Mayer Brown Appoints Don Klawiter As Antitrust Partner In Washington, DC

Profession:Mayer Brown

October 10, 2007

- International law firm Mayer Brown today announced that Donald C. Klawiter

has joined the firm's Antitrust & Competition Practice in Washington, DC as

a partner.† Mr. Klawiter, 57, most recently served as a senior member of the

antitrust practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.†

Mr. Klawiter is

a widely recognized leader in the national and international antitrust bar for

his expertise in dealing with criminal antitrust investigations and cases, and

related civil litigation.† Mr. Klawiter has defended corporations and

executives from six different continents in grand jury investigations and

prosecutions, and he has served as international coordinating counsel in many

multi-jurisdictional proceedings.† He has substantial antitrust trial

experience as a prosecutor and as defense counsel.† From 1975 to 1986, Mr.

Klawiter held senior supervisory positions with the Antitrust Division of the

U.S. Department of Justice.†

Commented Mayer

Brown Vice Chairman Kenneth S. Geller, ìWe are extremely pleased to welcome a

leading lawyer such as Don Klawiter to Mayer Brown.† Don's deep international

experience, and his extensive experience leading internal investigation teams

often in crisis investigations, will complement what is already an

exceptionally strong antitrust and competition law practice that we have

established in the U.S. and Europe.î

Also joining the

practice as Counsel will be Jennifer M. Driscoll, 37, whose practice at Morgan

Lewis has focused on antitrust litigation and counseling, and who has

represented clients in international cartel investigations, merger

investigations before the European Commission, and Sherman Act cases in federal


ìWe are very

pleased both Don and Jennifer will be joining us,î said Washington, DC office

Partner-In-Charge Peter Scher.† He continued, ìClearly, they bring a level of

sophistication and expertise that will be of great value and benefit to our

clients, no matter what their industry or where they do business.† Don

Klawiter's experience and international reputation, combined with Mayer Brown's

international platform, make a great match.î

Mr. Klawiter

chaired the Section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association from 2005

to 2006, and is current Chair of the International Cartel Task Force.† He has

been a regular speaker at, and organizer of, major antitrust programs in the

United States, Canada, England, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Japan,

Australia and South Africa.†...

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