Hill Wellford advises clients in antitrust matters, especially those relating to government enforcement or the intersection between technology, intellectual property and competition.
Prior to joining Bingham, Hill was chief of staff at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he oversaw the full range of criminal, merger, civil conduct and international work by the Antitrust Division's 400+ lawyers and economists. Before becoming chief of staff, he served as a counsel to the assistant attorney general and as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division's Legal Policy Section. He also worked extensively with other components and task forces of the broader Department of Justice - including the department's Intellectual Property Task Force, from 2004 to 2009 - and the Federal Trade Commission and other U.S. and foreign government agencies.
Hill's experience includes matters at the Antitrust Division, where he worked directly on merger and non-merger conduct challenges, and private practice, where he has handled mergers and acquisitions; criminal investigations; civil conduct challenges; and jury, bench and administrative trials. He also litigated patent and other intellectual property cases earlier in his career, and he is a recognized authority on the interplay between the antitrust and IP laws.
Hill's counseling practice covers all aspects of antitrust law and many issues of related consumer protection law. He has taught and lectured widely on antitrust and technology issues, both in the U.S. and abroad, and has taught antitrust seminars to businesses, lawyers at the Department of Justice, U.S. agencies, foreign officials and a formal course at Vanderbilt University Law School. He serves in a leadership position in the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust and currently edits the newsletter of the ABA's Federal Civil Enforcement Committee.