Wendy Waszmer is an antitrust and litigation partner in King & Spalding’s New York office. Her practice focuses on cartel and other antitrust matters, government investigations, and complex civil litigation. Since leaving the Justice Department, Ms. Waszmer has represented clients in matters before the Antitrust Division and other Justice Department criminal and civil divisions, State Attorneys General, and other enforcers. She also counsels financial markets, trade association, and other clients regarding complex U.S. and international antitrust issues.
Prior to joining King & Spalding, Ms. Waszmer served as the Assistant Chief of the New York Field Office of the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division where she supervised and led criminal and civil antitrust investigations with a focus on financial markets matters. In this role, she was the liaison with federal and state enforcement agencies in joint and parallel investigations. Ms. Waszmer previously served as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division, and was recognized with Assistant Attorney General Awards and the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Antitrust Division.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Waszmer served as an assistant United States Attorney, Civil Division, in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. She handled a broad range of affirmative and defensive litigation on behalf of the United States in district court and the Second Circuit. She appeared as the lead counsel in trials and hearings, as well in as False Claims Act and other investigations. Ms. Waszmer was a law clerk to the Honorable Richard J. Leon, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia. She received a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. degree from the College of William & Mary.
Ms. Waszmer is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section, a member of the Advisory Committee to the ABA’s Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee, and an individual partner mentor in the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Mentoring Program. She is also a member of the Federal Bar Council and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).
- NYSBA Antitrust Section – Annual Meeting, “Social Media and Competition Policy” (January 30, 2014)
- Session Chair, ABA Antitrust Section / NYU Law School, “Next Generation of Antitrust Scholars” (January 17, 2014)
- ABA Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals, “Recent Antitrust Developments” (January 7, 2014)
- NYSBA Antitrust Section – Co-presenter, “Antitrust Basics: Section 1 and Criminal Cartels” (November 14, 2013)
- NYSBA International Section - Seasonal Meeting, Hanoi, Vietnam "International Cartel Enforcement” (October 25, 2013)
- Federal Bar Council and NYSBA Antitrust Section: “Antitrust Conspiracies, Class Actions and Refusal to Deal: Parallels, Signals, Plus Factors and Agreements” (June 14, 2012)
- United States – Russia International Conference (Moscow): “Recent Trends in Resolving Antitrust Cases, Russian and International Experience” (July 7-8, 2011)
- Women’s Antitrust Plaintiffs’ Attorneys (WAPA) Conference: Keynote Speech (October 12, 2010)
- ABA Cartel Workshop Paper with J. Griffin and A. Dial, “Determining Corporate Fines In Antitrust Criminal Cases in the United States” (February 2014)
- The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and Financial Fraud Law Report, “Why Financial Institutions Should Think About Antitrust Leniency” (November 26, 2013)
- ABA Cartel & Criminal Practice Committee Newsletter, “Parallel Proceedings: Responding to Antitrust Division and Other Government Investigations with Related Litigation” (November 1, 2013)
- NYSBA International Section Conference Paper, “Antitrust Cartel Violations: First Steps When Trouble Surfaces” (October 2013)
- Law360, “Comparing EU Marine Hose Cartel Case To US Enforcement” (May 22, 2013)