Antitrust Modernization Commission:
Members of the Commission
Deborah A. Garza (chair-designate of the AMC). A partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Garza helped defend Microsoft in the government's antitrust lawsuit. A veteran of the Justice Department antitrust division during the Reagan and Bush administrations, she also represented Exxon Corp. in its acquisition of Mobil (a deal approved by the Federal Trade Commission's in November, 1999). Garza also worked on MCI/WorldCom Inc.'s failed $115 billion attempt to acquire Sprint Corp.
Dennis W. Carlton, is an economics professor at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He worked as a consultant for Microsoft's competitors (Sun) and helped persuade the government to file its landmark 1998 lawsuit against the company. Carlton was president of Lexecon, an economics consulting company in Chicago consisting of local law and economics professors who testify as expert defense witnesses. Lexecon was founded by Richard A. Posner, chief of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th District in Chicago, who cut ties with the company when he became a judge. The company was sold to FTI Consulting Inc. Carlton works for FTI.
Sanford M. Litvack is a partner at Hogan & Hartson, former vice chairman of Walt Disney Company and a former head of the Justice Department's Antitrust Division during the Carter administration. Named to the board of Compaq in 2001, he is also still on the board of Euro Disney. He once ran Disney's corporate operations and was instrumental in Disney's acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC.
Deborah P. Majoras is a partner at Jones Day Reavis & Pogue. Her clients include a number of large pharmaceutical and health care companies, including Aventis (defense counsel for the company's vitamins price-fixing matters), Novartis and Tenet Healthcare. She has also advised clients in several significant telecommunications deals, including AT&T's purchase of Tele-communications, Cablevision's acquisition of a group of telecommunications cable systems and CBS's purchase of Infinity Broadcasting. Ms. Majoras has also provided counseling to numerous corporate clients and trade associations on a range of antitrust issues.
Steve Cannon is general counsel for Circuit City Stores Inc. Cannon used to work for Strom Thurmond on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Makan Delrahim is Deputy Assistant Attorney General for International Affairs, Policy and Appellate Matters. As such, he is chair of the Merger Working Group of the International Competition Network. (In October 2001, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission joined with antitrust agencies from 13 other jurisdictions around the world -- Australia, Canada, European Union, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, South Africa, United Kingdom and Zambia -- to create the ICN. The ICN now includes nearly 90 member agencies from nearly 80 jurisdictions.) Delrahim is the former staff director and chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. From 1998 to 2000, he was a counsel for the committee responsible for antitrust, business rights and commercial law. He worked on Microsoft issues. A former associate at law firm Patton Boggs LLP in Washington, Delrahim has also worked with the U.S. Trade Representative on international agreements pertaining to intellectual property.
John Shenefield is a partner in the antitrust practice of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he has practiced antitrust litigation and counseling since 1986. Morgan Lewis represents Fortune 500 companies and multinational financial services and investment banking organizations, as well as leaders in the life sciences, technology, energy, securities, real estate and media sectors. He is the former Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice (1977-1980). Acting Associate Attorney General, 1979-1980 and Associate Attorney General, 1980-1981, Department of Justice. Chairman, National Commission to Review Antitrust Law and Procedure, 1978-1979. Chairman, Standing Committee on Law and National Security, American Bar Association, since 1992.
Debra Valentine. Debra Valentine is assistant general counsel, United Technologies Corp. Formerly, Valentine was a partner in the law office of O'Melveny & Myers in Washington, D.C. (where she co-chaired the firm's antitrust practice) and former general counsel for the FTC.
John Yarowsky is a lobbyist employed by Patton Boggs. He worked in the White House counsel's office during the Clinton administration, with responsibility for judicial nominations. He is also a former counsel to the House Judiciary Committee.
John Jacobson is a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP where he is co-chair of the firm's national antitrust practice. Jacobson has litigated and counseled clients on virtually every issue arising under the various federal and state antitrust laws, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, intellectual property licensing and acquisition, price-fixing and other horizontal arrangements, international cartels, restricted distribution, resale price maintenance, tying, predatory pricing, price discrimination, purchasing practices and class certification.
Jack Warden of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP defended Microsoft in the recent Antitrust lawsuit.
Don Kempf is Chief Legal Officer at Morgan Stanley and a former partner at Kirkland & Ellis.