Sharon Connaughton

Special Counsel

sconnaughton@cooley.com

Sharon Connaughton is a special counsel in the antitrust and competition practice group. Her practice focuses on antitrust counseling, litigation and the defense of corporate clients in connection with domestic and international mergers and acquisitions. She has extensive experience representing clients through the merger review process before the FTC, the DOJ and foreign antitrust enforcement authorities. Sharon has represented clients in several high-profile merger investigations in a range of industries including consumer products, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, agriculture, mining equipment, waste and paper.

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Experience

  • Tackle Reaches Unicorn Status With Series C Round 

  • Rothy's Enters Strategic Investment Agreement With Alpargatas 

  • Truebill Agrees to Sell to Rocket Companies for $1.275 Billion 

  • Alvotech Agrees to Merge With SPAC Oaktree Acquisition Corp. II 

  • Sweetgreen – $418.6 Million IPO 

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Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
    JD, 1992

  • Grinnell College
    BA, 1987


Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia

Virginia