NEW YORK, Sept. 2 /CNW/ -- Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
announced today that Bernard "Barry" Nigro will return to the Firm as a
partner in the Antitrust Department resident in Washington, DC. Mr. Nigro was
previously a partner at Fried Frank from 1999 to 2003. From 2003 to 2005, Mr.
Nigro served as the Deputy Director for the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau
of Competition, where he supervised merger and non-merger enforcement
divisions and developed agency policies related to compliance, merger and
non-merger matters, and pre-merger notification. During his tenure at the
Federal Trade Commission, Mr. Nigro oversaw numerous merger investigations and
litigations across a broad range of industries, including pharmaceuticals,
defense, energy, music, tobacco, consumer products, and aerospace.
Immediately prior to rejoining Fried Frank, Mr. Nigro was an antitrust partner
at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in their Washington, DC office.
"We are very pleased to welcome Barry back to Fried Frank. He is an
extremely experienced and highly regarded antitrust practitioner with a strong
background of both private and government service," said Valerie Ford Jacob,
Fried Frank's Chairperson.
Mr. Nigro's practice focuses on civil and criminal matters under federal
and state antitrust laws and he frequently appears before the Federal Trade
Commission, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and state
attorney general offices. As part of Fried Frank's Antitrust Department, Mr.
Nigro will represent major US and international corporations on antitrust
matters in connection with mergers and acquisitions, internal investigations,
litigations, and counseling.
"Antitrust and competition issues are integral to the broad range of
corporate clients Fried Frank represents," said Justin Spendlove, Fried
Frank's Managing Partner. "Barry's extensive experience in high-stakes
transactions and complex litigation adds strength to an already strong team of
first-rate antitrust lawyers at the Firm."
Robert Schwenkel, chair of Fried Frank's New York corporate department
and head of the Firm's M&A and private equity practices added, "Barry has
extensive experience securing merger approvals critical for the size and
complexity of deals our preeminent M&A and private equity practices have been
known to handle for more than three decades. With enhanced antitrust
capability we can deliver more for our clients and help them to achieve their
Mr. Nigro currently serves as an officer on the Council of the ABA's
Section of Antitrust Law and previously served as the Chair of the
organization's Communications Industry and Committee Operations Committees. He
was the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Telecom Antitrust Handbook and is a member
of the Board of Editors of Antitrust Report.
He received his Juris Doctorate from George Washington University Law
School and his Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University. Additionally, he
served as a clerk for the Honorable Charles R. Richey on the United States
District Court for the District of Columbia.
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D.C., London, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Fried Frank lawyers
regularly represent many of the world's leading corporations and financial
institutions. The Firm offers legal counsel on antitrust and competition;
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including asset management, capital markets, corporate governance, financings,
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