Andrea Agathoklis Murino is an antitrust and competition partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Ms Murino's unique combination of private and public sector experience allow her to provide practical, bespoke, and efficient pathways to achieving her clients' business objectives. Her primary focus is securing clearances for proposed transactions from the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general, and international competition law enforcement agencies. In the past year alone, she has successfully represented more than 100 clients through all manner of transaction-related investigations, including several high-profile Second Requests and dozens of intensive public and non-public investigations. Ms Murino also has significant merger litigation experience, having served as senior member of a trial team that defended a rare consummated merger challenge in federal court. Furthermore, she regularly advises on numerous other competition issues, including dominant firm conduct, competitor collaborations, and distribution practices. Ms Murino's practice also includes representing clients on consumer protection matters before the FTC and state attorneys general, including claims of false advertising and deceptive marketing practices. Among her clients are companies in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, technology, financial services, telecommunications, medical devices, consumer products, hospitality, private equity, real estate, and retail industries.
Ms Murino served the highest decision-makers at both federal antitrust agencies. She was an attorney advisor to former FTC Chairman and Commissioner William Kovacic where she offered advice on a diverse array of competition and consumer protection matters. She then served as a counsel to two Assistant Attorneys General for Antitrust at the Department of Justice where she advised the Assistant Attorney General and the Deputy Assistant Attorneys General on criminal and civil enforcement matters. She joined Goodwin after having been a partner with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and spent the earlier part of her career as an associate with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
A frequent speaker, Ms Murino spoke at the FTC's Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century addressing multi-sided platforms, labor markets, and potential competition, at the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission's (COFECE's) workshop on Antitrust, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, and at meetings of the International Competition Network. She has guest lectured at the University of Michigan Law School, George Washington University Law School, and American University's Washington College of Law. She is a member of Law360's Competition Law Editorial Advisory Board and on the MLex Advisory Board, where she advises these publications on significant developments impacting antitrust and competition law. Ms Murino is an Associate Editor of Antitrust, a quarterly magazine devoted to global antitrust and competition related topics, and also contributes to the "Antitrust Practice Advisor" for LexisNexis, which offers a collection of practical guidance written by attorneys for their practice areas.