Axinn announced that Leslie Overton has joined its Antitrust Group as a partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office, adding to the firm’s growing ranks of renowned antitrust lawyers.
Overton brings more than two decades of antitrust experience to the firm, including two separate tenures in senior positions within the Justice Department’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division. She served first as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General during the Bush Administration and later as Deputy Assistant Attorney General under the Obama Administration, where she supervised the majority of all DOJ merger challenges in fiscal years 2012–2014. In her role, Overton oversaw international engagement and healthcare policy work, as well as criminal antitrust matters, litigation and civil non-merger investigations.
“Leslie’s deep experience in government and private practice will be a significant asset to our firm and our Antitrust Group,” said John Harkrider, Co-Chair of the Antitrust Group and a founding partner of the firm. “Her multifaceted perspective will help our clients navigate the evolving competition landscape.”