Sharon Connaughton

Special Counsel

+1 202 728 7007
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

  • Guild Education Valuation Climbs to $3.75 Billion With Series E Round 

  • Ethos Hits $2 Billion Valuation With Series D Round 

  • Cedar Cares Agrees to Acquire OODA Health 

  • Absolute Software Agrees to Acquire NetMotion Software 

  • The Honest Company – $475 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

contact

+1 202 728 7007 office
+1 202 842 7899 fax
sconnaughton@cooley.com

1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004-2400