Arnold & Porter announced that Andre Geverola, former Director of Criminal Litigation in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, has joined the firm’s Antitrust/Competition practice group as a partner. Mr. Geverola will lead the firm’s Cartel Investigations practice, and will be based in Arnold & Porter’s Chicago and Washington, DC, offices.
Debbie Feinstein, head of Arnold & Porter’s Global Antitrust/Competition practice and former Director of the Bureau of Competition at the US Federal Trade Commission, said, “Andre’s significant experience in criminal investigations, including international and domestic cartel, fraud, and obstruction of justice offenses, further strengthens our capabilities. His arrival will help clients navigate the complex antitrust landscape during a time where we are seeing an uptick in enforcement across industries and jurisdictions.”
During his time as Director of Criminal Litigation, Mr. Geverola supervised all criminal matters for the Antitrust Division, including cases involving labor markets, government contracting, financial instruments, food and agriculture, and health care and pharmaceuticals, among other high-profile matters. Mr. Geverola also was instrumental in formulating current Division policies concerning compliance, deferred prosecution agreements, and leniency.
Mr. Geverola also worked as a trial attorney and then as Assistant Chief in the Antitrust Division’s Chicago Office. In these roles, he led and supervised investigations and prosecutions across a number of industries, and was responsible for the most significant corporate criminal cases in the history of the office. He also served as a visiting international enforcer at the Japan Fair Trade Commission and trained numerous foreign enforcement agencies. Notably, he was a recipient of the Assistant Attorney General’s Award of Distinction for his work on investigations in the automobile parts and packaged seafood industries.
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