Christine A. Varney

Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore

Christine A. Varney is a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where she chairs the firm’s antitrust practice. She is also a lecturer in law at Columbia Law School and speaks publicly on the topics of antitrust, international competition, mergers and government investigations. Varney served on the ACS board of directors from 2012-2018.

Varney is the only person to have served as both the U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust and as a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. She also served as Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Cabinet in the Clinton Administration. Earlier in her career, Varney was an attorney at Hogan and Hartson.

The National Law Journal has selected Varney as one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America,” and one of 50 Governance, Risk & Compliance Trailblazers & Pioneers. She was named a “Competition MVP” by Law360 and “Lawyer of the Year” by Global Competition Review. She is a member of the International Bar Association, the Council on Foreign Relations, and The Economic Club of New York.

Varney received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany, an M.P.A. from Syracuse University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.