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AAI Announces New Vice President For Legal Advocacy

 |  December 15, 2022

Kathleen Bradish will join AAI’s Staff as Vice President for Legal Advocacy on December 19, 2022. She will succeed Randy Stutz, who is moving to public service in 2023 after a 13-year tenure with AAI, including leadership of AAI’s legal competition advocacy program since 2019.

AAI President, Diana Moss, stated: “We look forward to a seamless hand-off of AAI’s VP for Legal Advocacy role to Kathleen Bradish. Her deep experience in public and private antitrust enforcement adds valuable capability to support AAI’s critical pro-enforcement mission. We are delighted that she is joining our team.” 

“Randy Stutz has played a major, valuable role in building AAI’s highly regarded and effective legal competition advocacy program,” Moss also said. “We will miss Randy and wish him well as he moves to public service at the start of the new year.”

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Kathleen Bradish has been an antitrust lawyer, in both private practice and government, for 17 years. She has extensive experience with conduct cases and mergers, with particular experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors, and in international competition matters. Ms. Bradish joined the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb after law school and was appointed counsel in 2014. From mid-2015 to late 2018, Ms. Bradish was Assistant Chief and International Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Antitrust Division. 

At DOJ, Ms. Bradish served as deputy chief handling the Antitrust Division’s international relations, representing the Division’s views on antitrust enforcement abroad. She advised case teams on issues affecting cooperation with foreign antitrust enforcers and provided guidance to leadership on competition issues arising abroad and affecting the United States. Ms. Bradish also represented the Antitrust Division in trade issues, including leading the negotiations of competition chapters in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Ms. Bradish returned to Cleary Gottlieb as Counsel in 2018. 

Pamela Gilbert, Chair of the AAI Board of Directors noted “Kathleen’s deep expertise will further AAI’s substantial, positive impact on pro-competition enforcement outcomes in numerous areas.”