Leslie C. Overton

Alston & Bird (Washington DC)
Lawyer (Partner)

Leslie Overton is lawyer at Alston & Bird. Before she was Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Enforcement. She represented companies in government investigations of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and nonmerger matters before the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and state antitrust enforcers. She also regularly counseled clients regarding antitrust compliance issues. Leslie has represented a wide variety of clients, including consumer products, media, technology, energy, and telecommunications companies, as well as health care organizations. Representative public matters include SAB Miller’s joint venture with Coors, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s acquisition of M-Care, TV Guide’s combination with Gemstar, and Procter & Gamble’s acquisition of Gillette. Leslie also has counseled CBS, Chevron, CIGNA, Exelon, and other businesses. From 2002 to 2004, Leslie served at the DOJ as counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, advising on merger and civil nonmerger investigations, competition advocacy efforts, and policy initiatives on health care, transportation, energy, agriculture, consumer products, and media matters. She helped coordinate the FTC/DOJ health care hearings and made a significant contribution to the agencies’ subsequent joint report. Leslie is the secretary and communications officer for the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law. She previously served as liaison to the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession and as coordinator for the section’s 2008 Transition Report. She was a member of the editorial board for Antitrust Law Developments (Sixth) and a contributing author to The Merger Review Process: A Step-By-Step Guide to Federal Merger Review (3rd ed.).

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Jones Day (Houston)
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British Competition Authority - CMA (London)
Georgetown University (Washington D.C.)
Covington & Burling (Washington)
Sullivan & Cromwell (Washington)
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Washington)
Sidley Austin (Washington)


1694 Bulletin

Bruce McDonald, Kathryn M. Fenton, Leslie C. Overton The US DoJ obtains a disgorgement remedy in a civil antitrust settlement with an electricity supplier in a market manipulation case (KeySpan)


Reaching the end of a three-year investigation, today the Department of Justice Antitrust Division asked a New York federal court to approve the DOJ’s settlement of claims that KeySpan violated the antitrust laws by manipulating the NYC wholesale electricity market. The DOJ claimed KeySpan (...)

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