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Post date: September 15 2016

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Beau Buffier As New Chief Of Antitrust Bureau

News from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

September 15, 2016

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NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the appointment of Beau W. Buffier as the new Chief of the Attorney General’s Antitrust Bureau, a part of the Division of Economic Justice.

“I am pleased to welcome Beau Buffier to our office, where he will spearhead some of our office’s most innovative and critical work,” Attorney General Schneiderman said. “Beau brings a breadth of experience in antitrust matters, and will be a true asset to both our ongoing and future antitrust work.”  

Beau Buffier said, “I am privileged to be joining an agency with such a long and proud history of antitrust enforcement. Under Attorney General Schneiderman’s leadership, New York has won ground-breaking cases that have promoted competition and protected consumers not only in New York but nationwide.  I am excited to become part of such a dynamic office and I look forward to working with the talented team at the Antitrust Bureau to ensure that all New York consumers and businesses receive the benefits of competitive markets.”

Beau W. Buffier is currently a partner in the New York office and co-head of Shearman & Sterling’s Global Antitrust Group. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Buffier has developed deep expertise across a diverse array of antitrust matters including global price-fixing investigations and follow-on litigation, monopolization and abuse of dominance cases, merger investigations and challenges, competitor collaborations, antitrust compliance and intellectual property-related matters. He regularly speaks and publishes on significant antitrust matters and was recognized by the New York Law Journal as a “Rising Star” in the top 40 attorneys under 40 in 2013 and by Law360 as one of 2015’s top competition attorneys under 40. Mr. Buffier received his LL.B. from the University of Sydney and LL.M. from New York University School of Law. Beau’s first day at the Attorney General’s office will be October 10.

The Antitrust Bureau is responsible for enforcing New York State laws prohibiting anticompetitive business practices, and representing the interests of New York and New York consumers in national antitrust matters. Beau Buffier will lead a team dedicated to ensuring that New York consumers and local businesses receive the benefits of full and fair competition. The Division of Economic Justice is led by Executive Deputy Attorney General Manisha M. Sheth.

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