Barbara Wootton represents clients in government reviews of mergers and acquisitions, antitrust litigation, defense of government investigations, counseling, and establishing effective antitrust compliance and training programs. Ms. Wootton has considerable experience in competition matters involving the pharmaceutical sector in particular and has represented clients in a range of other industries including biotechnology, private equity, telecommunications, consumer products, and real estate. Ms. Wootton also regularly counsels and represents clients regarding filing obligations under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Before joining Arnold & Porter, Ms. Wootton served as judicial clerk to the Honorable Murray M. Schwartz, United Sates District Court for the District of Delaware and to the Honorable John M. Steadman of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Prior to entering law school, Ms. Wootton worked as an economist at the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.