Key Experience

  • Served as Acting Deputy Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
  • Provides strategic advice and works on all aspects of antitrust planning and government review of merger transactions, federal and state nonmerger investigations, and antitrust counseling to clients across a breadth of industries.
  • Offers important insight into how FTC Commissioners and Bureau of Competition Staff evaluate matters.

Practice

Haidee Schwartz focuses on guiding her clients’ transactions through U.S. and international antitrust agency reviews. She represents entities in conduct investigations and provides counsel regarding business operations and planning in relation to U.S. and global competition laws and policy development.

Representative Work

  • As Acting Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition at the FTC (Deputy Director), oversaw and managed approximately half of the agency’s work on transactions and conduct investigations in two merger divisions. Handled a significant increase in the overall number of cases and managed several potentially problematic and highly complex matters.
  • Also as Acting Deputy Director, developed investigations and trial strategies and guided multiple concurrent agency litigations in federal and administrative court.
  • Worked closely with the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning on Commission reports, notably the FTC’s Merger Remedies 2006-2012: A Report of the Bureaus of Competition and Economics and The “Sharing” Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators; and with the FTC’s Office of International Affairs on the 2017 DOJ/FTC Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation.
  • Represented leading food service distribution company in a litigated FTC merger challenge.*
  • In separate mergers, represented two leading U.S. network airlines.*

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Recognition