Jones Day Adds Five Antitrust Partners in Washington and Chicago

WASHINGTON & CHICAGO– LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire –International law firm Jones Day has added five antitrust partners in Washington and Chicago.

Geoffrey Oliver, former head of the Anticompetitive Practices Division of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, will join the firm’s Washington office on November 1 as a partner. William F. Dolan, Paula W. Render, Michael Sennett and Pamela L. Taylor have joined the Chicago office as partners from Bell, Boyd & Lloyd, LLP.

Earlier this year, Bruce McDonald, former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, became a partner in the Washington and Houston offices.

“We’re honored to have attracted both FTC and DOJ officials to the practice this year. We believe that Geoff and Bruce are excellent lawyers whose understanding of the government is highly valuable,” said Phil Proger, chair of Jones Day’s worldwide antitrust practice. “And we’ve always believed in being where the clients are, not just in Washington and Brussels. The new Chicago partners will make a great contribution to both our transactional and litigation capabilities.”

Mr. Oliver represented clients in M&A and conduct investigations and in class action and criminal antitrust litigation for O’Melveny & Myers, in both their Washington and Brussels offices, before joining the FTC in 1998, where he had substantial experience, among other things, in antitrust issues involving intellectual property. He is a graduate of Harvard University (B.A. cum laude, 1979) and Cornell Law School (J.D. magna cum laude, 1985).

Mr. Dolan has over 20 years of experience in courts throughout the nation, and concentrates his practice on the resolution of complex commercial disputes. He is a graduate of Columbia University (B.A. cum laude, 1979) and Columbia University School of Law (J.D. with honors, 1982).

Ms. Render, who focuses on deceptive trade practices and litigation, spent 10 years in marketing with AT&T prior to practicing law. She is a graduate of American University (B.A., 1983) and University of Chicago Law School (J.D., 1996).

Mr. Sennett, who chaired Bell Boyd’s antitrust practice, counsels on transactions and investigations before the DOJ, FTC, State Attorneys General and in antitrust litigation matters. He is a graduate of Quincy University (A.B. with honors, 1973) and Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D. cum laude, 1977).

Ms. Taylor concentrates on the antitrust aspects of M&A, licensing and distribution for clients in the pharmaceutical, chemical, medical product and heavy equipment industries. She is a graduate of Wellesley College (B.A. cum laude, 1987) and Boston University School of Law (J.D., 1990).

Jones Day’s Antitrust & Competition Law Practice consists of over 130 counselors and litigators worldwide, including more than 45 in Beijing, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo. The practice is frequently recognized in professional publications and rankings as one of the leading antitrust/competition practices in the world.

Jones Day is an international law firm with 30 locations in centers of business and finance throughout the world. With more than 2,200 lawyers, including more than 400 in Europe, and 175 in Asia, it ranks among the world’s largest law firms.

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