Press Release
March 23, 2015

Goodwin Procter Expands Antitrust Practice in Washington, D.C.


Goodwin Procter, a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, announced today that a partner has joined the firm as a partner  in its Antitrust Practice in Washington, D.C. She comes to Goodwin from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

The partner, who will co-chair Goodwin’s firmwide Antitrust Practice, concentrates on a broad spectrum of antitrust matters, including the antitrust elements of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, distribution and intellectual property arrangements, and other business conduct. She focuses on representing clients before the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general and international competition law enforcement agencies.

Uniquely, she has served the highest decision-makers at both federal antitrust enforcement agencies. She was an Attorney Advisor to former FTC Chairman and Commissioner William Kovacic where she offered advice on competition and consumer protection matters. She also served as a counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust at the Department of Justice where she advised the Assistant Attorney General and the Deputy Assistant Attorneys General on criminal and civil enforcement matters.

“We are delighted that Andrea has elected to join Goodwin Procter,” said Mark Bettencourt, chairman of the firm’s Business Law Department. “Her substantial antitrust experience – developed from both public service and private practice – will serve as a significant resource for our transactional clients.”

The partner received her J.D. from George Washington University Law School and her B.S. in economics and political science from American University. She’s admitted to practice in New York, the District of Columbia, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Attorneys in Goodwin’s Antitrust Practice have served as lead counsel in hundreds of antitrust investigations, defending mergers and acquisitions for numerous Fortune 500 and other clients before the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice. The practice offers a range of counseling, compliance, litigation, administrative, legislative and related services on a variety of competition issues.

The firm’s Washington, D.C. office was established in 1994 and is home to over 100 attorneys with significant experience in litigation and regulatory and business law.

Goodwin Procter LLP is a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 law firm, with offices across the United States and in Europe and Asia. Excelling at complex transactional work and high-stakes litigation, the firm combines in-depth legal knowledge with practical business experience to help clients maximize opportunities and manage risk. With more than 850 lawyers, Goodwin offers innovative counsel and delivers results through a client-centric and collaborative approach. The firm focuses on matters involving financial institutions, intellectual property, private equity, real estate capital markets, securities litigation/white collar defense, and technology/life sciences. Information may be found at Follow us on Twitter @goodwinprocter.