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 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.”

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Thought Leadership

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Andrea writes frequently on antitrust and competition law topics. She has been published multiple times in Antitrust Magazine, Global Legal Insights and other publications. She has been quoted by The Financial Times, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, Axios, CNBC, The Street, Law360 and various healthcare related publications. Her recent speaking engagements include presentations before the Global Competition Review Antitrust Law Leaders Forum; the Newly Released Draft DOJ/FTC Merger Guidelines: Observations and Analysis hosted by the USC Gould School of Law Center for Transnational Law & Business; the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century; the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission’s (COFECE’s) workshop on Antitrust, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; International Competition Network meetings; and American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law events.

 

Recognition

Lawdragon “500 Leading Lawyers” (2022, 2024)

Recognized as “Outstanding” in Washington, D.C., by Global Competition Review 100 (2022–2024)

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

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

Who’s Who Legal: Competition (2020–2023)

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Washington, D.C., Antitrust & Competition (2021–2023)

The Legal 500 United States, Antitrust: Merger Control (2022–2023)

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

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)

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