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Nicholas Hill, former Assistant Section Chief at the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, joins Bates White

July 24, 2017

Bates White is pleased to announce that Dr. Nicholas Hill, former Assistant Section Chief at the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division, has joined the firm as a Principal in the Antitrust and Competition Practice.

An expert in antitrust issues, Dr. Hill has supervised or led investigations on matters in a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, airlines, health insurance, banking, oilfield services, paper, beer, dairy, and bread. During his time as Assistant Section Chief, he managed the Antitrust Division’s economics team that analyzed a number of important competition matters, including the Aetna/Humana merger and Newark Airport slots litigations, and the Halliburton/Baker Hughes and Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger investigations. He developed a capacity closure model to analyze paper mergers that is now commonly used by the agencies and practitioners. He also served as a testifying expert on a number of cases, including the $1.6 billion newsprint manufacturer merger United States v. Abitibi Consolidated, Inc. He previously served as an Economist in DOJ’s Antitrust Division (2006–2013) and at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Economics (2013–2014) before becoming Assistant Section Chief in 2014.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Hill to the firm,” commented Cory Capps, Partner in Bates White’s Antitrust and Competition Practice. “He is a deep thinker whose expertise and integrity are evident to colleagues and clients alike. I am looking forward to his contributions to the important competition work we provide to clients.”

Dr. Hill obtained his PhD in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and his MSc (Quantitative Development Economics) and BA (Economics and International Studies) from the University of Warwick.