Vinson & Elkins declared today that Kara Kuritz has joined the company as a husband or wife in Washington, D.C., including depth to the firm’s Antitrust Transactional apply in the parts of merger regulate and international filings.
Kuritz focuses on assessing antitrust problems in mergers and acquisitions, advising customers on how to navigate antitrust possibility, and working to make sure consumers comply with U.S. and world wide merger notification necessities. She advocates on behalf of customers just before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Antitrust Division of the Office of Justice (DOJ) and condition regulators in inquiries or investigations into mergers, acquisitions and non-merger small business conduct. She also presents antitrust counseling on issues these kinds of as diligence and pre-closing carry out, data sharing, competitor collaborations and interlocking directorates. She joins the agency from Goodwin Procter.
“Merger control is an extremely vital sector of our Antitrust practice as regulators in the United States and overseas increase scrutiny on significant offers, and number of legal professionals have as a lot hands-on experience in this region as Kara,” reported Darren Tucker, Head of Vinson and Elkins’ Antitrust follow. “She will be a terrific asset to purchasers as she performs along with the firm’s company legal professionals to guidebook their promotions as a result of reviews associated to Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR Act) notifications, multi-jurisdictional international filings and any ensuing opposition investigations.”
“The addition of Kara builds on other outstanding antitrust hires by the company in the past 6 months. In addition to Kara, we have added antitrust litigators Steven Medlock in Washington as nicely as Mike Scarborough and Dylan Ballard in San Francisco,” claimed Craig Seebald, Co-Head of Vinson and Elkins’ Litigation & Regulatory division and a chief of the firm’s world Antitrust practice. “We think antitrust litigation and regulation are increasing parts, and with the addition of Kara and the other current hires, we are 1 of the elite antitrust companies in the place.”
Prior to joining Goodwin, Kuritz served as the Antitrust Division’s HSR Act specialist at the U.S. Department of Justice, the place she recommended the Antitrust Division on application of the HSR Act, interlocking directorate difficulties and antitrust coverage inquiries. She liaised on behalf of the Antitrust Division with the FTC on HSR Act rules, rulemakings, steerage and enforcement actions.
“Vinson & Elkins gives an outstanding system for my follow since of the measurement and scope of the transactions the business handles and the sheer quantity of issues demanding foreign filing examination in this ever-modifying global regulatory atmosphere,” reported Kuritz. “The agency is also focused on expanding what is previously a nationally recognized Antitrust follow, so this feels like a ideal possibility for me.”
Kuritz been given her J.D. degree from George Mason University Faculty of Law, cum laude, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington & Jefferson College or university (summa cum laude). She beforehand served as Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Part of Antitrust Law’s Antitrust-Purchaser Protection Everyday Digest Committee for many several years.
Vinson & Elkins’ nationally acknowledged Antitrust apply guides shoppers by means of their most demanding competition legislation troubles. The Antitrust Transactional crew possesses a prosperity of experience in the strategies, arguments and economics vital to see a transaction through to acceptance by U.S. and non-U.S. regulatory businesses, like the FTC, the Antitrust Division of the DOJ, Condition Attorneys Normal, the European Fee and competition in authorities in international locations all-around the entire world.