Sidley Austin has added two partners to its antitrust/competition practice. William Blumenthal, the head of Clifford Chance’s U.S. antitrust practice and a former general counsel of the Federal Trade Commission, makes the move along with Kenneth Glazer, previously a partner at K&L Gates. Glazer is also a FTC veteran, serving as deputy director of the Bureau of Competition from 2006 to 2009. Blumenthal, who was the FTC’s top lawyer from 2005 to 2009, has advised clients on all aspects of antitrust law, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and pricing and distribution practices. Glazer in his three years at the Bureau of Competition oversaw challenges to multi-billion dollar acquisitions, as well as merger and non-merger investigations in numerous industries.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough had added a longtime bank regulatory attorney to its Washington office. Dwight Smith III, previously a senior of counsel at Morrison & Foerster, joins as partner in the financial services practice. Smith was deputy chief counsel for business transactions at the Office of Thrift Supervision from 1995 to 1999, where he oversaw significant mergers, acquisitions, and offerings and new entrants to the banking industry. He will counsel clients on financial and regulatory issues, including duties and obligations arising from the government's response to the financial crisis.
Randall Miller has moved from Arnold & Porter to Venable’s Northern Virginia and Washington offices. He joins as partner in the business litigation and advertising practice groups. For 16 years, Miller has represented national advertisers as both plaintiffs and defendants in competitor false advertising cases under the Lanham Act. He has litigated complex business disputes such as those involving breach of contract, fraud, tortious interference, trade secrets and unfair competition claims.