Julia Schiller

Partner

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Julia Schiller helps clients navigate complex antirust issues, including in connection with merger reviews, civil conduct investigations, and antitrust litigation.

Julia recently rejoined O’Melveny from the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she served as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General. In that role, Julia provided oversight across a broad range of civil enforcement matters. Notable examples include Bayer’s US$66 billion acquisition of Monsanto, in which the Division obtained a comprehensive US$9 billion divestiture, and the Division’s successful challenge to the merger of Novelis and Aleris, which was its first use of arbitration to resolve a merger challenge. In addition, she played a key role in advancing significant new or updated policies at the Division, including those regarding merger remedies, alternative dispute resolution, and the timing of the Division’s merger review process.

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Corporate & Government Experience

  • Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
  • Research Assistant, President’s Council of Economic Advisers

Honors & Awards

  • Recommended by The Legal 500 US for Merger Control (2022)
  • Recommended by The Legal 500 US for Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense (2022)

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Education

  • New York University, J.D., 2007: Recipient, Law and Economics Prize; Robert McKay Scholar; Articles Editor, New York University Annual Survey of American Law
  • Princeton University, A.B., Economics, 2003: magna cum laude

Professional Activities

Author

  • “International Comity and the Enforcement of U.S. Antitrust Law: Beyond In re Vitamin C,” ABA Antitrust Magazine, co-author with Benjamin Bradshaw and Remi Moncel (2017)
  • “Foreign Sovereignty and U.S. Antitrust Enforcement: Is “The State Made Me Do It” a Viable Defense?” ABA Antitrust Magazine, co-author with Benjamin Bradshaw and Ramesh Nagarajan (Summer 2012)
  • “Towards Convergence: The Volume of ‘Affected’ Commerce Under the US Sentencing Guidelines and ‘Impact’ Analysis Under the Clayton Act,” George Mason Law Review, co-author (Summer 2011) 

Speaker

  • USC Gould/LACBA 40th Annual Institute for Corporate Counsel, "Antitrust Considerations in Labor Markets" (December 2021)
  • OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum, “Blockchain and Competition Policy: The Agencies’ Perspective” (November 2020). 
  • W@ B3 Initiative, “Lessons Learned from DOJ’s Historic Arbitration in the Novelis/Aleris Merger” (September 2020)
  • Practicing Law Institute, “Developments in Antitrust Law & Regulation 2019” (April 2019)
  • Georgetown Law Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium, “Merger Enforcement” (September 2018)
  • Obtained FTC clearance for Bass Pro in its US$4 billion acquisition of outdoor sporting goods retailer Cabela’s.
  • Obtained DOJ clearance on behalf of Dealertrack Technologies Inc. for its acquisition by Cox Automotive.
  • Represented Asiana Airlines in In re Air Cargo Shipping Servs. Antitrust Litig., 06-MD-1775 (E.D.N.Y.), involving claims of price fixing.
  • Obtained FTC clearance for Regis Corporation for its sale of Hair Club to Aderans Co. and Bosley, Inc.
  • Obtained DOJ clearance on behalf of Norsk Hydro for its joint venture with Orkla ASA.
  • Represented T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Deutsche Telekom AG in United States v. AT&T Inc., No. 11-01560 (D.D.C.) in connection with the proposed sale of T-Mobile to AT&T.

Alerts and Publications

Eleventh Circuit Holds That a Franchisor and Its Franchisees May Violate Sherman Act by Entering Into No-Hire Agreements

September 12, 2022

DOJ Breathes New Life into Section 2 Criminal Enforcement

March 8, 2022

District Court Holds that No-Poach Agreements Can Constitute Criminal Antitrust Violations

February 16, 2022

FTC Announces New 2022 HSR Reporting Thresholds and Renews Call to Congress for Additional Funding

January 25, 2022

Prompted by Sweeping Executive Order on Competition, New Leadership at US Antitrust Agencies to Launch Review of Merger Guidelines; Similar Initiatives in Europe and China May Signal Greater Convergence in Enforcement Across Jurisdictions

July 26, 2021

Unanimous Supreme Court Affirms Injunction Barring NCAA Rules that Limit Education-Related Compensation to Student Athletes

June 30, 2021

Supreme Court Holds That FTC Cannot Sue for Monetary Relief: AMG Capital Management v. FTC

April 26, 2021

European Commission Extends Reach Over Non-Reportable Transactions

April 6, 2021

In the News

Global Competition Review: Publishing Duo Label DOJ Market ‘Artificial’ at Close of Trial

August 22, 2022

Law360: Book Publishers Say DOJ Hasn’t Shown Harm To Authors

August 19, 2022

Law360: Court Questions Penguin’s Bid Policy In Merger Challenge

August 18, 2022

Law360: Publishing Merger Won’t Hurt Competition, Yale Prof Says

August 16, 2022

Law360: Penguin Exec. Says Internal Book Competition Is Strong

August 15, 2022

Law360: Author, Agents Say Advances Only Part Of Puzzle

August 11, 2022

Global Competition Review: DOJ’s Expert: New Publisher Unlikely to Replace Simon & Schuster

August 10, 2022

Law360: Agent Says Authors Want Best Deal, Not Most Upfront Money

August 10, 2022

Law360: Penguin CEO Says Simon & Schuster Deal Is For Market Share

August 4, 2022

Law360: DOJ Tells Judge Book Merger Would Reduce Author Pay

August 1, 2022

Law360: DOJ’s Penguin-Simon & Schuster Challenge Eyes August Trial

December 10, 2021

FTCWatch: DOJ’s Schiller Goes Back to Private Practice

March 15, 2021

The American Lawyer: Hire Up: Firms Bring in Seasoned Counsel to Bulk Up in Capital Markets and Corporate

February 26, 2021

Global Competition Review: Former DOJ Counsel Rejoins O’Melveny & Myers

February 23, 2021

Law360: DOJ Antitrust Alum Rejoins O’Melveny As Partner

February 22, 2021

Mergers & Acquisitions: O’Melveny Hires Julia Schiller From DOJ

February 22, 2021

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