unintended Consequences, BNA's Banking Report, Vol 69, No 2, p 93 (14 July 1997); Antitrust Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions of Financial Institutions, Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter, Vol 19, No 5, p 762 (January 1998); Acquisitions of Non-Bank Operations in Financial Holding Company Mergers, The Review of Banking and Financial Services (March 2004); Filing Obligations of Natural Persons under the Hart-Scott-Rudino Act, The Practical Lawyer, p 11 (June 2005); U.S. Anitrust Agencies Unveil Proposed New Horizontal Merger Guidelines, Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter, Vol 44, No 5, p 654 (July 2010); Dodd-Frank Act May Complicate Antitrust Review of Acquisitions, BNA's Banking Report, Vol 95, p 334 (24 August 2010); U.S. Antitrust Agencies Issue Final New Horizontal Merger Guidelines, Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter, Vol 45, No 3, p 369 (November 2010); Contributor: Bank Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook, American Bar Association (2006); Author: Lending to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and the Antitrust Analysis of Bank Mergers, BNA's Banking Report, Vol 60, p 814 (31 May 1993); Fed Antitrust Change Could Boost Thrift Acquisitions by Banks, Banking Policy Report, Vol 12, No 17, p 1 (6 September 1993); Antitrust Divestiture Policies Can Impact Bank Merger Planning, Banking Policy Report, Vol 14, No 23, p 1 (4 December 1995); New Antitrust Policies Add Complexity and Uncertainty to Bank Mergers, Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter, Vol 17, No 2, p 196 (October 1996); New Safe Harbor or Not? Fed Clarifies Antitrust Thresholds for Bank Deals, Banking Policy Report, Vol 16, No 13, p 1 (7 July 1997); M&A Review Role for the FTC on Banking Deals: A Flawed Idea, Banking Policy Report, Vol 16, No 18, p 1 (15 September 1997); The ATM Surcharge Debate: Logical Fallacies and Antitrust Reality, BNA's Banking Report, Vol 71, No 5, p 233 (3 August 1998); Antitrust Lessons from Recent Bank Megamergers, Banking Policy Report, Vol 17, No 21, p 1 (2 November 1998); US Antitrust Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions of Bank Holding Companies, Antitrust Report, p 4 (February 1999); Antitrust Merger Review Will be More Complicated After Financial Modernization, Banking Policy Report, Vol 18, No 17, p 1 (7 September 1999); New Banking Act Complicates Merger Review, International Financial Law Review, p 13 (February 2000); A Guide to the Policies and Procedures Affecting Antitrust Divestitures in Bank Mergers, The Banking Law Journal, Vol 118, No 7, p 603 (July/August 2001); Geographic Market Definition in the Antitrust Analysis of Bank Mergers, The Banking Law Journal, Vol 123, No 4, p 291 (April 2006); Bank merger Review in Troubled Times, NERA's Santa Fe 2009 Antitrust Seminar (9 July 2009).
Personal: Graduated from Yale University in 1979 (BA); from Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley in 1983 (MPP); and from Columbia Law School in 1984 (JD).