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Willkie Adds DOJ Antitrust Pro

 |  March 12, 2024
Robert Lepore, previously a Section Chief at the US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, has joined Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP as a partner.
With a wealth of experience in antitrust law, Lepore’s arrival bolsters the firm’s capabilities in the Antitrust & Competition practice group. Based in Los Angeles and Washington, DC, he brings a formidable track record, including notable successes such as the JetBlue/Spirit Airlines merger challenge.

During his tenure at the Antitrust Division spanning over 13 years, Lepore oversaw numerous investigations and trials across a wide array of industries, earning recognition with prestigious awards such as the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service. His expertise extends to managing Hart-Scott-Rodino filings, negotiating settlements, and leading industry-changing mergers like the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger.

Wes Powell, Co-Chair of Willkie’s Antitrust & Competition Group, expressed enthusiasm about Lepore’s addition, emphasizing his capacity to navigate complex antitrust matters. Lepore’s extensive experience and proven track record further reinforce the firm’s commitment to providing top-tier legal services in the ever-evolving antitrust landscape.

Source: Willkie