Wendy Huang Waszmer is a litigation partner in King & Spalding’s New York and D.C. offices. A former federal prosecutor and Department of Justice official, she represents clients in cartel and other antitrust matters, government investigations, and complex civil litigation.
Ms. Waszmer represents companies and individual clients facing investigations by the Department of Justice, State Attorneys General, and other federal and state agencies, including the successful defense of a U.S./Japan joint venture in a global cartel investigation. Her clients include companies in automobile and auto parts, financial markets, manufacturing, and other industries. She also represents clients in federal court litigation and other civil commercial disputes.
Before joining King & Spalding, Ms. Waszmer served in several leadership and trial counsel roles in the Department of Justice in New York and Washington, D.C. As the Assistant Chief of the New York Field Office of the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, she supervised federal trials and both criminal and civil investigations, and has also litigated high profile matters. She was a liaison with federal and state enforcement and regulatory agencies in joint and parallel antitrust and fraud investigations. She also previously served as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division, advising on enforcement policy matters. She received both the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service and Assistant Attorney General’s Awards during her tenure.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Waszmer served as assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. 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. At the start of her career, Ms. Waszmer was a law clerk to the Honorable Richard J. Leon, United States District Judge for the District of Columbia. She received her J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as an Executive Articles Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, and was elected to the Order of the Coif, and received a B.A., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, 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 a 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). She is a frequent speaker on cartel and other enforcement issues.
Awards and Recognition
- International Competition Network (ICN) – Non-Governmental Advisor (2015)
- Named in the Global Investigations Review “Women in Investigations 2015”
- Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award (2012)
- Assistant Attorney General’s Award, Antitrust Division (2012)
- Assistant Attorney General’s Award, Antitrust Division (2010)
- Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Chief’s Award