WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jonathan S. Klarfeld, a veteran antitrust enforcer who led many significant investigations and challenges over the past 13 years at the Federal Trade Commission, today joined the Washington, D.C. office of Ropes & Gray, one of the world's leading law firms.
Mr. Klarfeld, 44, previously supervised and led milestone antitrust cases, most recently as Deputy Assistant Director of the FTC's Mergers I Division.
"Jonathan's understanding of antitrust enforcement is outstanding. Our clients will immediately recognize the value he brings from his recent and longstanding FTC experience," said Mark Popofsky, head of the antitrust practice at Ropes & Gray. "Jonathan joins Ropes & Gray at the right time, just as we are experiencing a surge in merger activity around the world. We're thrilled to have him join our practice."
An attorney with the FTC since 2000, Mr. Klarfeld has overseen matters in several merger and non-merger divisions and has participated in and led antitrust investigations of mergers and acquisitions in the medical devices, medical testing, internet advertising, pharmaceutical, hospital, high technology, food products and defense industries.
"Ropes & Gray has been recognized around the globe for its top flight antitrust representations," Mr. Klarfeld said. "I am excited about the opportunity to work alongside some of the most talented antitrust lawyers I have come up against during my years of government service."
In addition, Mr. Klarfeld has won several awards for his work at the agency, including most recently the FTC's Excellence in Supervision Award. He has also taken part in technical assistance missions for the FTC in Mexico and Vietnam. Mr. Klarfeld also has served as a special assistant U.S. attorney for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia where he participated in all aspects of criminal prosecutions, including arraignments, plea negotiations, trials and oral arguments, witness preparations and sentencings.
Mr. Klarfeld served as a judicial law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and began his legal career in private practice as a litigation associate at Reboul, MacMurray, Hewitt, Maynard & Kristol, a firm which is now part of Ropes & Gray.
The Ropes & Gray antitrust practice provides its clients with the highest-level representation across the full range of antitrust matters. Built around veterans of the U.S. Department of Justice and FTC, and including litigators and former prosecutors with deep antitrust experience, the Ropes & Gray team has the experience, knowledge, and practical understanding of business practices to counsel clients on their most important business arrangements. The practice is highly ranked in publications such as Chambers USA and U.S. News & World Report.
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