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Hill Wellford
Hill Wellford
Partner — Antitrust
Partner — Antitrust

Hill Wellford

Hill Wellford

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20037

start quote symbolI work with creative people, risk-takers. When their moonshots succeed, they draw antitrust attention. To counsel and advocate for them, I first have to learn about the ways in which they are changing whole industries – that’s fascinating to me.end quote symbol
Hill Wellford

Experience Highlights

  • Representation of U.S. internet services company in investigations by the U.S., European Commission, Russia, and Asian authorities 

  • Representation of U.S. telecom hardware company in investigations by the European Commission, the UK, the Japan Fair Trade Commission, the Korea Fair Trade Commission, and other international enforcers 

  • Representation of Indian pharmaceutical company in acquisition of U.S. pharma manufacturer, acquisitions and sales of products, investigations by U.S. and European authorities, and civil litigation 

  • Representation of US media content company in mergers and acquisitions, and investigations in the US 

  • Representation of US financial company in obtaining favorable Business Review Letter from the DOJ Antitrust Division, approving new products and business plans 

  • Representation of Japanese auto parts company in cartel investigation by the DOJ Antitrust Division 


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., 1992
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division: Chief of Staff; Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General; investigator; trial lawyer; counsel in the Legal Policy Section; 2003-2009
  • Clerkship to Judge Richard L. Wiliams of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ,1995 -1996
  • Recognized, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2017 Practice Group of the Year for Antitrust Law, Law360 2018 Practice Group of the Year for Antitrust
  • Chambers USA, Antitrust Litigation (District of Columbia), 2011–2019; Antitrust (District of Columbia), 2020 and 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings, LLC), (Washington): Antitrust Law, Litigation–Antitrust, 2016–2018, 2020–2022
  • Legal 500 U.S., Antitrust: Cartel 2019–2021; Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions, 2020; Antitrust: Merger Control 2017, 2019–2021
  • Selected to the Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers® (Thomson Reuters), 2019–2021
  • Co-chair: ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Dominance Divergence Task Force
  • Former Council Member: ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Governing Council
  • Life Fellow: American Bar Foundation
  • Member: American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
  • Member: American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Top Secret and Restricted Data (Atomic Energy) Security Clearances (issued 2007)
  • District of Columbia, Virginia, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Courts of Appeal, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • “Aviation Focus: Algorithmic Pricing and Recent Enforcements,” 2019 Antitrust Texas Summit, September 24, 2019 (panelist)
  • “Trade Association Antitrust Compliance: Safety in Numbers?” Antitrust Law 2019 Spring Meeting, March 27, 2019 (panelist)
  • “FTC Updates Guidance on Premerger Due Diligence and Negotiations (Sharing But Not Oversharing),” Energy Series, V&E Houston Office, June 13, 2018 (speaker)
  • “Competition Developments in Brazil the US and EU – What Brazilian Counsel and Companies Need to Know,” July 13, 2018 (speaker)