Previously a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) where he focused on merger and conduct investigations, as well as consumer protection litigation, Austin regularly represents clients before the FTC, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), State Attorneys General (AGs) and various foreign antitrust enforcement agencies.
Austin frequently counsels clients through the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) merger review process and other merger control filings. He has worked with clients across a broad array of industries including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, financial services, cannabis and energy.
Following graduation from law school, Austin was a Dean’s Fellow in the California Attorney General’s Antitrust Law Section.
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