Alexandria, VA 22315
Kelley Drye & Warren, Washington, DC Sept. 2005-Aug. 2012
Antitrust and consumer protection associate representing domestic and
foreign entities in getting deals through the Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ), and in high stakes private
litigation concerning monopolization and false advertising. Work with
economic experts to prepare reports and testimony.
. Lead associate on a team that secured a $125 million settlement for an
advertiser concerning its antitrust and false advertising claims against
a competitor, and drafted key injunctive provisions that began the
process of settling the case.
. Assisted an advertiser in securing dismissal, on summary judgment, of
defamation, deceptive trade practices, and business tort claims. Insignia
Systems, Inc. v. News America Marketing In-Store, Inc., 661 F.Supp.2d
1039 (D. Minn. 2009).
. File Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) pre-merger notification submissions with the
FTC and Department of Justice and obtain clearance for transactions,
often avoiding Second Requests.
. Represented a major Indian pharmaceutical company in a deal valued at
over $3 billion that created one of the world's largest pharmaceutical
. Represented one of the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical companies in its
milestone acquisition of a U.S. pharmaceutical company.
. Perform analyses on behalf of domestic and foreign entities concerning
the Sherman Act, Clayton Act, Lanham Act, FTC Act, and other federal
. Research for and draft various court papers including Daubert motions,
motions in limine, motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss,
motions to compel, and affidavits.
. Prepare economic experts for depositions and develop expert reports and
testimony concerning antitrust issues.
. Designed and managed the electronic review of document production, and
supervised 24 associates reviewing a database of over a million
. Draft discovery documents, including document requests, interrogatories,
and subpoenas, and responses to same.
. Counsel trade associations concerning compliance with antitrust laws.
Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, Washington, DC Summer 2004
. Performed legal research.
Federal Trade Commission, Office of Policy Planning, Washington, DC Summer
Summer Law Clerk
. Performed legal and economic analysis regarding state lending laws and
professional licensing restraints.
. Contributed research for a speech given by Commissioner Leary concerning
class action litigation.
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Boston, MA August 1999-July 2002
Bank Holding Company Analyst
. Performed competitive analyses of mergers and acquisitions and
investigated community members' concerns regarding predatory lending and
race and income discrimination in home mortgage and small business
. Revised certain Federal Reserve banking market definitions, after leading
a market research study.
Resume of Lee Istrail (p. 2)
George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA May 2005
J.D., cum laude
. As Symposium Editor of George Mason Law Review, organized conference on
EU Antitrust Law.
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH June 1999
B.A., Economics, with a minor in Government
ADMISSION: Admitted to practice in Virginia (October 13, 2005), the
District of Columbia (August 14, 2006), and the United States District
Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Publications and Acknowledgements:
. Contributor to Kelley Drye's Consumer Financial Services Blog:
. Author, Trade Associations And The Antitrust Laws, Bureau of National
Affairs, 2011: http://www.kelleydrye.com/publications/books/1052
. Acknowledgement: William C. MacLeod, The Federal Trade Commission and the
Federal Trade Commission Act, in Irving Scher, ANTITRUST ADVISER, Ch. 9
(5th edition, Thomson West, 2011 Revision).
. Author, "Premerger Antitrust Requirements: The 2012 Hart-Scott-Rodino
Premerger Notification Sourcebook":
. Author, "Schering-Plough at the Supreme Court" (Antitrust Source Magazine
. Author, Banking Structure in New England 1999-2001 (Federal Reserve Bank
of Boston Research Report No. 76):