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Margaret Segall D'Amico

Partner, Litigation

Maggie D’Amico is a member of the Firm’s Antitrust practice. Ms. D’Amico’s practice focuses on transactional matters, antitrust regulatory approval, government investigations and general antitrust counseling. She has advised a wide variety of clients in diverse industries, including aerospace and aviation, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, consumer products, media, manufacturing and technology.

Ms. D’Amico has represented clients on antitrust issues in connection with numerous proposed or completed deals. She represented Time Warner Inc. on regulatory clearance issues in connection with its $109 billion sale to AT&T, including winning the lawsuit filed by the DOJ seeking to block the merger, which culminated in a six-week trial. Ms. D’Amico’s other antitrust representations include Centrica plc’s pending $3.625 billion divestiture of its North American energy supply, services and trading business (Direct Energy) to NRG Energy; Mylan N.V.’s pending $50 billion combination with Upjohn, a division of Pfizer; Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s $57 billion acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum Corp.; US Foods Hold Corp.’s $1.8 billion acquisition of five operating companies of Services Group of America; INEOS Enterprises’ $700 million acquisition of the North American business of National Titanium Dioxide Company Limited from Tronox Limited; Brunswick Corporation’s $910 million acquisition of Power Products’ Global Marine & Mobile business; Pinnacle Foods Inc.’s $10.9 billion acquisition by Conagra Brands, Inc.; the $205 million acquisition of Pendleton Whisky brand assets by Becle, S.A.B. de C.V., known collectively with its subsidiaries as Jose Cuervo; the majority investment in WorldStrides by Eurazeo SE, in partnership with Primavera Capital Group; Pitney Bowes Inc.’s $475 million acquisition of Newgistics, Inc.; DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s $4.1 billion sale to NBCUniversal, LLC, a division of Comcast Corporation; Anheuser‑Busch InBev’s $123 billion acquisition of SABMiller and the $12 billion sale of SABMiller’s U.S. and global Miller‑branded businesses to Molson Coors; Alere’s $8 billion acquisition by Abbott Laboratories; Biogen’s $1.25 billion settlement and license agreement with Forward Pharma; Mylan’s $9.9 billion acquisition of Meda and its $5.6 billion acquisition of Abbott Laboratories’ non‑U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business; H.J. Heinz Company’s $60 billion merger with Kraft Foods Group to create The Kraft Heinz Company; Alliant Techsystems’ spin‑off of its Sporting Group and merger of its Aerospace and Defense Groups with Orbital Sciences; Unilever’s acquisitions of Murad and Dermalogica and its $2.15 billion sale of its North America pasta sauces business under the Ragú and Bertolli brands to Mizkan Group; Element Financial’s $6.9 billion acquisition of GE Capital’s fleet management operations in the United States, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand; Integrys Energy Group’s $9.1 billion acquisition by Wisconsin Energy Corporation; InterMune’s $8.9 billion acquisition by Roche; Pitney Bowes’ $395 million acquisition of Borderfree; Grupo Modelo’s $20.1 billion acquisition by Anheuser‑Busch InBev; Zale Corporation’s $1.4 billion acquisition by Signet Jewelers; AerCap Holdings’ $5.4 billion acquisition of International Lease Finance Corporation; Life Technologies’ $15.8 billion sale to Thermo Fisher Scientific; Delta Air Lines’ investment in and joint venture with Virgin Atlantic Airways; Mondelēz International’s spin‑off of its $30 billion North American grocery business; Schneider Electric’s $5.6 billion acquisition of Invensys; and Barnes & Noble Inc.’s strategic partnership with Microsoft Inc. that formed Newco, the Digital and College businesses of Barnes & Noble.

Ms. D’Amico was recognized for her antitrust work by Chambers USA and The Legal 500 US in 2019 and 2020. In 2020, she was named to Global Competition Review’s “40 Under 40” list, which recognizes the top young antitrust lawyers in the world. Who’s Who Legal has also recommended her for her antitrust work since 2017, including naming her the “Most Highly Regarded Future Leader” in Competition in North America in 2019. Ms. D’Amico was named to Benchmark Litigation’s “40 & Under Hot List” in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and was listed by the publication as a 2019 and 2020 “Future Star.” She was also recognized by Super Lawyers for her litigation work from 2015 through 2019. In 2018, she was recognized as one of Law360’s “Rising Stars” in Competition and also received Euromoney Legal Media Group’s 2018 Rising Star Award for “Best in Antitrust/Competition.”

Ms. D’Amico is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and is a member of the International Bar Association’s, American Bar Association’s and the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Sections.

Ms. D’Amico was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She received an A.B. degree magna cum laude from Harvard College in 2003, where she concentrated in History. She received a J.D. degree cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2008, where she was a member of the Board of Student Advisors and the International Law Journal and the president of Harvard Law School’s wine appreciation society.

Ms. D’Amico joined Cravath in 2008 and was elected a partner in 2016.

Ms. D’Amico is admitted only in New York.

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