Andrea Hamilton is an associate in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP based in its Brussels office. She is a member of the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.
Andrea's practice involves defending mergers and acquisitions in the United States and European Union, and also includes counseling and antitrust litigation in cartel and monopolization (abuse of dominance) cases. She represents clients in government investigations, including criminal antitrust investigations, and has also assisted in representing clients in the regulatory and legislative process before the European Commission and Parliament.
Andrea has extensive experience in counseling clients on merger notification requirements in the United States, and has filed many Hart-Scott-Rodino notifications with the U.S. antitrust agencies. She has defended clients before the U.S. antitrust agencies in "second requests." She has also assisted in the preparation of merger notifications in the European Union and throughout the world.
Andrea also counsels clients on matters related to antitrust and competition legal compliance, potential antitrust litigation, trade associations and consumer protection matters related to deceptive advertising. She has defended clients in antitrust litigation, including class action matters. In 2005, she helped prepare an amicus brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court on a matter related to the antitrust treatment of joint ventures.
Andrea has substantial experience in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, aviation, high tech, computer products (hardware and software), hospitals and hospital equipment, defense, medical devices, chemicals and mining.
Andrea has co-authored articles on antitrust law. While attending the University of Virginia School of Law, Andrea served as the editor-in-chief of the Virginia Journal of International Law. Andrea was also a member of the University of Virginia's 2001 Jessup International Moot Court team.
Andrea is admitted to practice in Brussels, New York and the District of Columbia.
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2003
Whitman College, B.A. (cum laude and with highest honors), 1998