Prudence Smith is a highly experienced competition law practitioner who advises clients on a full range of competition regulatory law issues. She has extensive experience in merger clearance, cartel and anticompetitive conduct investigations and litigation, ACCC immunities, authorizations, and notifications of contracts affecting competition. Prudence’s background includes more than 14 years at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), many of those years as an ACCC internal lawyer. She also has considerable experience in the information and evidence gathering and sharing processes of the ACCC. In particular, she was responsible, on numerous occasions, for the preparation and enforcement of statutory notices pursuant to section 155 of the competition statute and instructed on large number of examinations. Since joining Jones Day, Prudence has assisted clients in responding to these notices, including in relation to allegations of criminal conduct. Prudence is active in mentoring women lawyers beginning their careers, especially those focusing on competition law.
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