Wilmer Hale Grows Antitrust Team

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr announced on Tuesday, January 18, it picked up two more high-ranking officials from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to further build its antitrust practice, reported Reuters.

Jennifer Milici, the FTC’s former chief trial counsel for the Bureau of Competition, and Dominic Vote, former assistant director and head of the Commission’s Mergers II Division, are set to begin working at the firm in March.

Milici and Vote are joining Wilmer Hale’s Washington, DC, office as antitrust partners, the firm stated. They follow the arrival last month of Frank Gorman, who was acting deputy director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

The new additions bring the number of attorneys in the firm’s antitrust group to 23, including 12 in the United States and nine outside the country, it said. Wilmer Hale also promoted two attorneys within the practice to partners this month.

“We certainly plan on additional growth, both internal and potentially lateral,” said Thomas Mueller, who leads the practice.

Milici joined the FTC in 2014 after practicing as an associate and counsel at Boies Schiller Flexner for nine years. As chief trial counsel for the commission’s Bureau of Competition, Milici led the Bureau’s litigation group and managed its trial efforts, the firm said.

Vote arrived at the agency in 2010 from Arnold & Porter. As assistant director of Mergers II since 2019, he led the Commission’s reviews of mergers involving semiconductors and other computer hardware and software businesses.

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