Andrea L. Hamilton draws on experience from both sides of the Atlantic and focuses her practice on EU and international merger control investigations as well as non-merger conduct investigations and antitrust litigation. She regularly represents clients before the European Commission, European courts and national competition authorities and also coordinates global investigations.
Andrea’s broad industry experience includes particular focus in the aerospace and defense, life sciences, financial services, consumer products, e-commerce, computer hardware and software, media and entertainment, chemicals and commodities industries. She counsels clients on some of their most important strategic issues, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, pricing, distribution and has created cutting edge antitrust compliance programs. In addition, Andrea has considerable experience relating to export control matters.
Andrea was formerly based in McDermott’s Washington, DC office until 2007, where she focused her practice on mergers and acquisitions, representing clients before the US Federal Trade Commission and US Department of Justice. She has extensive experience in antitrust litigation, including complex class action matters, both at the trial and appellate levels.
In 2015, Global Competition Review recognized Andrea as one of the 40 leading private practitioners in the world under the age of 40, and she is also recommended by The Legal 500 – EMEA (competition law) as a “key name” and by GCR as “strong in mergers”. In 2017, Who’s Who Legal identified Andrea as a future leader in competition law, noting that she is “strong analytically with sound judgement and an excellent grasp of the details.”
Andrea speaks and writes regularly on antitrust issues. She serves as a member of the International Bar Association’s Antitrust Committee and its Mergers Working Group, as well as the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section. For several years, she has lectured at the College of Europe’s summer courses on antitrust law, and speaks worldwide on antitrust issues. In addition to publishing a number of articles on antitrust law, she co-authored the EU chapter of GCR’s Pharmaceutical Antitrust (2015-2017), and contributed to the ABA’s Best Practices in the Acquisition of a Government Contractor. In 2014, Andrea was awarded the International Association of Young Lawyer's (AIJA) Past Presidents’ Award for a report she co-authored on collective damages in England. Previously, Andrea served as the editor in chief of the Virginia Journal of International Law.
Andrea is also a member of McDermott’s Pro Bono committee and also serves as the editor in chief of its flagship International News publication, as well as its Antitrust Alert blog.
EU Cartels and Litigation
US Litigation and Class Action Defense