George S. Cary is a Senior Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, San Francisco. He has decades of experience in sophisticated antitrust matters, representing companies on industry-transforming transactions and complex monopolization litigation. He regularly guides clients through global mergers and acquisitions involving the most challenging regions and issues, and his diverse litigation docket features cases involving the application of antitrust to intellectual property and high-technology markets. Before joining Cleary, George Cary served as Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, where he was lead trial counsel for the FTC in its successful challenge of the Staples/Office Depot merger. Other precedent-setting cases include representing Sanofi in defeating a multibillion-dollar monopolization case brought by a competitor, and Broadcom in its appellate victory against Qualcomm.

2022 Awards


Nominee, 2022 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, General Antitrust

Nominee, 2022 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Intellectual Property

Nominee, 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Asian Antitrust

Nominee, 2017 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Mergers

Nominee, 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Mergers.

Winner, 2014 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Asian Antitrust

Nominee, 2013 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, General Antitrust

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