Merger control specialist joins from Baker Botts
Morrison & Foerster has announced the arrival of antitrust partner Vishal Mehta in its Washington, D.C. office. Noted for his focus on merger-related matters, he also has experience in investigations and compliance, litigation, and public affairs.
‘I am delighted to welcome Vishal to the firm as we continue to build out our global antitrust practice to meet the needs of our clients,’ says Jeff Jaeckel, Co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Antitrust practice. ‘His experience, especially with merger reviews and clearances, will be invaluable at a time when many transactions are coming under growing scrutiny.’
Mehta himself on the move: ‘I am excited to join Morrison & Foerster and add to the depth and sophistication of the firm’s world-class antitrust group. The team has an excellent track record of successfully representing clients in complex, high-stakes transactions, which dovetails nicely with the core of my practice. More generally, the firm has a global footprint, a broad platform with expertise across various practice areas, a culture of collaboration, and a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion. I look forward to working with my colleagues to deliver value and results to our clients.’
The move appears to be part of Morrison & Foerster’s strategic bolstering of its Washington, D.C. office’s regulatory capabilities; Mehta’s arrival follows hot on the heels of of-counsel Megan Gerking, a former global cartel prosecutor at the Department of Justice (DoJ). In July, litigators Lisa Phelan and John Smith arrived from the DoJ and the Treasury Department, respectively