Overview

Andrea Agathoklis Murino is an antitrust and competition partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her unique combination of private and public sector experience allows her to provide practical, bespoke and efficient pathways to achieving her clients’ business objectives. Her primary focus is securing clearances for proposed transactions from the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state attorneys general, and international competition law enforcement agencies. In the past year alone, she has successfully represented more than 100 clients through transaction-related investigations, including high-profile Second Requests. Clients have called Andrea “super responsive, very practical and a creative problem solver” who is “a real pleasure to work with” according to Chambers USA. To The Legal 500 U.S., clients noted she is “a very strong and persuasive communicator” who can “distill down the primary advocacy arguments in a case and communicate those ideas persuasively to the antitrust agencies.”

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Thought Leadership

Publications

Andrea speaks, lectures and writes frequently on several Antitrust & Competition law topics. She is frequently quoted by The Financial Times, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, Axios, CNBC, The Street, Law360, and various healthcare related publications. Her recent presentations and publications include:

  • "Killer Acquisitions in the Pharmaceutical Sector," GCR Live 2 Pharmaceuticals (February 2020)
  • “The Brave New World of Antitrust in Life Sciences M&A,” Goodwin + KPMG @ JP Morgan Symposium (January 2020)
  • “Merger Control 2019,” Global Legal Insights (June 2019)
  • “Merger Control 2018,” Global Legal Insights (July 2018)
  • “Antitrust Practice Advisor,” LexisNexis (May 2018)
  • “Analysis: Federal Court Blocks Staples’ Acquisition of Office Depot ,” Featured Expert Article, Chain Store Age (May 2016)
  • “FTC Takes Scissors to Staples/Office Depot Merger,” Featured Expert Column, Legal Pulse Blog, Washington Legal Foundation (December 2015)
  • “With Recent Use of Disgorgement, FTC Continues to Sharpen its Enforcement Tools,” Featured Expert Column, Legal Pulse Blog (August 21, 2015)
  • “End of the Road in the Long-running FTC v. Phoebe Putney Saga,” Featured Expert Column, Legal Pulse Blog, Washington Legal Foundation (April 2015
  • “Five Lessons: Ninth Circuit Upholds Decision to Block Idaho Healthcare Merger,” Featured Expert Column, Legal Pulse Blog, Washington Legal Foundation (February 2015)
  • “Antitrust and Health Care: FTC's Off-Again, On-Again Challenge to Georgia Hospital Merger,” Featured Expert Column, Legal Pulse Blog, Washington Legal Foundation (November 2014)
  • Co-author with B. Tennis, “Mergers in the Information Technology Industry in the US: An Overview of Leading Cases” e-Competitions Bulletin US Mergers in IT, Art. No. 68765 (September 25, 2014)
  • “Does the FTC Glass Settlement Break the Efficiencies Mold?” Featured Expert Column, Legal Pulse Blog, Washington Legal Foundation (April 2014)
  • “FTC Sets New Rules for Pharma Licenses and Antitrust Approvals,” Featured Expert Column, Legal Pulse Blog, Washington Legal Foundation (November 2013)
  • “The Many Faces of the FTC on Display in Commissioners Review of Administrative Case,” Featured Expert Column, Legal Pulse Blog, Washington Legal Foundation (August 2013)
  • “Commissioner Wright Moves to Advance Discussion on FTC Act Section 5,” Featured Expert Column, Legal Pulse Blog, Washington Legal Foundation (June 2013)
  • “Newest Commissioner Makes the 'Wright' Call for FTC Act's Section 5,” Guest Commentary, Legal Pulse Blog, Washington Legal Foundation (April 2013)
  • “FTC Orders Divestitures Plus Novel Standard Essential Patent Remedy in Automotive Air Conditioning Merger,” e-Competitions National Competition Laws Bulletin (December 2012)
  • “FTC Withdraws 2003 Policy Statement Hinting at Further Use of Disgorgement as a Remedy,” e-Competitions National Competition Laws Bulletin (October 2012)
  • Co-author with S. Sher, “Unilateral Effects in Technology Markets: Oracle, H&R Block, and What It All Means,” Antitrust, Vol. 26, No. 3 (Summer 2012)
  • “Near, Far, Wherever You Are: Venue in Agency Antitrust Challenges,” Federal Civil Enforcement Committee Newsletter, ABA Section of Antitrust Law (May-June 2011)
  • “Looking Back on 2009: Antitrust Developments on Capitol Hill,” The Antitrust Counselor (January 2010)
  • “New Focus on Interlocking Directorates? Recent Section 8 Enforcement Activity,” Federal Civil Enforcement Committee Newsletter, ABA Section of Antitrust Law (September-October 2009)
  • “In Their Own Words: Predicting Enforcement under Varney and Leibowitz,” Antitrust (Summer 2009)
  • “The FTC and Monitor Trustees,” Mergers & Acquisitions Committee Newsletter, ABA Section of Antitrust Law (Spring 2007)

Speaking Engagements

FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21 Century

Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission’s (COFECE’s) workshop on Antitrust, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

International Competition Network meetings

American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law events

 

Recognition

Law360's 2021 Competition Editorial Advisory Board

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Washington, D.C., Antitrust & Competition

The Legal 500 United States

Who's Who Legal Competition (2020, 2021)

The National Law Journal’s M&A and Antitrust Trailblazers (2018)

Global Competition Review’s Women in Antitrust (2016)

Global Competition Review 40 Under 40 (2016)

Memberships & Affiliations

Law360 Competition Law Editorial Advisory Board, 2016present

MLex Advisory Board

Associate editor of Antitrust, a quarterly magazine from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law devoted to global antitrust and competition related topics

Contributor to LexisNexis’ “Antitrust Practice Advisor”

District of Columbia Bar Association

American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law

American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)

Elizabeth Seton High School Board of Directors (Prince George’s County, Maryland)

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Courts

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Education

  • The George Washington University Law SchoolJ.D.with Honors2001
  • American UniversityB.A., Economics & Political Sciencemagna cum laude1998

    Phi Beta Kappa

    University Honors Program