Davis Polk Welcomes Antitrust and Competition Counsel Mary K. Marks

Davis Polk today announced that Mary K. Marks has joined the firm as counsel in its Antitrust and Competition Group in New York.

Ms. Marks focuses on Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act and merger control issues, including analyzing U.S. and multinational transactions and obtaining clearance under the HSR Act and global merger control and foreign investment laws for U.S. and multinational acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. She advises transaction parties with respect to permissible pre-clearance and pre-closing activities. She also counsels clients regarding coordination and information-sharing activities, and has been invited to participate in Federal Trade Commission discussions regarding best HSR practices.

Ms. Marks joins Davis Polk from Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where she served as counsel in the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group since 2011. Prior, Ms. Marks was special counsel at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where she focused on HSR and merger control matters.

“We are delighted to welcome Mary to our antitrust group,” said Christopher Hockett, global head of Davis Polk’s antitrust practice. “Mary’s deep experience will help our clients navigate the increasing complexities of global merger control issues and the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.” 

Mary Marks said, “Davis Polk has a stellar reputation in antitrust and competition law.  I am thrilled at the opportunity to work with such talented lawyers and to serve clients within a preeminent M&A practice.” 

Ms. Marks is currently a Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section M&A Committee and a Member of the Executive Committee of the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association. She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

About Davis Polk’s Antitrust and Competition Group

Davis Polk has one of the nation’s leading antitrust and competition practices, combining broad experience in complex corporate transactions with a sophisticated litigation practice. Working closely with our M&A Group, our antitrust lawyers advise and represent clients in a wide variety of U.S. and cross-border transactions in many industries. We also provide representation in the full range of antitrust litigation, including private class actions, criminal and administrative investigations, and government civil enforcement actions. Companies from around the world in every industry, as well as their executives and directors, retain our lawyers for their most significant antitrust matters.

We have frequently acted as coordinating counsel for large defense groups, where we have taken the lead developing and advancing arguments not only on behalf of our own clients, but also on behalf of large groups of firms in various industries, including pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, cable television and investment banking.

About Davis Polk

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (including its associated entities) is a global law firm with offices strategically located in the world’s key financial centers. For more than 160 years, our lawyers have advised industry-leading companies and global financial institutions on their most challenging legal and business matters. Davis Polk ranks among the world’s preeminent law firms across the entire range of its practice, which spans such areas as capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, credit, antitrust and competition, litigation and enforcement, antitrust and competition, private equity, tax, financial regulation, investment management, insolvency and restructuring, executive compensation, FinTech, intellectual property and technology, real estate, and trusts and estates. Davis Polk has more than 800 lawyers in offices located in New York, Northern California, Washington DC, São Paulo, London, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong.  For more information: http://www.davispolk.com.

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