Morrison Foerster Attorneys Appointed to Key Positions in ABA Antitrust Law Section
Morrison Foerster is thrilled to reveal that eight of its attorneys have been selected for or retained in key positions within the American Bar Association (ABA) Antitrust Law Section for the 2023‒2024 term. Jeff Jaeckel, Alexander Okuliar, Lisa Phelan, Megan Gerking, Bonnie Lau, David Shaw, Tom DeMatteo, and Evan Harris are amongst those appointed to new or current leadership roles with the ABA.
“The retained and appointed members, who previously held a variety of roles outside of the firm, exemplify the respect and status Morrison Foerster holds amongst the legal community and speaks to their unparalleled commitment to excellence,” says the law firm in their official statement.
Jeff Jaeckel, Morrison Foerster’s Vice Chair, remains as a member of the Editorial Board for ABA’s Antitrust Magazine. He previously served as Co-Chair of the Global Antitrust Law Practice Group and as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, as well as Co-Chair of the firm’s eDiscovery Task Force.
Alexander Okuliar continues to serve as Co-Chair of the Joint Conduct Committee and was recently chosen to also preach the co-chairmanship of the Section’s 2023 Fall Forum. Alexander is Co-Chair of Morrison Foerster’s Global Antitrust Law Practice Group and was once Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Enforcement in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.
Lisa Phelan, Co-Chair of the International Cartel Task Force, also assumes the Co-Chair position of the Global Antitrust Law Practice Group. She has formerly acted as Chief of the National Criminal Enforcement and Washington Criminal I Sections of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, earning her a notable standing in the bar.
Seeing the promotion of Megam Gerking is no surprise – she was recently appointed an editor of the Section’s Antitrust Magazine- Digital Edition following her footsteps as a trial attorney in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, Washington Criminal I Section.
Bonnie Lau continues to serve as a Vice Chair of the Section’s Women Connected Committee. Celebrated as Co-head of Morrison Foerster’s San Francisco Litigation Department, Lau continues to showcase her devotion to promoting diversity and inclusion in the legal community.
David Shaw was appointed Co-Chair of the Section’s Exemptions and Immunities Committee. Prior to joining Morrison Foerster, Shaw served as Deputy Chief of Staff and counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.
Tom DeMatteo was also appointed to serve as a Young Lawyer Representative of the Federal Civil Enforcement Committee. DeMatteo is an associate in Morrison Foerster’s Global Antitrust Law Practice Group and formerly served as counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.
Morrison Foerster further celebrates the appointment of Evan Harris as a Young Lawyer Representative of the Agriculture & Food Committee. Harris is an associate in the practice group’s Global Antitrust Law Practice Group.
Jeff Jaeckel, Morrison Foerster’s Vice Chair, remarks, “We are excited and proud of our continued and growing involvement in the ABA Antitrust Section. Our attorneys bring value to ABA members, and the firms’ recognition and involvement in leadership roles serve as a testament to their knowledge and work.”
Alexander Okuliar expresses his enthusiasm in being a part of this effort, “The recognition that firm continues to get from the antitrust bar is reflective of the excellence it consistently brings to the table.”
Morrison Foerster’s reputation and involvement as a premier antitrust law practice has been greatly highlighted by this impressive appointment and bestows Morrison Foerster attorneys with the platform to voice their knowledge and opinions on antitrust issues to the ABA members and the bar in general.