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Baker McKenzie Nabs Senior FTC Antitrust Lawyer For DC Office

 |  March 7, 2022

Baker McKenzie has added senior US Federal Trade Commission lawyer Nandu Machiraju to its Antitrust & Competition Practice in Washington, DC as the Firm continues to expand its market-leading antitrust and competition capabilities. Nandu is the eighth addition to the Firm’s North America antitrust team in the last six months.

Nandu joins Baker McKenzie as Counsel after seven years at the FTC, where he had a leading role in significant cases, investigations, policy, and leadership decisions. He also brings extensive antitrust merger, investigative and litigation experience. Nandu most recently served in the Litigation Group of the Bureau of Competition, where he held leading roles in significant investigations and litigations. 

Previously, Nandu was attorney advisor to FTC Chairman Joseph J. Simons. He advised the Chairman on several significant investigations, enforcement matters, and FTC administrative decisions involving intellectual property settlements and anticompetitive licensing requirements.

He played a leading role in supervising the agency’s competition mission, including managing the agency’s transition into a government shutdown and global pandemic, working to tighten the agency’s expert expenditures, and helping to implement key elements of the FTC’s public Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.

Nandu also advised the Chairman on policy positions in several competition areas. Before joining the Chairman’s Office, Nandu investigated mergers in several industries including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and retail pharmacies and led a merger enforcement action in the cement industry.

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