Today, the Chairman of the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) Board of Directors, Pamela Gilbert, announced the addition of Ellen Meriwether to the Board. “Ellen brings a rich and diverse background in antitrust enforcement, research, and scholarship to the AAI board,” said Gilbert. “Her expertise and insights will be invaluable to AAI's continuing leadership in competition policy and advocacy. I am thrilled that she is joining the board."
Ms. Meriwether has been a litigation partner with Cafferty Clobes Meriwether & Sprengel LLP since the firm’s inception in 1992. Based in Philadelphia, Ms. Meriwether has represented clients in all the firm’s major industry areas, including pharmaceuticals, airlines, insurance and financial services, technology and manufacturing. She has been a member of the AAI Advisory Board since 2010 and has been involved in AAI research, education, and advocacy programs and events as a speaker, author, and planner.
The three founding members of the AAI made up the original Board of Directors in 1998. It has grown to include nine leaders in the antitrust community. Ms. Meriwether joins Board Chairman Pamela Gilbert of Cuneo Gilbert and LaDuca, LLP, Board Vice Chairman Eric L. Cramer of Berger & Montague P.C., Board Treasurer Gregory T. Gundlach of the University of North Florida, W. Joseph Bruckner of Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P., Joshua P. Davis of the University of San Francisco School of Law, John Kwoka, Jr. of Northeastern University, Robert H. Lande of the University of Baltimore School of Law, and Roberta Liebenberg of Fine Kaplan and Black R.P.C.
“This is an important time for growing the AAI Board,” said AAI President Diana Moss. “Ellen joins another recent addition, Joe Bruckner, at a time when antitrust enforcement and policy is in the spotlight. She will provide valuable perspective and capability in helping us expand AAI’s important work to promote competition that protects consumers, businesses, and society.”
Ms. Meriwether received her law degree (magna cum laude) in 1985 from George Washington University, where she was a member of the George Washington Law Review. She is currently Articles Editor of ANTITRUST, a publication of the section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association. She is on the board of the Public Interest Law Center, a public interest law firm based in Philadelphia. She is a frequent presenter and lecturer on topics relating to complex, class action and antitrust litigation and has published a number of articles on those subjects.