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Sara Y. Razi
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900 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001 
 
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Sara Razi is a leading antitrust attorney, focusing on merger reviews, government antitrust investigations, antitrust litigation, and counseling on a variety of competition issues. Sara joined Simpson Thacher in 2013 after serving as a senior official at the Federal Trade Commission for nearly a decade. 

Sara regularly represents clients in antitrust investigations by the DOJ, FTC, and States and has secured successful outcomes in several complex and closely-watched mergers and high-profile antitrust litigations. Her extensive private-sector and government antitrust experience spans a multitude of industries including media, telecommunications, technology, supermarkets and other retail, oil and gas, consumer products, healthcare providers, pharmaceuticals, and financial services.

Described by Global Competition Review as one of the “best FTC merger advisers in the business,” Sara is recognized by The Legal 500 and by Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation, and is a cornerstone of the team awarded “Antitrust Department of the Year” by Chambers USA in 2016, which highlighted the group’s “outstanding expertise and experience in antitrust matters.” Sara is an authority on antitrust issues and speaks frequently at conferences sponsored by the ABA, law schools, and private organizations.

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Work Highlights
Accolades
  • The Legal 500
  • Euromoney's Benchmark Litigation
  • Who's Who Legal, Competition Future Leaders
Education
  • American University, Washington College of Law, 2000 J.D.
    summa cum laude, Note and Comment Editor, American University Law Review
  • University of Colorado, 1995 B.A. in molecular, cellular & developmental biology
Admissions
  • District of Columbia 
  • Maryland 

Sara Y. Razi is a leading antitrust attorney focusing on merger reviews and clearance, government antitrust investigations, antitrust litigation, and counseling on competition issues. She regularly represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and handles matters involving antitrust reviews and litigation in multiple jurisdictions. Since joining Simpson Thacher in 2013, she has secured clearances in complex and closely-watched mergers including:

Sara also represents clients in high-profile antitrust litigations including most recently US v. Anthem/CIGNA and In re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation MDL.

Sara’s extensive private-sector and government antitrust experience spans a multitude of industries including technology, media, telecommunications, supermarkets and other retail, oil and gas, consumer products, healthcare providers, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices. Described by Global Competition Review as one of the “best FTC merger advisers in the business,” Sara is recognized by The Legal 500 and Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation, and is a member of the team awarded “Antitrust Department of the Year” by Chambers USA in 2016, which highlighted the group’s “outstanding expertise and experience in antitrust matters.” In addition, Sara was recognized as a Who's Who Legal “Competition Future Leaders” 2017. She has been a featured speaker or panelist at dozens of conferences and events sponsored by the ABA Antitrust Section, American Health Lawyers Association, and other organizations.

Sara joined Simpson Thacher in 2013 from the FTC, where she served in senior roles for nearly a decade. As Deputy Assistant Director, she directed numerous antitrust investigations and litigation challenges during a time of reinvigorated healthcare merger enforcement and served as a lead litigator in federal district courts and administrative hearings, including FTC v. ProMedica Health System and FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System. As Attorney Advisor to FTC Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras from 2004 to 2008, she advised on a wide range of antitrust investigations, litigation and policy matters, with emphasis on energy, healthcare, technology and intellectual property issues. Sara received several FTC awards during her tenure, including the Bureau Director’s Award, Award for Excellence in Supervision, and three Janet D. Steiger team litigation awards.

Sara earned her J.D., summa cum laude, from American University, Washington College of Law, in 2000, where she was Note and Comment Editor for the American University Law Review. She received her B.A. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of Colorado in 1995. She is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

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