Goodwin Adds Longtime Simpson Thacher Antitrust Attorney

Global law firm Goodwin announced that Andrew Lacy joined the firm as partner in the Antitrust and Competition practice, resident in the Washington, DC, office.

“As innovation-led disruption fuels unprecedented levels of M&A activity for clients across all of Goodwin’s industries of focus, our antitrust team continues to play an essential role in ensuring our clients’ deals get the government approvals needed to move forward smoothly,” said Joanne Gray, chair of Goodwin’s litigation department. “With regulatory enforcement of the technology, life science, private equity, and other industries in sharp focus, Andy’s extensive experience across antitrust risks and opportunities will be invaluable to our clients’ success.”

Lacy has extensive experience advising clients on transaction-related antitrust risk, negotiating terms of agreements, and determining the applicability of merger clearance filing requirements in both US and foreign jurisdictions. He represents clients before the FTC, DOJ, and state regulators in connection with informal inquiries, Second Requests, conduct investigations, and third-party subpoenas. Lacy has represented clients in merger challenges, class actions, and other private antitrust litigation matters. He also provides guidance on antitrust issues related to diligence and pre-closing conduct procedures, internal compliance programs, hiring and non-compete agreements, vendor agreements, and competitor collaborations. He is recognized by The Legal 500 US and as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation.

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