Ms. Kuritz is a member of the American Bar Association. She is an active member of the Section of Antitrust Law, where she previously served as Vice Chair of the Antitrust-Consumer Protection Daily Digest Committee for several years.
Kara Kuritz is a counsel in Goodwin’s Antitrust & Competition practice. Her practice focuses on assessing antitrust risk in mergers and acquisitions, advising clients on how to navigate any antitrust risk, and working to ensure clients comply with U.S. and global premerger notification requirements. Ms. Kuritz advocates on behalf of clients before the Federal Trade Commission, Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, and state regulators in inquiries or investigations into mergers, acquisitions, or business conduct and policies. She also provides antitrust counseling on issues such as diligence and pre-closing conduct, information sharing, competitor collaborations, and interlocking directorates.
Ms. Kuritz joined Goodwin from the U.S. Department of Justice, where she served as the Antitrust Division’s Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR Act) Specialist. At the DOJ, Ms. Kuritz advised the Antitrust Division on application of the HSR Act, interlocking directorate issues, and antitrust policy issues. She liaised on behalf of the Antitrust Division with the FTC on HSR Act regulations, rulemakings, guidance, and enforcement actions.
Prior to joining the DOJ, Ms. Kuritz was an associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC. She has also worked as a law clerk in the FTC’s Bureau of Competition.
Recommended Lawyer for Merger Control by The Legal 500 2021
U.S. Department of Justice, The John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement for Support of Litigation, 2019
U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division Award of Distinction, 2017
U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division Award of Distinction, 2015
George Mason University School of Law
Washington & Jefferson College
(summa cum laude)