WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reed Smith today announced that Edward B. “Ed” Schwartz has joined the firm’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Group as the Co-Chair of its Antitrust & Competition Team and partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  He was previously the firmwide Practice Group Leader of the Antitrust Practice at Steptoe & Johnson, where he was a partner in its New York and D.C. offices.

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“Ed joins us as clients across the globe face shifting and increasingly complicated antitrust enforcement challenges and litigation risks,” said James Sanders, Co-Chair of Reed Smith’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Group. “To achieve their key strategic objectives, clients require the sort of antitrust litigation and enforcement experience as well as the competition guidance that Ed provides, drawing on his 30 years of experience in this critical field. His full-time presence in D.C. means that Ed will serve clients from where much of the nation’s consequential antitrust enforcement and litigation occurs.”

Schwartz represents companies before the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and state attorneys general in antitrust merger and non-merger investigations.  He also has deep experience representing clients in antitrust class actions, other private antitrust litigation and commercial disputes, including through trial.