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Mayer Brown announced that Washington DC –based Antitrust & Competition partner William (Bill) Stallings has been named to The National Law Journal’s (NLJ) list of “Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust Trailblazers,” which recognizes “innovative thinkers and leading practitioners” who have “moved the needle in mergers & acquisitions and antitrust law.”

Mr. Stallings found an interest in antitrust early on in his legal career, when he wrote a note in law school about a current US Supreme Court case – Kodak v. ITS. “I found the antitrust issues fascinating,” he told NLJ. “The firm I joined after law school had a similar matter. So I worked on that and have been hooked ever since.”

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Mr. Stallings was the Chief of the Transportation, Energy and Agriculture Section of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division. Under his supervision, the section handled many high-profile matters, including litigating merger cases, crafting settlements to resolve competition concerns arising in numerous investigations involving multi-billion dollar transactions and developing the legal precedent in the KeySpan and Morgan Stanley financial derivative cases for the use of disgorgement as a Sherman Act remedy. He received the prestigious Roberts Award at the end of his DOJ tenure, which recognizes excellence, leadership and dedication in the enforcement of antitrust laws.

Returning to private practice, Mr. Stallings joined Mayer Brown in 2015. Since then, his work primarily consists of “helping clients navigate complex antitrust issues, including challenges arising from increasing international merger review,” he said in NLJ.

View NLJ's profile of Mr. Stallings.