Clifford Chance (Washington)

Sharis A. Pozen

Clifford Chance (Washington)

Sharis has extensive experience in both government and private practice. Over the course of her career, Sharis has held senior positions at GE, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and two major law firms based in New York and Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Clifford Chance, Sharis was the Vice President of Global Competition Law and Policy at GE, where she was responsible for merger clearance on numerous significant, transformational deals, steering global antitrust investigations to positive conclusions, antitrust compliance and other related issues. While working at a major New York-based law firm, Sharis was a partner and a leader in their antitrust and competition practice, where she advised clients on a broad spectrum of antitrust issues related to mergers and acquisitions, litigation, criminal investigations and counseling across national and multinational industries, including technology and telecommunications, health care and pharmaceutical, energy, financial services, transportation and agriculture. Sharis is one of the few antitrust practitioners who has served in high-level positions at both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. While serving as acting assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, Sharis led many high-profile matters and worked extensively with leaders of international antitrust authorities. She also oversaw several criminal antitrust matters. Prior to working at the U.S. Department of Justice, Sharis was a partner at a major Washington, D.C.-based firm, where she served as a director of the firm’s Antitrust Group. Her practice focused on antitrust issues and trade regulation across a broad spectrum of industries.


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Sharis A. Pozen The US Supreme court reaffirms the "direct purchaser" rule for private claims under federal antitrust laws but also allows for monopolization claims against a mobile app store owner (Apple / Pepper)


This article has been nominated for the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. On May 13, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed that private claims under the federal antitrust laws cannot be brought by "indirect purchasers" who did not (...)

Clifford H. Aronson, Sharis A. Pozen, Steven C. Sunshine The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit confirms the decision of the FTC regarding a merger in the healthcare sector (ProMedica)


On April 22, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit handed the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) another significant victory in a hospital merger, ruling that the FTC’s decision and order requiring that ProMedica divest St. Luke’s, another Lucas County, (...)

Alec Y. Chang, Clifford H. Aronson, Joanna Warren, Sharis A. Pozen The US Supreme Court narrows "State-Action" doctrine in hospital merger challenged by the US FTC (Phoebe Putney)


In a unanimous decision issued on February 19, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state-action doctrine did not immunize Phoebe Putney Health System’s acquisition of Palmyra Park Hospital in Albany, Georgia. The decision immediately was hailed by FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz as "a big (...)

Alec Y. Chang, Matthew P. Hendrickson, Sean M. Tepe, Sharis A. Pozen, Steven C. Sunshine The US FTC closes its investigation and approves the voluntary commitment of an internet search engine (Google)


This article has been nominated for the 2014 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Thoughts On Google’s FTC Settlement On Jan. 3, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission ended its highly publicized and wide-ranging investigation into Google Inc.’s (...)

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Agathe Richard, Aidan Synnott, Albert A. Foer, Alden F. Abbott, Alvaro Ramos, Ben Labow, Bonny Sweeney, Bradley T. Tennis, Christopher Meyers, Donald C. Klawiter, James J. Tierney, James Langenfeld, Janet McDavid, John DeQ. Briggs, John Kwoka, Joseph Farrell, Logan M. Breed, Mark D. Whitener, Michael A. Carrier, Michael D. Hausfeld, Michael L. Weiner, Michael P. Lehmann, Richard S. Taffet, Scott Andrew Sher, Sharis A. Pozen, William H. Rooney What is Trump Antitrust?


Change is in the air and it is coming to antitrust and competition policy in the United States. The unexpected election of President-elect Donald J. Trump opened wide the speculation or mystery about what he and his advisors are planning concerning his administration’s antitrust policy. During (...)

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