Norton Rose Fulbright Nabs Former DOJ Pro

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced that Carsten Reichel, who previously spent more than a decade as a federal prosecutor of criminal antitrust cartels at the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division, has joined its Washington, DC office as a partner.

As a prosecutor, Reichel spearheaded some of the Antitrust Division’s most significant international criminal cartel matters, including in the shipping, pharmaceuticals, auto parts, air cargo and foreign currency exchange industries, as well as numerous domestic matters involving procurement fraud, corruption and related conspiracies. Reichel also negotiated and oversaw the first-ever antitrust compliance monitor imposed under an Antitrust Division corporate plea agreement and led the efforts to expand the

DOJ’s Procurement Collusion Strike Force initiative to detect and deter criminal cartel activity by federal and state contractors.

In addition to his prosecutorial work, Reichel worked on key policy and interagency initiatives while at DOJ, including advising on the implementation of the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act, overseeing competition compliance in multi-agency efforts to implement the Defense Production Act responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and also advising and training numerous foreign competition enforcers on cartel enforcement practices and policies as an international counsel.

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