Boies Schiller Antitrust Pro Heads To FTC

A longtime antitrust lawyer at Boies Schiller Flexner in Washington, DC, has left the firm to join the Federal Trade Commission, reported Reuters. 

Abby Dennis, a Boies Schiller lawyer for 12 years and a partner since 2016, joined the FTC earlier this month as a senior trial counsel, according to notices filed in court on Wednesday. Her arrival at the agency comes amid a surge in proposed corporate transactions and as antitrust regulators have vowed to ramp upenforcement activity.

Dennis is departing a lead role on the Boies Schiller team representing publishers suing Google Inc for alleged anticompetitive advertising-related practices. In a filing in the case, Boies Schiller partner Philip Korologos said the firm will remain interim co-lead counsel for the publisher class in the multidistrict litigation in Manhattan federal district court. Google has denied violating antitrust law.

Dennis, whose antitrust clients have included United HealthCare Services and Delta Air Lines, did not immediately return a message seeking comment on Wednesday. A spokesperson for FTC also did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

Boies Schiller managing partners called Dennis’ departure “bittersweet news for the firm,” according to an internal email viewed by Reuters. “Abby has made significant contributions to many of the firm’s high-profile antitrust cases in particular,” the message said.

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