Leslie Overton provides comprehensive antitrust services to help clients assess and reduce risk. She works to develop and execute effective strategies for merger reviews, civil non-merger investigations, cartel investigations, and litigation involving federal, state, and non-U.S. antitrust authorities.
For clients concerned about anticompetitive conduct or consolidation by competitors, suppliers, or customers, she engages in proactive advocacy. Leslie provides candid, practical antitrust counseling on strategic business activities like pricing, distribution, and licensing. She also helps tailor antitrust compliance programs to a client’s exposure and business realities.
Leslie twice served in senior positions at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division. As deputy assistant attorney general for civil enforcement during the Obama Administration, she supervised over half of the DOJ’s merger challenges in fiscal years 2012–2014, including litigation complaints, settlements, and transactions restructured or abandoned.
Leslie also managed litigation and civil non-merger investigations, as well as several criminal antitrust matters. Leslie supervised the Antitrust Division’s international engagement and health care policy work.
As counsel to the assistant attorney general during the Bush Administration, she contributed to investigations, litigation, and the seminal health care hearings and report with the FTC.
Bar Admissions : District of Columbia
University of Michigan (J.D., 1994)
University of Pennsylvania (B.A., 1991)
American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, 2017 and 2018 Merger Practice Workshops, co-chair