WENDY HUANG WASZMER

Partner
Antitrust

EXPERIENCE:

Wendy Huang Waszmer is a litigation partner in the New York office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she is a member of the antitrust practice. She represents and defends public and private companies and individual clients in high-stakes government investigations and federal court litigation. Wendy has been recognized by Global Investigations Review, Global Competition Review/Who's Who, Benchmark Litigation, and W@Competition, and clients in these reviews have described her as a "brilliant…practitioner with a wealth of knowledge and experience" whose "intelligence and dedication are astonishing." Peers have also described her as a practitioner who has "seamlessly navigated so many different legal frameworks, keeping a very business-oriented approach and coordinating an equally brilliant team."

Wendy has in-depth criminal and civil experience in a range of industries, including tech platforms, life sciences, financial services, and energy generation. She previously served in several leadership and trial counsel roles for the Department of Justice (DOJ) in New York and Washington, D.C. She has been a first-chair trial counsel in all phases of federal court litigation, including jury and bench trials. As the Assistant Chief of the New York field office of the DOJ Antitrust Division, Wendy supervised federal trials and criminal and civil investigations. She also was a liaison with federal agencies and State Attorneys General in joint and parallel antitrust and fraud investigations. In addition, she previously served as counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division, advising on enforcement policy matters.

Earlier in her career, Wendy served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where she appeared as lead counsel in trials and hearings in more than 50 federal district court cases and numerous appeals, as well as in False Claims Act and other investigations. She was a law clerk to the Honorable Richard J. Leon, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE:
  • Co-lead counsel for Amphastar Pharmaceuticals in federal antitrust litigation resulting in successful settlement of affirmative claims, Amphastar et al. v. Momenta and Sandoz (D. Mass.)
  • Counsel for Symantec in federal antitrust litigation, NSS Labs v. Crowdstrike, et al. (N.D. Cal.)
  • Representation of digital platform company in cross-border and U.S. agency investigations into antitrust and data collection practices
  • Representation of Fortune 100 and other public companies in conducting internal antitrust and integrity investigations into cross-border businesses
  • Representation of global automakers in coordinated U.S. and cross-border regulatory and civil enforcement investigations and litigation
  • Successful representation of five individual executives in DOJ criminal antitrust investigation into media and advertising practices
  • Representation of individual executives in DOJ criminal antitrust investigations into life sciences and other industries
  • Representation of healthcare and life sciences companies in False Claims Act litigation
  • Representation of start-up founder and company in state court and other commercial disputes
  • Representation of CEO and start-up company in federal and state court civil litigation
  • Representation of a U.S./Japan joint venture in a DOJ global criminal antitrust investigation
  • Representation of companies in global petrochemical, professional liability, manufacturing, and other industries in evaluating complex antitrust and compliance issues
EDUCATION:
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
    Magna Cum Laude; Order of the Coif; Executive Articles Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
  • B.A., College of William and Mary
    Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
HONORS:
  • Named to W@Competition's inaugural "40 in their 40s" list of Notable Women Competition Professionals in the Americas
  • Named a Future Leader in Global Competition Review/Who's Who Legal, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Named to the 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation's "Under 40 Hot List"
  • Named to Global Investigations Review's "Women in Investigations 2015" list
  • Non-Governmental Advisor, International Competition Network (ICN), 2015
  • Recipient, Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award, 2012
  • Recipient, Assistant Attorney General's Award, Antitrust Division, 2010 and 2012
  • Recipient, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Chief's Award
SELECT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:
  • Panelist, "Cybersecurity Crisis Control: How to Plan, Prevent and Optimize Outcomes," Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, New York, New York, September 2019
  • Panel Moderator, "Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls During Internal Investigations," The Compliance Institute, ACC-New York City Chapter, Fordham Law School, New York, New York, September 2019
  • Panelist, "Antitrust and the Financial Industry: Navigating the Pitfalls," New York State Bar Association, June 12, 2019
  • Panelist, "Discussion with the Antitrust Division," Antitrust Section Annual Meeting, New York State Bar Association, New York, New York, January 17, 2019
  • Faculty, ABA Antitrust Section, Cartel Workshop, Paris, February 2018
  • Panelist, "Market Manipulation – When is it an Antitrust Issue?" American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, July 20, 2017
  • Panelist, "Recent Developments in DOJ Antitrust Division's Criminal Enforcement Program: Cooperation, View of Compliance Programs, Corporate Trials," 68th Annual Oil and Gas Law Conference, Center for American and International Law, Houston, Texas, February 17, 2017
  • Speaker, "Ethical Issues on a Global Scale," Antitrust Section Annual Meeting, New York State Bar Association, New York, New York, January 26, 2017
  • Speaker, "Women and Personal Branding," Section of Antitrust Law Seminar, American Bar Association, Washington, D.C., October 27, 2016
  • Speaker, "International Antitrust Enforcement," Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime, London, United Kingdom, September 6, 2016
  • Panelist, "Why Are So Many Companies Rolling the Dice and Litigating Against the Government?" GCR Live: Second Annual Antitrust Litigation USA Conference, New York, New York, June 7, 2016
  • Panelist, "Bid Rigging and Price Fixing," Sixth Annual KPMG Automotive Executive Share Forum Series, Los Angeles, California, November 19, 2015
  • Panelist, "Public, Private Enforcement," ICN Cartel Workshop, Cartagena, Columbia, October 21, 2015
  • Moderator, "The Competition & Markets Authority, Financial Conduct Authority and Competition Concurrency in the UK," American Bar Association teleconference, September 21, 2015
  • Panelist, "FCA Approach to Enforcement Action Against Misconduct," Culture and Conduct: Implementing the FCA Conference, July 10, 2015
  • Panelist, "Extradition in Cartel Cases," American Bar Association, Cartel & Criminal Practice Committee, June 24, 2014
  • Chair of Opening Session, "Antitrust Goals," Third Next Generation of Antitrust Scholars Conference, New York University School of Law, New York, New York, January 17, 2014
  • Speaker, "Antitrust Enforcement Against International Cartels," New York State Bar Association Seasonal Meeting, Hanoi, Vietnam, October 25, 2013
ADMISSIONS:
  • Bar of the District of Columbia
  • State Bar of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court