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. She began her career as a staff attorney in the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission in conduct and merger investigations.
In 1995, Ilene 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, she served as chair of the Section in 2009-2010, and previously served as the International Officer. Ilene is regularly recognised as one of the world's top antitrust lawyers, including being selected in the 2007-2010 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. In 2011, the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section awarded her the William T Lifland Service Award.
Ilene is the editor of the ABA Antitrust Section's Merger Review Process treatise and has published over 150 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 as the co-editor of Competition Law International and on the advisory boards of Antitrust and Trade Regulation Report, Antitrust Counselor, and Antitrust Report.
She 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 serves on the Board of Legal Advisors of Legal Momentum and Counsel's Council of Lincoln Center.
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