Jones Day Welcomes Washington Antitrust Partner Julia McEvoy

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 13:31

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Julia E. McEvoy, former Deputy Associate Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), has rejoined the Firm's Washington Office as a partner in itsAntitrust & Competition Law Practice.

As Deputy Associate Attorney General, Ms. McEvoy was responsible for advising senior DOJ and Obama Administration officials on antitrust matters and was the primary interface between the Antitrust Division and DOJ leadership. She began her legal career in 1995 at Jones Day, where she was admitted to partnership before joining the government in 2012. During her time at the DOJ, she oversaw all types of antitrust matters, including major conduct, criminal, and merger cases.

"We're very happy to welcome Julie back to the Firm," said David Wales, the leader of Jones Day's worldwide antitrust practice. "She is a first rate antitrust lawyer and colleague. Her recent experience at a senior level in the DOJ further strengthens our globally recognized antitrust team, particularly in the areas of antitrust litigation and international cartel matters."

Ms. McEvoy has represented corporate and individual clients in a broad range of civil and criminal litigation matters involving antitrust issues. She has substantial experience in all phases of complex civil and criminal cases, from prelitigation counseling and investigation through discovery, trial, and appeal. She has led teams conducting internal investigations, responding to government inquiries, negotiating appropriate resolutions with government authorities, and defending individuals and companies in the civil litigation that frequently follows. She has acted as national coordinating counsel for 20 defendants in more than 100 state court cases brought against vitamin manufacturers following international investigations of cartel activity in the industry, arguing complex jurisdictional, procedural, and remedial matters on behalf of those defendants in trial and appellate courts around the country.

"We are proud of Julie's work at the DOJ and we're glad she is returning to us here in Washington," said Kevyn Orr, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Washington Office. "She was an outstanding lawyer with deep antitrust experience when she left, and returns as an even more accomplished lawyer with even more experience in complex antitrust investigations, business analysis, and litigation. We are fortunate to have her back."

Ms. McEvoy earned her J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Notre Dame, and B.A. (with honors) from The College of William & Mary.

With an integrated team of more than 150 antitrust and competition law practitioners in 27 major cities in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, Jones Day is widely recognized for experience in all aspects of antitrust law, including mergers, government investigations, civil and criminal litigation, and counseling. Our clients are multinational corporations and innovative small companies in diverse industries around the world.

Jones Day is a global law firm with 42 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Its unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration and contributes to its perennial ranking as among the best in the world in client service. Jones Day provides significant legal representation for almost half of the Fortune 500, FortuneGlobal 500, and FT Global 500.