Keira Campbell advises on a broad range of antitrust issues and is especially skilled in guiding clients through the antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other combinations. She has extensive experience in coordinating all facets of multijurisdictional M&A from premerger planning, governmental filings, information requests, and consent decrees through to post-closing investigations and has represented clients whose mergers have been challenged in federal court. Keira also provides antitrust compliance counseling.
Keira advises leading U.S. and multinational companies in a broad array of industries — including the retail, pharmaceutical, and household appliance sectors. She recently served as antitrust counsel to Rite Aid in its sale of 2,186 stores to Walgreens. Keira has represented clients in mergers and investigations before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division, and state attorneys general.
In addition to her U.S. experience Keira practiced for a number of years in Australia representing clients in transactions before the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and in complex antitrust litigation before the federal courts of Australia at both the trial and appellate levels.
Keira also has represented pro bono clients in immigration matters, matrimonial cases, and federal prisoners seeking commutation through the Clemency Initiative.
Keira is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law, vice chair of the New York State Bar Association Mergers Committee, and former secretary of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Among other publications she is editor of the international chapter in the DOJ Civil Antitrust Practice and Procedure Manual published by the ABA.
Antitrust Alert: DOJ Imposes Divestiture and Conduct Remedy in Small, Consummated Merger of Makers of Steel Sensors
- December 2018
What You Need to Know About Merger Consent Decrees, 22 M&A Lawyer 10
- March 2014
DOJ Wins Bazaarvoice Merger Trial: Lessons for Future Deals, 18 M&A Lawyer 3
- April 10, 2019
Views from the Trenches: Litigating Merger Cases, New York State Bar Association
- Columbia University (LL.M. 2012; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar); University of Melbourne (Postgraduate Diploma in Competition Law 2011); University of Sydney (LL.B. with first class honors 2007); University of Western Sydney (Bachelor of Business [Management] with distinction 2005)
- New York; District of Columbia; U.S. Supreme Court; Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia; and High Court of Australia
- Intern to Judge Elizabeth S. Stong, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of New York (2012)