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Christine Wilson

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Christine Wilson is an antitrust and competition partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice focuses on antitrust and trade regulation and international competition law and policy. She assists clients in obtaining antitrust approval for complex global mergers, guides them in shaping commercial initiatives that achieve business goals while complying with the antitrust laws, and represents their interests in high-stakes government antitrust investigations. Notable public representations include Verizon in its acquisition of MCI and Northwest Airlines in its merger with Delta Air Lines.

Christine represents clients before the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys general, the European Commission, and other global authorities. She has served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the FTC, which enables her to provide valuable insights to clients regarding enforcement issues. She is a recognized authority on global competition issues, serving as an adviser to the U.S. government in connection with the International Competition Network (ICN).
Chambers USA ranked Christine as a leading antitrust practitioner in its 2011 edition, and Washingtonian magazine placed her on its list of the top 40 lawyers under 40 in Washington, D.C. She serves as a Vice Chair on the ABA Antitrust Section's Transportation and Energy Committee, and recently co-founded The Grapevine, a women's network for D.C. professionals in the antitrust and consumer protection arenas. She routinely speaks and publishes on a broad range of competition topics.


Georgetown University, J.D., 1995, cum laude
University of Florida, B.A., 1991
Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 1999, District of Columbia
  • 1995, Virginia

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Advisor to the U.S. Government in connection with its membership in the International Competition Network
  • Member, Competition Committee, U.S. Council for International Business
  • Member, Competition Committee, Business and Industry Advisory Council (BIAC) to the OECD
  • Member, Vice Chair, Transportation and Energy Committee, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Former Vice Chair, Federal Civil Enforcement Committee, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association

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