The Mergers Committee focuses on competition issues arising in domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. The Committee provides a forum for members to discuss recent antitrust developments and trends concerning merger activity through panels and conferences featuring private practitioners, enforcers, and in-house counsel, as well as other initiatives.

The purpose of the Mergers Committee is to be a resource for defense, plaintiffs, government, and in-house attorneys and economists on critical developments and complex issues in antitrust law as it relates to mergers and acquisitions. The Committee holds periodic meetings, panels, and other events to foster discussion and collaboration among those who provide advice and counseling on antitrust issues that may arise in mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.

Importantly, the Mergers Committee serves as a platform for members to engage and network with fellow antitrust practitioners across sectors. Members are encouraged to participate in committee programs through speaking and writing opportunities.

Jonathan Justl


Jonathan M. Justl
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
101 Park Avenue | New York, NY 10178-0060
Direct: +1.212.309.6136 | Main: +1.212.309.6000 | Fax: +1.212.309.6001 | Mobile: +1.614.440.2790
[email protected]

Jonathan Justl represents and advises clients on antitrust and competition matters, including antitrust litigation, government investigations, trade association activities, and mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. Jonathan regularly advises and assists clients in a wide range of industries in matters before the US Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and international competition authorities.

Todd Garcia

Co-Vice Chair

Todd Garcia
[email protected] | Tel: +1 212 909 3382
601 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Todd Garcia is an antitrust associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP specializing in M&A transactions and merger investigations. He has also represented clients in Section 1 and Section 2 litigations.

Varnitha Siva

Co-Vice Chair

Varnitha Siva
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
[email protected]212-728-2224

Varnitha Siva is an antitrust associate at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP. She represents clients in all areas of antitrust law, including high-stakes litigation, M&A, investigations, and counseling.

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