Francesca Pisano's practice focuses on assisting clients with complex civil antitrust litigation, government review of mergers and acquisitions, filing obligations under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, and counseling clients in relation to antitrust issues. Francesca has represented clients in a variety of industries including financial services, industrial equipment, medical devices, telecommunications, and consumer products.
Francesca graduated with high honors from Emory Law School in 2013, where she served as a Notes and Comments Editor for the Emory Law Journal. Upon graduating from law school, she was elected to the Order of the Coif and awarded the Pro Bono Publico medal for her pro bono service. During law school, Francesca served as a legal intern in the Ethics & Compliance Office of a Fortune 100 company.
- Altria in its US$2.75 billion acquisition of NJOY Holdings Inc.
- AT&T in the merger of the WarnerMedia business with Discovery.
- Snapfish LLC and District Photo Inc. in connection with Apollo Global Management's acquisition of Snapfish LLC and Shutterfly Inc.
- AT&T Inc. in connection with its successful US$85.4 billion stock-and-cash acquisition of Time Warner Inc., including the DOJ's litigation challenging the transaction.
- Monsanto in connection with the proposed sale of Precision Planting to Deere & Company, including the DOJ's litigation challenging the transaction.
- General Electric in connection with the proposed sale of its appliances business to AB Electrolux, including the DOJ's litigation challenging the transaction.
- General Electric in connection with the US$5.6 billion sale of its appliances business to Qingdao Haier Co. Ltd.
- General Electric in its acquisitions of Arcam AB and Concept Laser GmbH, two additive manufacturing companies.
- J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2013, with high honors, Order of the Coif
- B.A., George Washington University, 2009, cum laude
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
- Vice-Chair, Transportation and Energy Industry Committee (ABA Section of Antitrust Law)
- Member, W@Competition Network's B3 Initiative