Alisa Lu is an associate in Cohen & Gresser’s Washington, D.C. office. Alisa’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and antitrust. Alisa has experience advising companies on competition matters, including advising companies on receiving merger clearance. Alisa also has experience representing financial institutions in regulatory investigations as well as civil proceedings in federal and state courts.
Prior to joining Cohen & Gresser, Alisa was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell. During law school, Alisa interned at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement, in the Complex Financial Instruments Unit, and at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. After graduation, she served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Peter J. Messitte of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
Before attending law school, Alisa was an analyst at J.P. Morgan in New York in the Corporate & Investment Bank.
Alisa is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was the managing editor of the Harvard Journal on Legislation. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Financial Economics and Political Science from Columbia University.
Alisa Lu is an associate in Cohen & Gresser’s Washington, D.C. office. Alisa’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and antitrust. Alisa has experience advising…
Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2018); Columbia University (B.A., cum laude, 2013)
District of Columbia; State of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
- Last month, the FTC released a new policy statement noting its broadened view of the scope of its power under Section 5 of the FTC Act, signaling that it may find certain private equity rollups violate its interpretation.
- The FTC policy statement came on the heels of a DOJ announcement that it would be increasing the enforcement of Section 8 of the Clayton Act.
- These developments underscore the need for private equity companies to take particular care in observing U.S. competition laws, as there will be greater scrutiny of private equity firms.
In this client alert, Melissa Maxman, Ronald Wick, and Alisa Lu analyze what these actions mean for the future of antitrust enforcement in the private equity sector and provide insight into how PE firms can prepare themselves for continued additional scrutiny.