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Deborah Garza has been a trusted advisor to firms, from the Fortune 10 to mid- and small-cap companies, on strategic transactions, civil investigations, criminal investigations, and litigation. She regularly counsels companies on day-to-day compliance and other advisory matters, leveraging more than 35 years of experience in government leadership positions and private practice. She has served as an Acting Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General in three Presidential Administrations. She also served as Chair of the Antitrust Modernization Commission, a bi-partisan blue ribbon commission created by Congress to advise Congress and the President on the state of U.S. Antitrust law enforcement and as co-chair of the International Competition Policy Expert Group. Ms. Garza chaired the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association during its 2018-2019 year and is a current member of the Corporations, Securities, and Antitrust Committee of the Federalist Society.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Federalist Society

Previous Experience

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division 
    • Acting Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division
    • Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Regulatory Affairs
    • Special Assistant, Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division
  • Global Competition Review, "Pathmaker for Diversifying Competition Practice" Award (2017)
  • Global Competition Review, "Women in Antitrust" (2016, 2013)  
  • Latinvex, "Latin America’s Top 50 Female Lawyers" (2015)
  • Euromoney, Americas Women in Business Awards, "Best in Antitrust & Competition" (2013)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Antitrust (2013-2020)
  • Competition Law360, "Most Admired Attorneys" (2010)
  • The National Law Journal, Washington's Most Influential Women Lawyers” (2010), “50 Most Influential Women in America” (2007), and “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” (2006)
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers, Antitrust (2009-2019)
  • Chambers Global, Competition/Antitrust (US) (2012-2020)
  • LawDragon, 500 Leading Lawyers in America (2014)
  • Legal 500 US, Antitrust - Cartel and Civil Litigation (2015-2017); Antitrust - Mergers Control (2013-2017)   
  • Benchmark Litigation, Euromoney’s list of the Top 250 Women in U.S. Litigation (2012-2013)
  • Euromoney, Benchmark: Expert Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys - Antitrust Litigation Star, DC (2013-2015) and US (2015)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, "The Top 100 and The Top 50 Women" (2013-2014)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Antitrust Litigation (2007-2019)
  • Who's Who Legal, Competition (2010-2019)
  • Washingtonian, Best Lawyers (2011, 2013)