Press Release August 19, 2016

Five Alston & Bird Partners Appointed to Leadership Posts in ABA Antitrust Section

Five partners in Alston & Bird’s Antitrust Practice have been appointed to leadership posts in the largest and most prominent antitrust bar organization, the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law. The appointments are effective immediately.

Atlanta partner Valarie Williams is newly appointed to a three-year term on the Antitrust Section’s Council, or governing body. Long active in the leadership of the Antitrust Section, Williams has held numerous committee posts, including co-chair of the Antitrust Law Developments 2015 Update and chair of the Books and Treatises Committee.

Atlanta partner Matthew Kent is serving as chair of the Antitrust Section’s Competition Torts Committee. Kent is also serving as the Antitrust Section’s liaison to the National LGBT Bar Association and previously served as vice-chair of the Antitrust Section’s Compliance and Ethics Committee.

D.C. partner Adam Biegel will continue to serve as co-chair of the Antitrust Section’s Committee Operations Committee. Biegel, who serves as the D.C. office antitrust team leader, has been prominent in the antitrust bar for more than 15 years, having served previously on the Antitrust Section’s Council and chair of its Corporate Counseling Committee.

D.C. partner John Snyder is newly appointed as vice-chair of the Antitrust Section’s Antitrust & Economics Institute for Judges, a judicial education program jointly run by the Antitrust Section and the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law. Snyder, who joined the firm last year from the U.S. Justice Department where he was counsel to the assistant attorney general in charge of the Antitrust Division, formerly served as vice-chair of the Antitrust Section’s Agriculture and Food Committee.

D.C. partner Leslie Overton is a new member of the Antitrust Section’s Long Range Planning Committee, which assists in identifying future opportunities, needs and challenges. Overton also has held numerous Antitrust Section leadership positions over the years, including Secretary and Communications Officer, as well as liaison to the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. Overton, who joined Alston & Bird this month, previously served as deputy assistant attorney general for civil enforcement in the DOJ’s Antitrust Division.

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