Dewey & LeBoeuf continues to bulk up its antitrust practice in Washington with ex-Howrey partners, adding M.J. Moltenbrey, Mark Schechter and Jacqueline Gris. They join their colleague Roxann Henry, who moved to Dewey two weeks ago.
Moltenbrey, who won antitrust clearance for deals including Monsanto's acquisition of Delta and Pine Land, Xstrata’ s acquisition of Falconbridge Ltd., and Expro International Group’s acquisition of Power Well Services, was formerly the director of civil non-merger enforcement in the DOJ’s Antitrust Division. She joins Dewey as a partner.
Schechter has handled antitrust matters including Boeing's union with McDonnell Douglas, GTE’s challenge to the merger of WorldCom and MCI, and Whirlpool's merger with Maytag. He spent 18 years at the antitrust division, where he last served as deputy director of operations, supervising major enforcement initiatives including cases against Microsoft and the major airlines.
He was a senior partner at Howrey and joins Dewey as of counsel.
Grise, who made the Global Competition Review list of the 40 top antitrust lawyers in the world under age 40 in 2008, represented Anheuser-Busch that year in securing antitrust clearance in connection with its acquisition by InBev for $52 billion. Also in 2008, she won approval in the United States and 16 other jurisdictions for EDS when it was bought by Hewlett-Packard for $13.9 billion.
She joins Dewey as a partner.
Howrey partners voted to dissolve the firm effective today.