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US: Antitrust pro team to join V&E

 |  February 1, 2018

Highly regarded antitrust lawyers Hill Wellford and Darren Tucker have joined Vinson & Elkins (V&E) as partners, bringing to the firm a combined four decades of government and private practice experience, with a focus on the technology, media, telecom, standard-setting, energy and pharmaceutical sectors.

Wellford and Tucker join V&E from Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, where they both held leadership positions in that firm’s antitrust practice group, and are based in V&E’s Washington, D.C. office. Both have held senior positions at the federal antitrust agencies—Wellford at the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Tucker at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)—and advise clients in complex US and cross-border merger and non-merger investigations.

“V&E is dedicated to maintaining a premier antitrust practice and the addition of Hill and Darren reflects our commitment to that goal,” said V&E Managing Partner Scott Wulfe. “They bring immediate value to our nationally recognized antitrust group and we are thrilled to have them as colleagues.”

Wellford served as the Washington, D.C. office leader for Morgan Lewis’ antitrust practice, and as the national leader of the firm’s government-facing antitrust work. He advises clients on antitrust matters, especially where DOJ, FTC and foreign agency enforcement intersects with telecom, media, technology, standard-setting, pharmaceuticals or patents.

Tucker, who served as deputy leader of Morgan Lewis’ global antitrust practice group, represents clients before the FTC, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and foreign competition agencies in complex merger and non-merger antitrust investigations, with an emphasis on the technology, energy and pharmaceutical sectors.

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