Senior DOJ Lawyer Joins McDermott’s “Global Elite” Antitrust Practice


WASHINGTON, DC (January 30, 2017) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to welcome Mary Strimel to the Firm’s Washington, DC office as a partner in the Antitrust Practice Group.

Ms. Strimel joins McDermott from the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) where she served as Chief of one of two Antitrust Criminal Enforcement sections in Washington, DC. In this role, she led a group of DOJ attorneys who investigated and litigated cases involving price-fixing, bid-rigging, contract fraud, and other white collar crimes. Prior to becoming Section Chief, Ms. Strimel served in the Antitrust Division’s Networks and Technology Enforcement Section where she investigated and litigated proposed mergers across various sectors, including, but not limited to: alcoholic beverages, computer software, consumer products, financial services, government procurement, tax services, and telecommunications. Earlier in her career, Ms. Strimel spent several years in private practice at a class action firm where she managed a nationwide docket of multi-jurisdictional matters.

“Mary is one of the most skilled and experienced antitrust attorneys in Washington,” said Ray Jacobsen, head of McDermott’s Antitrust Group. “Her background positions her to provide clients with sophisticated and up-to-date guidance on DOJ enforcement policies while helping to guide them through mergers and other DOJ and FTC investigations. We have long respected and admired her capabilities, and we are delighted that she has joined us.”

“Mary’s high-level DOJ experience will enhance our ability to respond to increasing client demand for guidance on the latest DOJ enforcement policies,” said white collar attorney and DC partner, Paul Thompson. “Her skillset will be a great complement to our antitrust and white collar lawyers who continue to join forces in defending clients facing criminal investigations.”

Ms. Strimel is joining McDermott’s highly-ranked antitrust practice, which, for the fifth consecutive year was listed among the “Global Elite” top twenty-five antitrust firms by Global Competition Review. She will be practicing alongside McDermott’s group of antitrust lawyers who consistently receive top rankings in various publications including: Chambers, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, and Best Lawyers in America.

Ms. Strimel is also joining an expanding DC office. Carolyn Gleason, partner-in-charge of McDermott’s Washington office, notes that “Mary’s arrival continues the hiring momentum we have achieved in the DC office over the past year and enhances the services we are able to offer clients – we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her as part of our team.”

Ms. Strimel received her JD from Harvard Law School.

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