Global Antitrust Economics Conference

Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Speaking Engagement | October.07.2016 | 8:30am - 6:30pm (Central Standard Time)

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law - Thorne Auditorium
Antitrust partner Jim Tierney will be a moderator at the Global Antitrust Economics Conference at the Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago on Friday, October 7, 2016. Tierney will moderate a peak on a panel entitled “International Mergers: Working Across Multiple Jurisdictions.” For registration information and to view the full agenda, please click here.

CLE Credits Available: N

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Practice:

  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Antitrust/Intellectual Property
  • Antitrust Counseling & Compliance
  • Global Compliance & Regulatory
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Class Action Defense
  • Fintech
  • Automotive Technology & Mobility

James Tierney Partner Antitrust & Competition, Antitrust/Intellectual Property

Washington, D.C.

The former chief of the U.S. Justice Department’s Networks and Technology Enforcement Section (Net Tech), Jim focuses his practice on antitrust and competition law, advocating before federal agencies on behalf of the firm’s global clients in the technology, energy & infrastructure and finance sectors.

Jim is a well-recognized figure inside the Beltway and an accomplished antitrust lawyer, with expansive knowledge of regulatory issues facing the technology and finance sectors.

As Net Tech chief, Jim oversaw all civil antitrust enforcement in the tech and financial services sectors, reviewing, investigating and, when necessary, litigating, every major strategic technology transaction and conduct issue in the past decade. He oversaw civil antitrust enforcement, competition advocacy, and competition policy in the areas of computer hardware and software, high-technology component manufacturing, financial services, securities industries, and professional associations. Jim also led the agency’s cooperation with antitrust and competition authorities worldwide.

Jim is a five-time recipient of the Assistant Attorney General Award of Distinction, and also received the prestigious Roberts Award in 2011 for excellence, leadership and dedication in the enforcement of antitrust laws. Prior to becoming Net Tech’s chief, he served for three years as assistant chief of the Antitrust Division’s Litigation 2 section and was a trial attorney in the agency from 1994 to 2003. He also served in the Antitrust Division’s Professions and Intellectual Property section. He clerked for Washington State Supreme Court Justices James A. Andersen and Fred H. Dore.