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US: Bakers’ competition chief joins new firm

 |  September 15, 2016

Jenner & Block raids fellow Chicago firm Baker & McKenzie, poaching its North American competition head for its Washington office.

Baker & McKenzie’s head of North American antitrust and competition law has jumped from one Chicago-headquartered firm to another, joining Jenner & Block.

Lee Van Voorhis began his career with three years at New York firm Rogers & Wells before it merged with Clifford Chance, where he spent nearly four further years. He then spent five years with Weil, Gotshal & Manges, before moving to Baker & McKenzie in March 2011.

Jenner & Block’s managing partner Terrence Truax said in a statement that Van Voorhis “provides a specific skill set that will help increase our antitrust and competition capabilities to better serve our clients. His experience in both litigation and transactional areas is a great fit with our platform”.

Van Voorhis has acted in litigation and arbitration, appearing before the Federal Trade Commission and the antitrust division of the US Department of Justice, as well as the UK Competition and Markets Authority and the European Commission, and has advised on compliance and training matters, and mergers and acquisitions. Van Voorhis has particularly focused on clients in the technology, healthcare, media, retail and consumer products sectors.

Chair of the antitrust and competition practice Ross Bricker said of the new arrival: “His capabilities will add to our existing litigation strengths and help continue Jenner & Block’s long history of handling significant antitrust matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts, and other tribunals throughout the country.”

Van Voorhis said: “This is the right firm for my antitrust and competition skills and I look forward to adding to the firm’s existing strengths in this area.” He also joins the corporate and private equity practices.

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