Leah Brannon is a partner based in the Washington, D.C. office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Her practice focuses on antitrust matters, including mergers and litigation, and appellate litigation. Her work has involved cases in both federal and state courts, and she has advised clients in investigations by the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, state agencies, and the European Commission.
Ms. Brannon has taught antitrust as a teaching fellow at Harvard University and as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. She was previously a Senior Editor for the Antitrust Law Journal. She is currently a Council Member, Section of Antitrust Law, for the American Bar Association.
Ms. Brannon joined the firm in 2003 and became a partner in 2008. She received a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1999 and a B.A. with highest distinction from the University of Virginia in 1995. From 1996-1997, Ms. Brannon was a Fulbright Scholar in Egypt. From 2000-2001, she served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and from 2002-2003 she served as law clerk to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist of the Supreme Court of the United States.