Jennifer Milici is the former Chief Trial Counsel of the US Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition. Ms. Milici focuses her practice on representing clients in high-profile litigation and helping clients navigate the evolving antitrust regulatory environment. She is well-positioned to advise clients on antitrust regulatory reviews and investigations, to litigate challenges filed by US antitrust enforcers, and to represent clients in high stakes federal, state, or administrative litigation.  

Ms. Milici has more than 15 years of civil litigation experience and has played a key role in numerous trials. She has extensive courtroom experience and has successfully developed and implemented strategies to win trials raising complex and cutting-edge issues.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Milici served in various positions at the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, most recently as Chief Trial Counsel. In that role, she led the Litigation Group and led or supervised multiple enforcement actions brought by the FTC. In 2021, Ms. Milici also served as Acting Deputy Director overseeing the enforcement activities of three merger divisions. Ms. Milici previously held positions in the Litigation Group and in Mergers III.  

Ms. Milici’s experience at the FTC included investigations and enforcement actions in key industries such as pharmaceuticals, life sciences, medical devices and technology, hospitals, chemicals, oil and gas, software, semiconductors, consumer products, retail and entertainment. She routinely engaged with Commissioners, Bureau of Competition and Bureau of Economics leadership, foreign antitrust agencies, congressional staff, and others on important issues related to the FTC’s work.  

During her tenure at the agency, Ms. Milici played a key role in many of the FTC’s litigation matters including FTC v. Illumina/GRAIL (FTC 2021), FTC v. Altria/Juul (FTC 2021), FTC v, Methodist/Tenet (W.D. Tenn. 2020), FTC v. CoStar/Rentpath (D.D.C. 2020), FTC v. Axon/VieVu (FTC 2019), FTC v. Illumina/Pacific Biosciences (FTC 2019), FTC v. Post/Treehouse (D.D.C. 2019), FTC v. Qualcomm (N.D. Cal. 2019), and FTC v. Advocate/Northshore (N.D. Ill. 2017). 

Before her time at the FTC, Ms. Milici was a counsel in private practice where she focused on representing clients in all aspects of civil litigation with particular focus on antitrust litigation and class actions. Representative matters include In re Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation (E.D.N.Y. 2013) and In re Scrap Metal Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Ohio 2006). 

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  • Education

    • JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, 2003

      With Highest Honors, William F. Starr Award, West Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award, National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Woman Law Graduate Award Associate Editor, Connecticut Law Review
    • BA, Eugene Lang College at The New School for Social Research, 1992

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. James L. Dennis, US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2004 - 2005

    • The Hon. Richard Palmer, Connecticut Supreme Court, 2003 - 2004

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