Chris Abbott is an associate in Weil’s Antitrust/Competition practice. His practice focuses on regulatory approval for mergers and acquisitions across a wide range of industries.
Prior to joining Weil, Mr. Abbott was a staff attorney in the Mergers IV Division at the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, where he conducted merger investigations and litigated merger challenges. He was an integral member of the FTC trial team that preliminarily enjoined the merger of Sysco and U.S. Foods, as well as the Phoebe Putney/Palmyra litigation team. Mr. Abbott participated in numerous high-profile merger investigations, including Office Depot/OfficeMax, Kroger/Harris Teeter, and Visant/American Achievement Corporation.
Mr. Abbott received the FTC’s Janet D. Steiger Award for his contributions to the Phoebe Putney/Palmyra litigation team. He currently serves as the Young Lawyer Representative to the Joint Conduct Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law, and is a contributing editor to the ABA’s Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments.
Mr. Abbott received his J.D., summa cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of Suffolk Transnational Law Review and a member of the Foreign Direct Investment Moot team. He received his B.A. from American University.