NEW YORK — Oct. 27, 2014 — Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, announced that Lisl J. Dunlop has joined the firm as a partner in the Antitrust group, based in the firm’s New York office. Dunlop comes to Manatt from Shearman & Sterling LLP, where she was a member of the Antitrust group and helped launch its United Kingdom competition law practice.

With over 20 years of experience, Dunlop advises leading national and multinational companies in an array of industries—particularly those in the media, technology and healthcare sectors—on a broad range of antitrust counseling, litigation and transactional matters. She advises clients on antitrust-related aspects of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and sales and distribution matters. Highly experienced in international representations, Dunlop has coordinated the multijurisdictional defense of transactions throughout the world. In addition to the U.S. federal and state antitrust enforcement agencies, she has appeared before the European Commission, the UK Office of Fair Trading, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. She also has represented major corporations in complex antitrust litigation, including multidistrict treble damages class actions.

“Lisl has a sophisticated practice, working with large, global clients on bet-the-company matters,” said William T. Quicksilver, Manatt’s chief executive officer and managing partner. “Her deep legal experience in the U.S. and abroad strengthens our transactional capabilities and our ability to provide strategic counsel to clients conducting business here and across borders. We are pleased to welcome Lisl to Manatt.”

Dunlop has been recognized as a leading antitrust lawyer by Chambers USA, Legal 500, and Global Competition Review. Most recently, she represented Ardagh Group in its acquisition of the U.S. glass container business of Saint Gobain, which involved litigation in district court and in Federal Trade Commission administrative proceedings. Other major transactions included Textron’s acquisition of Beechcraft, Syniverse’s acquisition of Mach, the acquisition of Psychiatric Solutions, Inc., by Universal Health Services, the acquisition of Synthes by Johnson & Johnson, and the acquisition of Ciba by BASF.

“I am very excited to be joining Manatt. In addition to its impressive transactional and litigation platforms, I was drawn to its deep industry expertise, particularly in the healthcare, entertainment and media arenas,” Dunlop said. “The firm’s industry-leading work and reputation for excellent client service will provide an ideal home for my practice.”

Manatt’s Antitrust practice employs deep-rooted antitrust compliance strategies, handling disputes over pricing, monopolization, cartels, collusion, and controversial mergers and acquisitions. The team helps structure major transactions to avoid trouble with regulators, ensuring matters are handled efficiently, thoroughly and with the greatest possibility of success. Manatt’s lawyers strive to avoid litigation but know how to win when litigation is in a client’s best interest.

Dunlop earned her B.Sc. and LL.B. from the University of Sydney and her LL.M. from Cornell University Law School. She is admitted to practice in New York, the District of Columbia, England and Wales, and Australia, and she maintains strong contacts in a number of countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Canada.

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