Suzanne Wachsstock Walmart


Suzanne Wachsstock is Chief Antitrust Counsel at Walmart, with global responsibility for the company’s antitrust policy and strategy. Among other areas of focus, she oversees antitrust counseling across the company’s business units; handles regulatory inquiries from competition agencies; partners with the compliance and ethics teams to enhance and implement the company’s antitrust compliance program; works closely with the corporate development and business teams on all antitrust aspects of M&A, JV and other transactions; and partners with the government affairs, public policy and litigation teams on antitrust-related matters. Suzanne is also a leader in the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law and a frequent speaker on antitrust topics. She was recently elected a member of the Section’s Leadership Council, and previously a co-chair of the Section’s Corporate Counseling Committee and held leadership roles on the International, Financial Services and Distribution and Franchising Committees. She currently sits on the Antitrust Council of the US Chamber of Commerce and on the board of Women@Competition Americas. Suzanne received the 2015 International Law Office/Associate Counsel Association’s global individual award for in-house antitrust counsel, and has been profiled as a leading antitrust attorney in Global Competition Review’s “Women in Antitrust” report. Suzanne received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her A.B. from Harvard College. Before joining Walmart in 2019, Suzanne spent 11 years as Chief Antitrust Counsel at American Express, after a career in private practice, beginning at Davis Polk & Wardwell and ultimately as a partner at Wiggin and Dana LLP, where she co-led the Firm’s Antitrust and Consumer Protection Group and was active in the Firm’s hiring, ethics, and diversity committees. Suzanne is based in Washington, DC.

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