JEFF VANHOOREWEGHE

Partner
Antitrust

EXPERIENCE:

Jeff VanHooreweghe is a partner within the antitrust practice in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's San Francisco office. His practice encompasses all aspects of antitrust law, including criminal grand jury investigations, civil investigations, private litigation, merger clearance, and compliance counseling.

Prior to joining the firm, Jeff worked as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Washington, D.C. At Skadden, Jeff advised clients on a number of different matters before federal agencies and courts in the United States and abroad, with a particular focus on criminal grand jury investigations and private civil litigation. For example, Jeff served as a lead attorney for an international air carrier involved in a multi-year criminal price-fixing investigation and several putative class actions. He also advised several companies in the technology and energy industries in connection with merger and non-merger investigations before the United States Department of Justice and the European Commission.

Jeff began his legal career in 2001 as a trial attorney in the Attorney General's Honors Program with the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division. At the Antitrust Division, Jeff worked in the Networks & Technology Section on civil merger and non-merger matters in the information technology, software, and financial services industries. Some of the more notable litigation cases that Jeff worked on at the Antitrust Division include United States v. Microsoft Corp. (D.C. Cir.), United States v. Oracle Corp. (N.D. Cal.), and United States v. SunGard Data Sys., Inc. (D.D.C.).

EDUCATION:
  • J.D., Catholic University of America, 2001
    Cum Laude, Editor-in-Chief, Catholic University Law Review
  • A.B., Economics and History, Washington University in St. Louis, 1997
HONORS:
  • Named a Future Leader in Global Competition Review/Who's Who Legal 2019
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2017 and 2018 editions of Who's Who Legal: Competition
SELECT PUBLICATIONS:
SELECT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
  • Panelist, "Forex Trial: Behind the Scenes with the Trial Attorneys," ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Cartel and Criminal Practice, Washington, D.C., January 22, 2019
  • Panelist, "10th Anniversary of the AML: Trends, Challenges and Successes," UNCTAD and CUPL Conference, November 2017, Beijing, China
  • Moderator, "Hiring, Salaries, and Antitrust: All You Need to Know about DOJ's Guidelines for HR Professionals," American Bar Association, December 16, 2016
  • Co-presenter, "Extraterritorial Reach of the U.S. Antitrust Laws under the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act (FTAIA): New Court Decisions – On-Demand", Clear Law Institute Webinar, September 29, 2015
  • Panelist, The Knowledge Group Webinar Legal Series, "U.S. Antitrust Laws - Developments in Extra-territorial Reach," January 30, 2015
ADMISSIONS:
  • Bar of the District of Columbia
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California