Prestigious “Women in Antitrust” List Honors Two D.C. Litigators

Global Competition Review

December 01, 2016

Leading antitrust publication Global Competition Review (GCR) has recognized Latham & Watkins partners Amanda (Mandy) Reeves and Margaret (Peggy) Zwisler, both based in Washington, D.C., in its latest “Women in Antitrust” report. Now in its fifth iteration, the publication’s antitrust honor roll features women from around the world who “have been at the forefront of competition law in their respective jurisdictions and made groundbreaking contributions to the ever-changing, increasingly globalised competition landscape.” GCR honored Reeves and Zwisler among a diverse group of women antitrust leaders that includes private practitioners, enforcers, in-house counsel, economists and academics. 

Reeves, who currently serves as global Co-chair of the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Practice, regularly guides worldwide merger clearances for industry-shaping, blockbuster transactions and also advises on all phases of antitrust government investigations and complex antitrust litigations. She tells GCR that her work involves determining how laws that “are more than 100 years old … should govern [today’s] technologies, innovations and conduct” — a task that “is both tremendous fun and a constant challenge.”

A former global Co-chair of Latham’s Antitrust Practice and with more than four decades of experience, Zwisler has represented defendants in numerous antitrust trials, including a closely-watched bellwether case for a major cable provider, and is nationally recognized among the leading class-action defense lawyers in the United States. In an interview with GCR, the accomplished litigator reflects that when she began her career “there were few, if any, opportunities for women trial lawyers in any practice area, let alone antitrust.”

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