Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Christine A Varney

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Formulates global antitrust strategy for clients in connection with joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other transactions. Advises on business conduct or potential investments to ensure compliance with antitrust laws, secures antitrust regulatory approvals, and handles investigations into anticompetitive behavior. Clients span diverse industries, including finance, media, pharmaceuticals, retail, transportation, technology and telecommunications.


Chair of Antitrust practice; partner since 2011. U.S. Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division (2009-11); Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission (1994-97).

Professional Memberships

ABF Fellow. IBA.


Georgetown University Law Center (JD, 1986); Syracuse University (MPA, 1982); State University of New York at Albany (BA, 1977).