Fiona Schaeffer is a partner in the New York office of Milbank.
Primary Focus & Experience
Fiona Schaeffer is an international antitrust lawyer with over 20 years of experience practicing on both sides of the Atlantic. Clients entrust Ms. Schaeffer with the defense of “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.
Recognition & Accomplishments
Ms. Schaeffer is the International Officer of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law, former Chair of the Antitrust & Trade Regulation Committee of the New York City Bar Association and member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section.
She is consistently recognized as a leading antitrust lawyer by Chambers, The Legal 500, Global Competition Review and Benchmark Litigation, among others. In 2019, she was selected for W@’s inaugural “40 in their 40s” list of Notable Women Competition Professionals in the Americas. In 2017, Ms. Schaeffer won the Euromoney Women in Business Law award for “Best in Antitrust/Competition.” In 2016, she was recognized as one of the leading Women in Antitrust globally by the Global Competition Review. Ms. Schaeffer was also previously selected by her peers as one of the top 40 competition lawyers under 40 globally in Global Competition Review.
- University of Oxford, B.C.L.
- Adelaide Law School, LL.B.
- University of Adelaide, B.Ec
- New York
- US Supreme Court
- US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- US District Court for the Southern District of New York
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales