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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

  • Poseida Therapeutics Enters Strategic Collaboration and License Agreement With Roche 

  • Contentsquare Closes $400 Million Series F, Doubles Valuation 

  • Mexican Fintech Stori Raises $150 Million, Becomes Unicorn 

  • Vendr Achieves Unicorn Status With $150 Million Series B 

  • Guild Closes $175 Million Series F Financing Round 

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Education

  • George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School
    JD, 1992

  • Grinnell College
    BA, 1987


Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia

Virginia