Deborah Garza, an antitrust partner in the Washington, DC office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, today was selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America by The National Law Journal. Ms. Garza’s practice involves the full range of antitrust counseling and litigation, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions.
In the search for the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America, researchers from The National Law Journal looked for attorneys “outside the government with the clout to influence big things to happen”. Their criteria for selection included lawyers who had a national impact in their fields and beyond with the power to shape public affairs, launch industries, stir up change and get things accomplished.
Ms. Garza has been immersed in public and private sector antitrust for the past 25 years. She has served in the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division during both the Reagan and Bush Administrations, as Chief of Staff and Counselor and as a Special Assistant. Most notably, Ms. Garza received a congressional appointment to preside as chairwoman of the Antitrust Modernization Commission (AMC). The panel of experts appointed to the AMC study the U.S. antitrust laws and report findings and recommendations to the President and Congress.