Deborah Garza co-chairs Covington & Burling’s global Antitrust and Competition Law Practice Group. She has been a trusted advisor to firms, from the Fortune 10 to mid- and small-cap companies, on strategic transactions, civil investigations, criminal investigations, and litigation. She regularly counsels companies on day-to-day compliance and other advisory matters, leveraging more than 35 years of experience in government leadership positions and private practice. She has served as an Acting Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff and Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General in three Presidential Administrations. She also served as Chair of the Antitrust Modernization Commission, a bi-partisan blue ribbon commission created by Congress to advise Congress and the President on the state of U.S. Antitrust law enforcement and as co-chair of the International Competition Policy Expert Group. Ms. Garza will chair the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association during its 2018-2019 year and is a member of the Corporations, Securities, and Antitrust Committee of the Federalist Society.