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 combine a deep understanding of antitrust caselaw and current enforcement priorities to create 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. She has successfully represented hundreds of clients through intensive investigations, high-profile Second Requests, and federal and administrative litigation. Andrea also has a vibrant practice representing third parties in connection with agency investigations and litigation. 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.”


Thought Leadership


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:

  • “Populist Instincts: A Trump Administration Antitrust Merger Retrospective,” Antitrust Magazine, Volume 35 No. 3 (Summer 2021) 
  • "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)

Speaking Engagements

Global Competition Review Antitrust Law Leaders Forum

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



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

Listed in the 2022 Lawdragon "500 Leading Lawyers"

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

Recognized as one of the “Emerging Women Leaders in Private Practice” by DCA Live (2022)

Who's Who Legal Competition (2020–2022)

Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Competition (2022–2023) Global Competition Review

The Legal 500 United States

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

Global Competition Review’s Women in Antitrust

Memberships & Affiliations

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

Law360 Competition Law Editorial Advisory Board, 2016–2022

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)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


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


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

    Phi Beta Kappa

    University Honors Program