Andrea Agathoklis Murino is a partner and co-chair of Goodwin Procter’s antitrust and competition law practice. Her primary focus is securing clearances for proposed transactions from the US DOJ antitrust division, the US FTC, state attorneys general and international competition law enforcement agencies. She has successfully represented hundreds of clients through all manner of transaction-related investigations, including high-profile second requests and intensive public and non-public investigations. Ms Murino possesses significant merger litigation experience, having served as senior member of a trial team that defended a rare consummated merger challenge in federal court. She regularly advises on numerous other competition issues, including dominant firm conduct, competitor collaborations, distribution practices, and trade association formation and operations. Ms Murino’s practice also includes representing clients on consumer protection matters before the FTC and state attorneys general, including claims of false advertising and deceptive marketing practices. Among her clients are companies in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, technology, financial services, telecommunications, medical devices, consumer products, hospitality, real estate, and retail industries.
Ms Murino served the highest decision-makers at both US antitrust enforcement agencies. She was an attorney adviser to former FTC chairman and commissioner William Kovacic, where she offered advice on a diverse array of competition and consumer protection matters. She later served as a counsel to two assistant attorneys general for antitrust at the DOJ where she advised the assistant attorney general and the deputy assistant attorneys general on criminal and civil enforcement matters. She was previously a partner with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and spent the earlier part of her career as an associate with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.