Clifford Chance Taps FTC General Counsel

Law360, New York (January 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Magic Circle firm Clifford Chance LLP has recruited the general counsel of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to join the firm's ranks as a partner and chairman of the U.S. antitrust group.

Starting in March, William Blumenthal will put the experience and expertise he accrued at the FTC to work with Clifford Chance's mergers & acquisitions and litigation practices.

Blumenthal will be advising clients on transactions, joint ventures, predatory pricing, monopolization, distribution restraints, consumer protection and other antitrust issues.

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