;Women in Business Law 2010
;Competition and Antitrust
Country: United States
Ilene Knable Gotts
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
51 West 52nd StreetNew York, NY 10019US
Tel: (1) 212 403 1247
Fax: (1) 212 403 2247
A member of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz's antitrust department, Ilene Knable Gotts represents and counsels clients on a range of antitrust matters, particularly those relating to mergers and acquisitions. Ms Gotts began her career as a staff attorney in the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission in conduct and merger investigations.
In 1995, Ms Gotts served as the president of the Washington Council of Lawyers. She was the chair of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section of the Federal Bar Association from 1995-1997 and chair of the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association in 2005-2006. An active participant in the Section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association, Ms Gotts is now the chair. She previously served as the International Officer and on the Council. Ms Gotts is regularly recognised as one of the world's top antitrust lawyers, including being selected in the 2007-2009 editions of The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, as one of the top 15 global competition lawyers, in the first tier ranking of Chambers USA Guide, and as one of the "leading individuals" in PLC Which Lawyer Yearbook.
Ms Gotts edited both the second and third editions of the ABA's treatise on the Antitrust Merger Review Process and has had published over 120 articles on antitrust issues relating to mergers and acquisitions and Hart-Scott-Rodino compliance. She also is a frequent lecturer on antitrust topics. She serves on the advisory boards of Antitrust and Trade Regulation Report, Antitrust Counselor, and Antitrust Report.
Ms Gotts received her bachelor's degree magna cum laude from the University of Maryland, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her law degree was awarded cum laude by Georgetown University Law Center in 1984. She now serves on the board of Legal Advisors of Legal Momentum, the National Law Alumni Board of Georgetown University Law Center, the advisory board of Georgetown Corporate Counsel Institute and Counsel's Council of Lincoln Center.
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