Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer announced today that Jamillia P. Ferris has joined the firm’s US antitrust, competitors and trade follow as a partner centered in Washington and a member of the firm’s worldwide antitrust management staff. She is a revered chief of the regulatory bar who has held senior positions at equally the Antitrust Division of the US Office of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Ms. Ferris’s practice focuses on the illustration of organizations across a number of industries in merger management matters and civil conduct investigations ahead of the DOJ and the Federal Trade Fee (FTC), with substantial expertise with companies in the tech and semiconductor sectors. Prior to her function in personal apply, Ms. Ferris oversaw mergers at both equally the Antitrust Division of the DOJ, where she was chief of personnel and counsel to the assistant legal professional basic of the Antitrust Division, and at the FCC. Though at the FCC, she led the overview of AT&T’s proposed $49 billion acquisition of DIRECTV and was a member of the steering committee overseeing the FCC’s critique of Comcast’s proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
“With the modern focus on US antitrust enforcement, this is a fantastic option to additional deepen our bench of agency-going through companions,” said Thomas Janssens, head of Freshfields’s global antitrust observe. “Jamillia’s encounter helps make her the ideal in good shape for our team as we continue on to see an increase in sophisticated bargains from our US, transatlantic and transpacific practices.”
Ms. Ferris has advised on the antitrust elements of significant issues for customers which includes:
- Credit history Karma in its sale to Intuit
- Bungie in its sale to Sony
- Zynga in its sale to Get Two
- Lumentum in its acquisitions of NeoPhotonics and Oclaro
- DeepMap in its sale to Nvidia
- MaxLinear in its proposed acquisition of Silicon Movement
- Mandiant in its proposed acquisition by Google
Ms. Ferris is acknowledged by Chambers United states as 1 of America’s Main Attorneys for Business and has been named in the current edition of Worldwide Level of competition Review’s Women in Antitrust as well as in the 2022 edition of their Competitors record with Who’s Who Lawful. She also currently serves on the board of the DC Volunteer Legal professionals Venture, which provides thorough legal expert services to victims of domestic violence on the Advisory Council of Lemonada Media and on the Council of the Antitrust Area of the American Bar Association.
“Jamillia is an fantastic addition to our antitrust group, expanding our skill to present our purchasers with major-tier antitrust suggestions along with our renowned transactional practice, both equally in the US and globally. Not only does she have an impeccable keep track of record of support to clients, but she also brings the own qualities and solid management abilities that have develop into the hallmark of our firm society,” said Freshfields’s US Managing Partner Sarah K. Solum.
“The option to be a part of Freshfields’s standout workforce and provide all of the gains of the firm’s unmatched worldwide platform to my consumers is very enjoyable. I appear forward to working alongside my new colleagues on the complicated issues that shoppers are struggling with in today’s antitrust enforcement environment,” stated Ms. Ferris.