Emily Blackburn represents clients in a variety of antitrust matters. Her practice focuses on antitrust issues affecting clients in high-tech and network/platform industries. She is experienced in merger review and investigations, civil litigation, and counseling, and regularly represents clients before the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Blackburn worked in the FTC Bureau of Competition reviewing mergers a broad range of industries including health care, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, defense, scientific and industrial products, online advertising, technology, and consumer products. Ms. Blackburn has also worked as a management and economic consultant focused on competition, M&A, and intellectual property issues in the high-tech sector.


  • General Electric Company in its pending $11.1 billion Reverse Morris Trust merger with Wabtec (formerly Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies). Wabtec makes transit systems and freight railroad equipment, while GE Transportation makes locomotives and digital products for the rail space. The merger will create a transportation group with annual revenues of $8 billion.
  • Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in the auto parts price-fixing multi-district civil litigation.
  • Fortune 50 technology company on internal antitrust compliance issues.


  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2012, cum laude
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2009, summa cum laude
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Government and Military Service
  • Staff Attorney, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission

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