Mandy Reeves is a globally recognized partner in the Litigation & Trial Department and serves as Global Chair of the Antitrust & Competition Practice.

Ms. Reeves is a sought after global leader in the antitrust bar and routinely leads clients through their toughest matters, including novel litigations, securing clearances from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) and for complex mergers, and defending companies in monopolization investigations. She has worked on some of the most cutting-edge matters over the last several years and has litigated against both agencies. She has particular experience advising clients across a broad range of industries including high technology, life sciences, healthcare, communications, entertainment, agriculture, automotive, retail, and consumer products.

Ms. Reeves is routinely recognized as a top practitioner in her field. Global Competition Review (GCR), the world’s leading antitrust publication, recently named her Lawyer of the Year for 2021. In 2021, Legal Media Group included her as a Leading Life Sciences Lawyer. In 2020, she was named a Finalist for GCR’s Dealmaker of the Year and Legal Media Group’s Life Sciences Antitrust Litigator of the Year. She is recognized by ChambersLegal 500, and has been named a Who’s Who Global Thought Leader in Competition law (2020).

Ms. Reeves previously served as Attorney Advisor to Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch at the Federal Trade Commission. In that capacity she advised Commissioner Rosch on all aspects of competition law, including merger and anticompetitive practice investigations, litigation and appellate strategy, the IP/antitrust interface, and policy matters.

Ms. Reeves is a sought after speaker and writer on antitrust issues. Her work has appeared in The Antitrust Source, the Antitrust Magazine, and the Indiana Law Journal. She is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, where she serves on the Section’s Governing Council and chairs the Annual Law & Economics Institute for Judges, a four-day intensive training program, which trains federal judges in antitrust law and economics.

Ms. Reeves has served in multiple management roles at Latham including her previous position as the Global Chair of the firm’s Mentoring Committee. She was a 2020 Finalist for the American Lawyer’s Mentor of the Year.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Reeves clerked for Judge Mary Beck Briscoe, current Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and for Judge John G. Heyburn II, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky.

Representative Merger Matters

Ms. Reeves routinely represents clients in their most high-stakes and transformational acquisitions, successfully guiding them through US and global regulatory reviews. Representative matters, include:

  • AMD in its proposed US$35 billion acquisition of Xilinx (ongoing)
  • Intuit in its US$7.1 billion acquisition of Credit Karma
  • Novelis in its US$2.6 billion acquisition of Aleris
  • FXI in its acquisition of Innocor
  • Entercom Communications in connection with its acquisition of CBS Radio
  • Orbitz in its US$1.6 billion sale to Expedia
  • Agrium in its US$36 billion merger with Potash Corp
  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals in its US$1.4 billion merger with Impax Laboratories
  • Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation in its US$1.05 billion acquisition of Johnson & Johnson’s Codman Neurosurgery business
  • Nissan in its acquisition of a US$2.2 billion controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors, winning 14 unconditional clearances globally
  • The Carlyle Group’s Veyance in its US$1.8 billion sale to Continental AG
  • ArthroCare in its US$1.7 billion acquisition by Smith & Nephew
  • Receptos in its US$7.2 billion purchase by Celgene

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Education

  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2002
  • MA, University of Virginia, 2002
  • BA, University of Virginia, 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English
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May 5, 2021Recognition

2021 Lawyer of the Year: Amanda Reeves

Partner Amanda Reeves wins the award for Lawyer of the Year, marking the second consecutive year that a Latham & Watkins partner has been recognised in this category.