Emily Blackburn represents clients in a variety of antitrust matters. Her practice focuses on government reviews of mergers and acquisitions and filing obligations under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, and antitrust compliance counseling, but also includes competition policy advocacy and complex civil antitrust litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Blackburn was a Staff Attorney at the Federal Trade Commission in the Bureau of Competition, where she reviewed transactions across a broad range of industries including health care, branded and generic 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 tech industry.

Ms. Blackburn graduated, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was an Executive Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics and a member of the Appellate Litigation Clinic. During law school, she also served as a judicial intern to the Hon. Stephen H. Glickman of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Prior to law school, Ms. Blackburn earned a BA in Classics and History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania.


  • Fortune 50 technology company on internal antitrust compliance issues.
  • AT&T Inc. in its pending $85.4 billion stock-and-cash acquisition of Time Warner Inc.
  • Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in a multi-district antitrust litigation involving automotive lamps and HID ballasts.


  • 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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