New York Women in Antitrust Group

Antitrust and Trade Regulation

The New York Women in Antitrust Group is a professional network for women antitrust practitioners in the New York area. Founded over two decades ago, the New York Women in Antitrust Group now serves over 200 members consisting of in-house counsel, law firm partners and associates, consultants, academics, economists, government attorneys, and more.

The goal of this community is to facilitate the professional growth and advancement of women in antitrust law through networking and mentoring opportunities, discussion regarding ongoing developments in competition and consumer protection law, and education about business development and professional practice. 

Robins Kaplan Partner and Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group Co-Chair Kellie Lerner serves as Chair of the New York Women in Antitrust Group. Kellie has nearly two decades of experience litigating high stakes antitrust disputes on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in federal courts throughout the country. 

The New York Women in Antitrust Group is deeply committed to facilitating professional growth and advancement of women in antitrust law. We hold regular social and professional development events throughout the year. See below for a complete list of our previous events.

To join the New York Women in Antitrust group, please contact Audra O’Rourke at AORourke@RobinsKaplan.com.

Previous Events

New York Women in Antitrust Group Spotlight Series: How To Have Difficult Conversations
November 18, 2021 | Remote
The New York Women in Antitrust Group was pleased to host Dr. Yvette Erasmus for a workshop titled “How to Have Difficult Conversations.” The tools provided in this workshop helped participants gain the confidence and clarity they need to address emotionally charged situations and other hot-button issues.

New York Women in Antitrust Group Spotlight Series: Lessons Learned in Life and Law (Session 3)
October 14, 2021 | Remote
In these virtual gatherings, a member in her first decade of practice interviewed a seasoned practitioner about her personal and professional growth in the profession, as well as her perspective on the future of antitrust law. This session featured interviewer Lauren Weinstein of MoloLamken LLP and interviewee Barbara Hart of Grant & Eisenhofer P.A.

New York Women in Antitrust Group Spotlight Series: Lessons Learned in Life and Law (Session 2)
June 10, 2021 | Remote
In these virtual gatherings, a member in her first decade of practice interviewed a seasoned practitioner about her personal and professional growth in the profession, as well as her perspective on the future of antitrust law. This session featured interviewer Lauren Duxstad of Winston & Strawn and interviewee Rachel Brandenburger of Hogan Lovells.

New York Women in Antitrust Group Spotlight Series: Lessons Learned in Life and Law (Session 1)
March 11, 2021 | Remote
In these virtual gatherings, a member in her first decade of practice interviewed a seasoned practitioner about her personal and professional growth in the profession, as well as her perspective on the future of antitrust law. This session featured interviewer Hamsa Mehendranathan of Constantine Cannon and interviewee Martha (Meg) Gifford of the Law Office of Martha E. Gifford.

New York Women in Antitrust Group Panel: A Conversation with Women in Government Antitrust Enforcement
May 28, 2020 | Remote
Women antitrust enforcers reflected on their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists discussed how their paths led them to their respective agencies, their current cases, and how they are surmounting challenges during this unprecedented time. Moderated by Kellie Lerner of Robins Kaplan, this panel included Elinor Hoffmann, Acting Chief, Antitrust Bureau, Office of the Attorney General, New York, NY; Susan Raitt, Attorney, Federal Trade Commission; and Carrie Syme, Assistant Chief, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, New York Office.

New York Women in Antitrust Group Panel: Views from Women In-House Counsel
January 29, 2020 | New York, NY
The New York State Bar Association Antitrust Law Section was proud to present a panel, co-chaired by Mary K. Marks of Davis Polk and Hollis Salzman of Robins Kaplan, which featured women in-house counsel who shared their career perspectives.

Kellie Lerner

Partner

Co-Chair, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group;
Pronouns: she/her

Audra M. O'Rourke

Antitrust Research Analyst

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