Biography Rachel Brandenburger

Rachel Brandenburger is the Special Advisor, International to the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice. She was appointed in January 2010.

Prior to her appointment, Rachel Brandenburger was a partner in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP for 21 years, working in the firm’s Antitrust, Competition and Trade Group in Brussels and London. She also co-led the firm’s Telecommunications, Media and Technology Regulatory Group for a number of years and, more recently, served on the firm’s Partner Recommendation Committee.

While in private practice, she advised many companies doing business on both sides of the Atlantic and globally, and led cases in front of the European Commission, the UK competition and regulatory agencies and other antitrust, competition and regulatory agencies around the world. Her cases included investigations into mergers, anti-competitive practices, dominant positions and cartels, and litigation proceedings in the UK and before the European Courts in Luxembourg.

She has been listed as a leading antitrust and competition policy advisor in many guides and directories and named as one of the top 20 such advisers globally. She was appointed the non-U.S. representative of the Council of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) with effect from August 2010. Previously, she was appointed as the only non-US member of the ABA Antitrust Section’s 2008-09 Presidential Transition Report Task Force and has also been a member of the ABA Antitrust Section’s International Task Force, the IBA’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Task Force and the UK Department of Trade and Industry’s Panel of Experts on the Modernization of EU law.
She is a frequent speaker on international antitrust and competition policy issues, and is the author or co-author of many papers and publications concerning international antitrust and competition policy issues, as well as a member of various editorial boards.

She has an M.A. in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford, England.