Austin Ownbey Joins Foley Hoag as Counsel

January 27, 2020

Austin Ownbey has joined Foley Hoag LLP as counsel in the Business Department, where he will focus on representing and counseling clients on a range of antitrust issues, including the review of mergers and other enforcement matters before competition agencies in the United States, EU, and around the world. He is resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Ownbey regularly counsels clients through the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) merger review process and other merger control filings. He works within a broad array of industries including life sciences, technology, healthcare, chemicals, financial services, manufacturing and energy.

"We are very pleased to have Austin join the firm," said Foley Hoag Co-Managing Partner Jeffrey Collins. "His considerable experience with the HSR merger review process will be a tremendous asset to our M&A clients."

Ownbey also represents clients before the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state attorneys general and various foreign antitrust enforcement agencies.

Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Ownbey was at Alston & Bird in Washington, D.C. He was previously a staff attorney at the FTC, focusing on merger and conduct investigations, as well as consumer protection litigation.

Ownbey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College and a Juris Doctorate from University of Michigan Law School. Following graduation from law school, he was a Dean’s Fellow in the California Attorney General’s Antitrust Law Section.

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