Carla Hine is an antitrust and competition partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Carla counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, collaborations and compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act. She represents clients before U.S. antitrust agencies, and 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. She regularly counsels clients on information exchanges, collaborations between competitors, participation in trade associations, distribution practices and restrictions on interlocking directorates.

She has experience in a variety of industries, including private equity, consumer products, construction materials, oil and related exploration products and services, gasoline, pharmaceuticals, health care, energy commodities, defense, metal products and sports teams.



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