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Practice Areas

Focuses on antitrust matters, particularly relating to mergers and acquisitions.


Partner in the Antitrust Department of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

Ilene is regularly recognized as one of the world’s top antitrust lawyers, including being recognized by Euromoney’s Women in Business Law with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, in the 2006-2018 Editions of The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers as one of the top five global competition lawyers and Top Lawyer of the Year for 2017 by Cablefax. BTI Consulting Group has recognized Ilene as a Client Service All-Star for her dedication and commitment to exceptional client service.

Ilene previously worked as a staff attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureaus of Competition and Consumer Protection.

Professional Memberships

Mrs. Gotts is an officer of the IBA’s Competition Committee. She served on the American Bar Association’s Board of Governors from 2015-2018, having previously served as the Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law. In 2006-2007, Mrs. Gotts was the Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, which recognized her service to the antitrust bar with the Lifland Service Award in 2010; she has been a member of the American Law Institute for over 20 years.