Milbank Antitrust partner Fiona Schaeffer has been elected as Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section, the preeminent professional organization for antitrust/competition law and consumer protection globally. The Antitrust Law Section brings together practitioners, government enforcers, academics and other stakeholders from all around the world who provide thought leadership on critical antitrust/competition and consumer protection issues for the 21st century.
Ms. Schaeffer will serve as Vice Chair of the organization from 2021-2022. In accordance with the association’s bylaws, she will then serve as Chair Elect from 2022-2023 and as Chair from 2023-2024. Ms. Schaeffer also serves as the first Diversity Officer of the Antitrust Law Section.
“It is an honor to be elected as Vice Chair and to serve alongside some of the most illustrious minds in the antitrust world at this critical juncture in US and global antitrust/competition and consumer protection enforcement,” Ms. Schaeffer said. “I look forward to advancing the goals of the Section and its members around the world in these dynamic times.”
Ms. Schaeffer has over 25 years of international antitrust experience practicing on both sides of the Atlantic. She regularly represents clients in “bet-the-company” criminal and civil cases as well as their most complex transactions. She counsels clients in a variety of industries, with a particular depth of experience in healthcare, financial services, energy, media and communications. Ms. Schaeffer regularly represents clients in FTC and DOJ investigations and follow-on class actions in the US and internationally. She also counsels clients on optimizing intellectual property rights and licensing, distribution and marketing practices without creating unnecessary legal risks. Ms. Schaeffer began her legal career in the UK, and has appeared before courts and regulators throughout the EU as well as other significant antitrust enforcement agencies around the world.
Ms. Schaeffer has also previously served as Chair of the Antitrust & Trade Regulation Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is a current member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section.