Leslie C Overton

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Leslie Overton guides companies through merger reviews, civil non-merger investigations, cartel investigations, and litigation involving federal, state, and foreign antitrust authorities. She also represents clients in matters concerning anticompetitive conduct and consolidation by competitors, suppliers, or customers.

Having previously served in senior positions at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, Leslie offers her clients a valuable combination of experience and insight. She combines candid, practical antitrust guidance on strategic business activities like pricing, distribution, and licensing with practical solutions tailored to her clients’ strategic goals. Leslie adapts antitrust compliance programs to a client’s exposure and business realities.

While serving as deputy assistant attorney general for civil enforcement during the Obama Administration, Leslie managed over half of the DOJ’s merger challenges in fiscal years 2012–2014, including litigation complaints, settlements, and transactions restructured or abandoned. Leslie also supervised litigation and civil non-merger investigations, as well as several criminal antitrust matters.

Professional Memberships

ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Task Force on the Future of Competition Law Standards (2019-2020); ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Merger Practice Workshops, Co-Chair (2016-2018); American Health Lawyers Association; National Bar Association


JD – University of Michigan (1994); BA – University of Pennsylvania (1991)