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Eric Stock joins NY Attorney General’s office from Hogan Lovells

Top antitrust lawyer Eric Stock has left his position at Hogan Lovells to head the New York Attorney General’s antitrust office.

He takes over from C Scott Hemphill who served as antitrust bureau chief in Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office for a year.

Stock says: “I look forward to advancing the antitrust bureau’s work of protecting New York consumers from anti-competitive business practices to ensure that New Yorkers pay fair prices for the goods and services they buy in this state.”

In his career, Stock has represented technology, transportation, automotive, chemical and pharmaceutical corporations in federal class actions, civil and governmental proceedings and grand jury investigations by the antitrust division of the US Department of Justice.

He was hired alongside Alvin Bragg who was appointed as executive deputy attorney general for social justice.

“I am delighted to welcome Alvin and Eric, two outstanding attorneys, to my senior leadership team, leading two areas that are critical to promoting justice and the rule of law,” Schneiderman says in a statement.

Co-head of the Hogan Lovells antitrust group Janet McDavid said that the firm is “sorry to lose” Stock but believes he will be a huge benefit to his new team.

“He will be an asset to AG Schneiderman and a strong advocate for competition,” she says.

Stock is listed in The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists

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