Now At Cravath, Ex-Antitrust Head Lines Up Against DOJ

Law360, New York (January 31, 2013, 9:47 PM EST) -- Christine Varney, the former U.S. Department of Justice antitrust chief hired by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP in 2011, stepped up to the plate Thursday to defend a $20 billion global beer company merger, facing off for the first time with the division she once ran.

Cravath is advising Grupo Modelo SAB de CV in its acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, which was announced in June. The DOJ sued to block the combination Thursday, saying it would put 46 percent of the U.S. beer market and...
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