October 29, 2021
Antitrust/Competition partner Megan A. Granger has been named a “D.C. Rising Star” by The National Law Journal and profiled as one of the region’s top lawyers aged 40 and under.
The Q&A profile discussed Megan’s achievements advising clients on the antitrust aspects of major mergers and acquisitions and the pride she takes in being able to quickly secure regulatory clearance for complex transactions. She also highlighted the keys to her success and the mentorship of Steven Newborn, Head of Weil’s global Antitrust/Competition practice.
Megan emphasized being a real partner to her clients, the importance of building a granular knowledge of their business and of the larger industry dynamics.
“Go ‘all-in’ on your cases,” Megan said. “Try the client’s product or service. Follow the company’s earnings calls. Clients appreciate when you are personally invested in their success and understand their business. And this is critical when presenting arguments to the government.”
She recently advised Microsoft on the antitrust aspects of its $7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks and other game studios. She also helped secure antitrust clearance for Turnkey Vacation Rentals, Inc.’s merger with Vacasa LLC and advised Cardtronics on the U.S. aspects of its $2.5 billion sale to NCR Corporation. Megan has also advised on a number of landmark transactions, including BASF’s $11 billion acquisition of seed and herbicide businesses divested in Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, and the Sherwin-Williams Company’s $11.3 billion acquisition of The Valspar Corporation.
The award recognizes Megan’s success advising leading businesses through the global merger review process, as well as her impact as a mentor and member of the legal community. The “D.C. Rising Stars” were announced in August and honored at The National Law Journal Legal Awards on October 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C.