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Paul Hastings Hires Former Deputy Assistant AG From DOJ’s Antitrust Division

 |  August 23, 2021

Paul Hastings announced on Monday, August 23, that Michael Murray, one of the most senior antitrust lawyers in the Department of Justice (DOJ), has joined the firm as a partner based in Washington, DC. He served most recently as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division at DOJ. The addition of Mr. Murray brings further depth to the firm’s commitment to supporting its clients’ transactional strategies and helping them meet regulatory challenges in today’s highly competitive global marketplace. His arrival follows that of partner Gary Zanfagna, Chair of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section and former Chief Antitrust Counsel at Honeywell International, who joined the firm earlier this year.

“Companies pursuing growth through strategic M&A face a complex landscape of antitrust issues and regulatory regimes, and they require strategic legal advisors to guide their transactions to success,” said Seth Zachary, Chairman of Paul Hastings. “With his significant government experience, both in supervising antitrust investigations and in coordinating with international competition agencies, Michael adds further depth to our global Antitrust and Competition practice. He also brings impressive litigation expertise to the firm from his time in the Antitrust Division and as a prosecutor in the US Attorney’s office.”

“Paul Hastings’ incredible momentum, growth, and spirit of collaboration were all very attractive to me,” said Mr. Murray. “I am excited to join forces with my new colleagues as we continue to expand the firm’s Antitrust and Competition practice and help clients navigate today’s evolving regulatory environment.”