Leading competition lawyer Rachel Brandenburger will be leaving Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP at the end of this year for a position as a special adviser for the US Department of Justice.
She will assist with international antitrust issues, reporting directly to assistant attorney general Christine Varney and working closely with Phil Weiser, deputy assistant attorney general in charge of international policy and appellate matters.
She will also work with the International Competition Network and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Brandenburger is currently a partner in the antitrust, competition and trade group at Freshfields working from the firm’s Brussels and London offices.
With over 20 years of experience in the field, Brandenburger has led many cases in front of the European Commission and UK regulators. In the UK, her cases involve inquiries by the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission, as well as the industry-specific regulators.
She is also a frequent speaker on antitrust and regulatory issues, and is the author of many papers and publications concerning antitrust and regulatory law.
Brandenburger features in The International Who’s Who of Regulatory Communications Lawyers and The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists.