Health Reform WK-EDGE DOJ antitrust attorney makes move to private practice
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Thursday, August 6, 2020

DOJ antitrust attorney makes move to private practice

By Rebecca Mayo, J.D.

Freshfields added a DOJ antitrust attorney to its partners, Gordon & Rees added a health care partner, and Shearman & Sterling antitrust partners were recognized by Who’s Who Legal.

Freshfields. One of the US Department of Justice’s leading antitrust trial lawyers, Julie Elmer, has joined Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP as a partner in the Washington, DC office. Elmer was part of the DOJ Antitrust Division’s Technology and Financial Services section, where she led two of the DOJ’s last three merger trials and served as litigation lead on high-profile merger investigations, including Bayer/Monsanto. Prior to working at the DOJ, Elmer defended clients against class and mass action lawsuits in antitrust, business tort, contact, and a variety of other contexts.

Gordon & Rees. Attorney Shannon Voll Poliziani has joined Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani as a partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. Poliziani joins the firm’s Health Care and Professional Liability Defense practice groups. Her practice is concentrated on the defense of professional liability and medical malpractice claims, representing physicians, hospitals, and other health care personnel. Poliziani is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney with experience in claims related to medical billing, coding, claim forms, fraud and abuse, and compliance.

Shearman & Sterling. Six Shearman & Sterling lawyers were named in Who’s Who Legal’s 2020 competition list, including partners Jessica Delbaum and Ben Gris. Delbaum is a partner in the Antitrust practice, where she focuses on defending multi-national companies’ mergers and acquisitions before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice, as well as coordinating the multi-jurisdictional antitrust defense of transactions. She has defended substantive merger investigations involving a wide variety of industries, including health care, agriculture, technology, chemicals and finance.

Gris is a partner in the Antitrust practice, where he focuses on mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Gris served at the Federal Trade Commission for nearly 12 years, including three years as an Assistant Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition. Gris also previously worked in a litigation practice, where he represented pharmaceutical, chemical, energy, financial, and consumer goods clients, among others.

Attorneys: Julie Elmer (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP). Shannon Voll Poliziani (Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP). Jessica Delbaum, Ben Gris (Shearman & Sterling LLP).

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