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Ex-FTC Chief Trial Counsel Joins Milbank’s Antitrust Group

 |  June 18, 2024

Milbank LLP announced the addition of James H. Weingarten as a partner in Washington, DC, further bolstering the firm’s Global Antitrust and Competition and broader Litigation groups. Mr. Weingarten joins Milbank from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where he served as Chief Trial Counsel for the Bureau of Competition. In this role, he was one of the senior-most trial lawyers representing the U.S. government in antitrust matters.

“We are thrilled to welcome James to Milbank,” said Milbank Chairman Scott A. Edelman. “James has led some of the FTC’s most significant investigations and trials in recent years, and his experience will be invaluable to our clients facing bet-the-company investigations and litigation in this current heightened regulatory environment.”

Milbank has been expanding its Global Antitrust and Competition group, with recent additions of partners Rich Parker, Grant Bermann, Adam Di Vincenzo, and special counsel Daniel Rosenthal in Washington, DC, and partners Andrea L. Hamilton and Ajal Notowicz in London.

Mr. Weingarten’s practice at Milbank will focus on representing clients in government antitrust investigations and litigation, as well as private antitrust litigation.

During his tenure at the FTC, Mr. Weingarten led teams in developing and trying antitrust cases that challenged both mergers and conduct allegedly violating antitrust laws. He first-chaired trials, advised Commission leadership on litigation strategy and policy, and collaborated closely with state attorneys general and international competition agencies.

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Source: Fox 44 News