On September 6, 2011, Cravath announced that Christine A. Varney joined the Firm as a partner.
Ms. Varney has been widely recognized as one of the leading antitrust lawyers in the United States in both private practice and government service, and is the only person to have served both as head of the U. S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission.
Ms. Varney served as Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from April 2009 through July 2011 and served as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission from October 1994 through August 1997.
During the 12-year period between her service at the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, Ms. Varney was in private practice, representing major corporations before U.S. and foreign antitrust regulators and advising her clients on a wide variety of legal and business issues.
Cravath Presiding Partner Evan R. Chesler said, “We are thrilled that Christine has joined the Firm. The breadth of her experience will enhance our antitrust practice, which is, and has always been, one of Cravath’s core practice areas. Her well-deserved reputation as one of the country’s foremost Internet and high tech legal experts also offers us exciting new opportunities.”
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