Carla Hine is an antitrust and competition partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She has experience in a variety of industries, including private equity, health care, pharmaceuticals, oil and related exploration products and services, energy commodities, gasoline, consumer products, construction materials, defense, metal products and sports teams.

Carla counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, collaborations and compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act and international merger notification regimes. She defends transactions before U.S. antitrust agencies and international competition authorities. Carla has significant experience in government investigations before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ), as well as experience with administrative, so-called Part III litigation before the FTC, and in government investigations and antitrust litigation. She regularly counsels clients on information exchanges, collaborations between competitors, participation in trade associations, distribution practices and restrictions on interlocking directorates.



The Legal 500

Super Lawyers, Washington, D.C., 2018–2020

Super Lawyers, Washington, D.C., 2013–2015, Rising Star

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member of the Antitrust Law Section, Co-Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Committee

American Bar Foundation, Life Fellow


Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois


  • University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D.2004
  • University of MichiganM.P.P.2001
  • University of FloridaB.A.with Honors1999