Samantha Morelli is a partner in the Antitrust & Competition Practice Group in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on a wide range of antitrust matters including federal and state government review of mergers and acquisitions, civil litigation, government investigations, and compliance counseling. Samantha regularly represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.

Samantha began her career as an attorney in the Mergers I Division of the FTC's Bureau of Competition, where she gained experience investigating and analyzing transactions in the healthcare, industrial, and technology industries. Among other assignments, she played an integral role in the FTC's investigation of several high-profile transactions, including Linde/Praxair and Teva/Allergan.



Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Antitrust Law, 2021–2023

Recognized in Global Competition Review 100 as “Outstanding” in Washington, D.C., 2022


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2016District of Columbia


  • George Mason University School of LawJ.D.2015
    Journal of Law, Economics & Policy
    Women's Law Association, Vice President 2013–2014
  • Southern New Hampshire UniversityM.B.A.2012
  • Southern New Hampshire UniversityB.S., Business Administrationmagna cum laude2011

    Business Administration Bradley Honors Program

    Delta Mu Delta