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Akerman Grows Washington DC Office

 |  June 27, 2024

Akerman announced the growth of its Washington, D.C. office with the addition of Corporate Partner Austin Ownbey. Ownbey joins Akerman as a specialist in antitrust counseling and Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) filings, bringing experience in competition and antitrust issues to the firm.

An accomplished antitrust regulatory practitioner, Ownbey provides counsel on a wide range of competition and antitrust matters, including merger reviews and enforcement issues before competition agencies in the United States and globally. His expertise spans multiple industries such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals, private equity, venture capital, technology, and energy.

Throughout his career, Ownbey has represented clients before key regulatory bodies including the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state attorneys general, and foreign antitrust enforcement agencies. He is particularly adept at guiding clients through the HSR merger review process and other merger control filings.

Ownbey’s background includes experience as a staff attorney at the FTC, where he handled merger and conduct investigations and consumer protection litigation. His practice also extends to advising cannabis clients on licensing processes and compliance with regulatory requirements across the United States.

“Austin brings new depth and breadth to our national corporate practice, and we are thrilled he is joining our partnership,” said Corporate Practice Group Co-Chair Jonathan Awner.

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Source: Akerman