Jeff Perry, a partner in the Washington DC office of Weil, Gotshal & Menges, focuses on antitrust investigations and litigation, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. He joined the Firm in 2014 after serving for 13 years at the Federal Trade Commission, most recently as Assistant Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition. During his 13 years at the FTC, Mr. Perry served as a lead investigator, manager or first-chair litigator on hundreds of FTC cases across virtually every industry overseen by the agency. As Assistant Director, Mr. Perry was the head of the FTC’s Mergers IV Division, which oversees investigation and litigation in a variety of industries, including supermarkets, retail stores, hospitals and other healthcare providers, food and beverage products, casinos, and a wide range of consumer products. He had leading roles in numerous high-profile investigations and litigations, including Office Depot/OfficeMax, ProMedica/St. Luke’s, OSF/Rockford Memorial, Kroger/Harris Teeter, Phoebe Putney/Palmyra, Pinnacle/Ameristar, Reading Hospital/Surgical Institute of Reading, and Whole Foods/Wild Oats. Prior to becoming Assistant Director, Mr. Perry served in a number of important positions, including Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia, where he first-chaired more than 20 criminal trials, and Counsel to the Director of the Bureau of Competition, where he oversaw merger and non-merger cases across a range of industries. Before being promoted to Assistant Director, he served as Deputy Assistant Director of the Bureau of Competition.