New Bryan Cave LLP Partner to Lead Washington Office’s Antitrust, Franchise and Consumer Law Group

Washington, D.C., March 24, 2011 – The international law firm Bryan Cave LLP announced today that Philip D. Bartz, 54, has joined as a partner. He will co-manage the firm’s Antitrust, Franchise and Consumer Law Group and lead the federal antitrust enforcement and litigation efforts in the Washington office.

“We look forward to Philip further developing our antitrust practice here in Washington and bringing his strong corporate and federal agency ties,” said Rodney F. Page, managing partner of Bryan Cave’s Washington office.

Bartz will focus on antitrust litigation, including the defense of antitrust class actions, complex commercial litigation, defense of federal and state investigations and antitrust advice. He has counseled Fortune 500 clients in mergers and acquisitions, class actions, antitrust distribution channel issues and antitrust compliance.

Prior to joining Bryan Cave, Bartz was the head of the antitrust group of McKenna Long and Aldridge in Washington, D.C. He was with the Department of Justice from 1996 to 1999, holding the positions of deputy assistant attorney general for immigration litigation, deputy assistant attorney general for consumer litigation and deputy assistant attorney general for the Federal Programs Branch. Bartz was with another international law firm from 1984 to 1996 and served as its D.C. managing partner from 1989 to 1994.

Bartz graduated with honors from Georgetown University Law School and received a B.A., also with honors, from Clark University. Following law school, he clerked for the Hon. Caleb M. Wright, U.S. District Court, District of Delaware.

Bryan Cave LLP (www.bryancave.com) has a diversified international legal practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Subsidiaries Bryan Cave International Trade and Bryan Cave Strategies provide trade and customs consultancy and government relations and strategic counsel, respectively. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s more than 1,000 lawyers and other professionals in 25 offices across the United States, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world’s leading business and financial markets.

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