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Nandu Machiraju

Baker McKenzie (Washington)

Nandu Machiraju is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Washington office. He has significant industry experience in antitrust matters affecting the healthcare, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, mining, and technology sectors. Nandu advises clients on a wide range of antitrust matters and has considerable experience counseling clients in government investigations, proposed mergers and acquisitions, conduct matters, compliance, and litigation. Nandu also advises clients on other US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) matters including consumer protection and general FTC adjudicative and rulemaking issues. Before joining the Firm, Nandu worked as an attorney with the FTC. Most recently, Nandu was an attorney in the Bureau of Competition’s Litigation Group where he served a critical role on merger litigation challenges in the hospital and medical-device industries. Before that, he served as an Attorney Advisor to FTC Chairman Joseph J. Simons where he advised on enforcement, appellate advocacy, and congressional relations as well as matters relating to agency management. In that role, Nandu also led in implementing various policy initiatives including assessing the prospects for competition rulemaking, the creation of a portal for merger-retrospective studies program, the inception of various 6(b) studies, and various other initiatives. Nandu also was an attorney in the Mergers I Division where he worked on mergers involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, retail pharmacies, and cement plants. Before joining the FTC, Nandu was an associate at an international law firm where he practiced antitrust and competition law in that firm’s Washington, D.C. and Brussels offices.

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Brian Burke, John Fedele, Mark Hamer, Teisha Johnson, Nandu Machiraju, Creighton Macy, Courtney DeVore, Daniel Graulich The US DoJ continues to ramp up enforcement against interlocking directorates in its latest move forcing two individuals to resign board positions on a social media platform (Pinterest / Nextdoor)


In brief The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) (together "Agencies") each have recently taken enforcement actions that demonstrate renewed attention on interlocking directorates (in which individuals simultaneously serve as directors (...)

Brian Burke, John Fedele, Mark Hamer, Teisha Johnson, Nandu Machiraju, Creighton Macy, Kayleigh Golish, K. Heidi Smucker The US FTC and DOJ propose revisions and additions to the premerger notification process


In brief On Tuesday, 27 June 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), with the concurrence of the Assistant Attorney General for the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division (DOJ), announced proposed changes to the premerger notification form and associated instructions and rules that (...)


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