Alison Finneran

Associate
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Alison Finneran
Washington, DC
+1 202 346 4390
Alison Finneran is an associate in Goodwin’s Antitrust & Competition practice group. Her practice focuses on regulatory approval for U.S. and multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions, civil and complex litigation, and compliance counseling. Ms. Finneran works with domestic and international clients across a broad range of industries, including energy, life sciences, aerospace and technology. She concentrates her pro-bono efforts on representing asylum seekers. 

Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Ms. Finneran was an associate in the Antitrust/Competition Group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

While at Georgetown University Law Center, Ms. Finneran interned at the Office of International Affairs (OIA) at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, where she worked on International Competition Network (ICN) matters. 

Ms. Finneran also worked as a Competition Law intern at Total’s legal department in Paris, where she advised the company on mergers and acquisitions in the energy industry, compliance matters, conducted audits and assisted in training sales teams on antitrust rules and regulations worldwide. 

She also worked as an International Trade intern with the U.S. Export Assistance Center at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she counseled corporations on trade requirements and regulations in various countries. 

Professional Experience

Alison’s representative experience includes:

  • Represented oil major Total on antitrust aspects of its $3.9 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum’s Mozambique LNG assets.*
  • Represented Blackstone Capital Partners and its portfolio company, PSAV, a global AV and event technology service provider, in its acquisition of Encore Technologies, and obtained clearance from the FTC.*
  • Represented Brookfield and its portfolio company, Westinghouse Electric Company, on the antitrust aspects of its acquisition of Rolls-Royce’s North American civil nuclear services businesses.*
  • Represented Meta in its proposed acquisition of Within, a company operating in the virtual reality space.*
  • Represented William Hill in it’s acquisition by Caesars Entertainment in the sports betting arena.*
  • Represented Speedcast International, a satellite communications and IT services provider, in its bankruptcy proceedings within the context of its acquisition by Centerbridge Partners.*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin. 

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association
  • Member of the Women’s Bar Association

Credentials

Education

LLM2016

Georgetown University Law Center

JD2014

Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne

(Master II)

Clerkships

Washington County Circuit Court in Maryland, Honorable Judge Dana Moylan-Wright

Admissions

Bars

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Publications

Antitrust/Competition Alert, DOJ and FTC Issue New Vertical Merger Guidelines, July 8, 2020 (see here)