Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP has hired leading competition lawyers MJ Moltenbrey and Mark Schechter to the firm’s antitrust practice in Washington DC.
Both lawyers were formerly of Howrey LLP.
Moltenbrey represents clients on a huge array of litigation issues and has acted in federal court cases and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proceedings. Throughout her career she has acted in numerous complex mergers including Monsanto’s acquisition of Delta and Pine Land, Xstrata’ s acquisition of Falconbridge and Expro International Group’s acquisition of Power Well Services.
Moltenbrey was formerly the director of civil non-merger enforcement in the Department of Justice (DOJ) antitrust division.
Schechter specialises in antitrust counselling and the defence of corporations in merger, civil and criminal antitrust matters before the DOJ, FTC and international competition enforcement authorities. Representative matters include Boeing’s merger with McDonnell Douglas, GTE’s challenge to the merger of WorldCom and MCI, American Airline’s challenge to the immunized combination of the SkyTeam and Wings International Alliances, and Whirlpool’s merger with Maytag.
Schechter was previously the deputy director of operations at the antitrust division of the DOJ where he supervised major enforcement initiatives including cases against Microsoft and major airlines.
Commenting on the appointment, Paul Victor, co-chair of Dewey & LeBoeuf’s antitrust practice group, said: “Together, these core lawyers, with years of experience in some of the most significant and substantial mergers, acquisitions, behavioural and cartel matters, will add immeasurably to Dewey’s already vibrant and dynamic antitrust practice.”
Both lawyers feature in The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists.