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Scott Sher

Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Washington, DC, United States

Scott Sher is a partner in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's Reston, Virginia, office, where he focuses on antitrust and trade regulation issues. He has considerable experience working with high-technology clients, advising them on issues pertaining to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, the Robinson-Patman Act, pricing and distribution, trade association and patent pooling matters, and the Sherman Act. In addition, Scott assists clients with antitrust issues that arise throughout the merger and acquisition process, from pre-merger counseling through investigations conducted by the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and foreign regulatory agencies.

Scott has represented a broad range of high-technology companies, and has shepherded numerous mergers and acquisitions through the antitrust review process in the United States and abroad. His representations have included a number of cutting-edge cases involving the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law. Scott specializes in working with companies in the software, biotechnology, semiconductor, telecommunications, computer hardware, Internet infrastructure, and electronic commerce industries.

Scott currently serves as vice chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee within the American Bar Association's Antitrust Law Section. In addition, Scott has served as an editor of the Antitrust Law Journal, the flagship publication of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, and regularly contributes antitrust-related articles to law journals and industry-specific publications. Scott also has written two chapters for the 2004 supplement of Antitrust Law Developments, the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section's primary antitrust resource.

Scott frequently speaks on antitrust and intellectual property issues at leading antitrust conferences and programs, and was invited to testify at the Federal Trade Commission's Best Practices Workshop, where he provided suggestions to the commission on how to reform the merger investigation process. Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Scott clerked for both the Honorable Joseph T. Sneed III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco and the Honorable Charles A. Legge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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