Jones Day (Washington)

Debra R. Belott

Jones Day (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

Debra Belott is a trial lawyer with experience in complex and fast-paced litigation across a range of jurisdictions and industries. Clients have praised her ability to understand their business and approach litigation in a strategic and efficient way. Debra is the administrative partner for the Business & Tort Litigation Practice in the Firm’s Washington Office. Debra has represented clients in a variety of areas, including commercial contract disputes, antitrust merger litigations, insurance recovery, and IP infringement claims. She has experience working with expert witnesses in many substantive areas, including hydrogeology, economics, damages, and health care quality. She has handled several antitrust merger litigations, including the successful defense of Cabell Huntington Hospital’s acquisition of St. Mary’s Medical Center from an FTC challenge. She also represented Electrolux Corporation in its defense of the DOJ’s challenge to its proposed acquisition of General Electric’s appliance business. Debra has successfully tried bench and jury cases to verdict in federal court as well as commercial arbitrations and has experience in federal district courts in D.C., Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, New York, Texas, Virginia, Illinois, and Washington. Debra is co-sponsor of Jones Day’s Black Lawyers Group and a member of the Washington Committee on Diversity. She also maintains an active pro bono practice through the DC Children’s Law Center and has handled several clemency petitions through the Clemency Project. Debra also serves on the board of Council for Court Excellence (CCE).

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Matthew Bull, Prudence Smith, Jeremy P. Morrison, Debra R. Belott The Australian Competition Authority proposes substantial changes to national antitrust merger review including introducing mandatory review and increased scrutiny of companies with substantial market power


In Short The Situation: The leadership of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") has put forward a series of sweeping proposals that, if implemented, would be the most substantial changes to Australian antitrust merger laws in nearly 30 years. The Context: Today, merger (...)

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