Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Washington)

James J. Tierney

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

James Tierney is Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Washington, DC). The former chief of the U.S. Justice Department’s Networks and Technology Enforcement Section (Net Tech), Jim focuses his practice on antitrust and competition law, advocating before federal agencies on behalf of the firm’s global clients in the technology, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors. Jim is a well-recognized figure inside the Beltway and an accomplished antitrust lawyer, with expansive knowledge of regulatory issues facing the technology and finance sectors. Jim is a five-time recipient of the Assistant Attorney General Award of Distinction, and also received the prestigious Roberts Award in 2011 for excellence, leadership and dedication in the enforcement of antitrust laws. Prior to becoming Net Tech’s chief, he served for three years as assistant chief of the Antitrust Division’s Litigation 2 section and was a trial attorney in the agency from 1994 to 2003. He also served in the Antitrust Division’s Professions and Intellectual Property section. He clerked for Washington State Supreme Court Justices James A. Andersen and Fred H. Dore. He is a former student of the University of Puget Sound School of Law (J.D., 1986, cum laude) and of the Allegheny College (B.A., 1977).


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Emily Luken, James J. Tierney The US DoJ leaves the door open to offering proof that harm to innovation in the market for airline bookings is separate and independent basis to block a merger (Sabre / Farelogix)


In its recent complaint challenging the $360 million acquisition of Farelogix by Sabre, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) appears to have left the door open to offering proof that harm to innovation in the market for airline bookings is a separate and independent basis to block the merger. When (...)

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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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