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Shylah Alfonso is an innovative problem solver who delivers. Focusing on antitrust counseling and litigation, antitrust clearance for mergers and acquisitions, class action and complex commercial litigation, and intellectual property and fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) litigation, she thrives on complex matters and regularly leads large cross-office and cross-disciplinary teams.

Shylah has extensive experience working with multinational companies across the market spectrum, including companies looking to enter the U.S. market. Whether involving the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), state attorneys general, or private litigants, she has represented manufacturers, retailers, distributors, research and development companies, and patent portfolio holders in a range of industries. These include telecommunications, social networking, big data, gaming, platform markets, semiconductor, computer software, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, retail, the internet, and aerospace. She has particularly deep experience working with technology companies on issues arising at the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust.

In April, Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter noted in a speech that the DOJ’s enforcement of Section 8 of the Clayton Act (which prohibits interlocking directorates) would not be limited to its merger review process and that the DOJ is “ramping up efforts to identify violations across the broader economy, and we will not hesitate