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Lauren Willard
Lauren S. Willard
Washington +1 202 662 5964 Download V-card

Lauren Willard practices in the areas of antitrust, international law, and appellate litigation.

Ms. Willard represents and advises clients on a variety of antitrust matters, including defending clients in complex class-action antitrust litigation, counseling clients on mergers and acquisitions, and representing clients before federal enforcement agencies. Ms. Willard’s international practice focuses on investor-state arbitration and advising clients on international trade and investment matters.

  • Defend the National Football League in class action and direct antitrust challenges to its trademark licensing arrangements (Villa v. San Francisco Forty-Niners, Ltd. and American Needle, Inc. v. New Orleans La. Saints).
  • Represent Eli Lilly and Co. in NAFTA arbitration.
  • Defend prominent university in putative class action antitrust litigation regarding hiring practices.
  • Successfully represented multiple companies in obtaining merger review clearance before the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Represent social media company in federal civil antitrust litigation.
  • Represented Fortune 500 company before federal enforcement agencies in connection with government review of a high-profile proposed merger between cable companies.
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a major communications company and provided advice on minimizing antitrust risks.

Pro Bono

  • Represent family in asylum proceedings before federal immigration court.
  • Advised humanitarian organization on criminalization of atrocity crimes in domestic regimes of various countries.
  • Advised nonprofit trade association on antitrust implications of sustainability initiatives.