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Dechert Grows Antitrust Team In The UK & USA

 |  February 16, 2023

Dechert announced that Saira Henry will be joining the firm’s antitrust/competition practice as a partner in London and Howard Ullman as counsel in San Francisco.

“Saira and Howard’s outstanding tech sector antitrust capabilities allow us to offer even more breadth and depth of experience in the key US West Coast and European markets,” said Steven Bizar, co-chair of Dechert’s antitrust/competition practice. “Our recent growth is in response to client demand in these areas, and we are thrilled that Saira and Howard are joining us to build upon that momentum.”

Ms. Henry’s experience includes both merger clearance and anti-competitive conduct matters; she is well versed in tech antitrust issues and has devoted considerable attention to cloud computing, artificial intelligence and many other cutting-edge issues for a range of tech clients. Ms. Henry practices both in the UK before the Competition and Markets Authority, where she completed a secondment in 2019, and before the European Commission in Brussels where she has also been based. She has been recognized as a leading antitrust and competition law practitioner including by The Legal 500 UK. She received an LLB with Honors in Law and European Studies and an LLM in European Law with Distinction from the University of Surrey in 2007 and 2008, respectively.

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Mr. Ullman has many years of experience in competition and antitrust law, unfair competition and class action and complex litigation matters, and advising clients on issues at the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust. He received a B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1989 and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1992, where he was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review. Mr. Ullman is a widely published author, and formerly served as an adjunct instructor of law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He is also ranked for antitrust in Chambers USA and The Legal 500. Beyond the strength he brings to the global antitrust team, Mr. Ullman’s addition highlights Dechert’s commitment to the strategic growth of its interdisciplinary corporate, litigation and financial services capabilities in California.