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Melanie Aitken
Managing Principal, Washington, Bennett Jones LLP


Melanie is co-chair of Bennett Jones’ Competition/Foreign Investment practice and Managing Principal of the Washington, DC office. She specializes in the Canadian aspects of global competition law and litigation. Melanie leads and litigates major international and domestic merger cases, and represents clients in significant abuse and class action matters. Melanie was Canada's Commissioner of Competition from 2009 to 2012, in charge of the Competition Bureau, and headed merger review from 2007-2009. Melanie is widely recognized as one of Canada's leading competition lawyers.