Julia Schiller helps clients navigate complex antirust issues, drawing on her deep and varied experience in both the government and in private practice to advise clients on merger reviews, civil conduct investigations, and antitrust litigation.
Julia rejoined O’Melveny from the Antitrust Division of the US 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.
At O’Melveny, Julia has guided numerous clients’ transactions through the antitrust agencies’ review process and represents businesses in government investigations arising from suspected violations of the antitrust laws.
Julia also provides strategic advice and practical solutions on competition issues. She counsels clients on antitrust enforcement in labor markets, compliance with Section 8 of the Clayton Act, information sharing, collaborations among competitors. With respect to mergers and acquisitions, Julia advises clients on allocating antitrust risk in transaction agreements and obligations under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. She also designs antitrust compliance programs.
Julia has litigated antitrust matters in both the government and private practice. On behalf of the United States, she served as trial counsel in the Antitrust Division’s successful challenge to the merger of Novelis and Aleris. In addition, she has successfully defended companies in class action litigation involving claims of price fixing.