Margaret A. Ward is partner at Jones Day where she practices exclusively in antitrust law, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, counseling, compliance programs, and non-merger government investigations. She has represented clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, PC hardware, software, life sciences, energy, telecommunications, and broadcasting. Representative clients include: Aetna, Brocade, California Hospital Association, Chevron, City of Hope, Intuit, Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences, SAP, SunPower, Synopsys, and Sutter Health.
From 2001 through 2003, Margaret worked on antitrust matters at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. While serving as Senior Counsel to Assistant Attorneys General Charles A. James and R. Hewitt Pate, she worked on a number of merger and non-merger antitrust investigations and advised the AAGs on policy initiatives, appellate and international matters, and competition advocacy efforts.
Margaret serves as a non-governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network. She also is currently co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting and has previously held a number of other leadership positions within the ABA, including vice chair of the Section’s Mergers and Acquisitions Committee. In that latter role, Margaret was responsible for coordinating the drafting and submission of any merger law-related comments to be submitted on behalf of the ABA Antitrust Section to the U.S. and foreign governments. In other roles with that section, she has served as its senior editor of the Antitrust Law Journal, chair’s assistant, and the vice chair of both the Programs and Seminars and Membership and Equal Opportunity Committees.
Antitrust Law Spring Meeting co-chairs Paul Friedman and Margaret Ward discuss the attendance of antitrust professionals and enforcers from across world
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