Rule Garza Howley Continues Expansion With Hiring of Whitney Williams, Erica Baum and Chantale Lamitte

March 21, 2023

Rule Garza Howley Continues Expansion With Hiring of Three Additional Attorneys

Whitney Williams, Erica Baum, and Chantale Lamitte

WASHINGTON, DC, March 20, 2023 — On the one-year anniversary of its launch, antitrust boutique law firm Rule Garza Howley LLP is announcing its expansion with the addition of three new lawyers to meet increased demand for antitrust expertise amid tighter enforcement.

The new hires include associates, Whitney Williams and Erica Baum, and e-discovery attorney, Chantale Lamitte. The firm has more than doubled its staff since launching in March 2022, with a focus on developing a high-quality and diverse team with a broad range of skills.

“We’re glad Whitney, Erica and Chantale have decided to join Rule Garza Howley to help expand our practice in response to remarkable demand for our unique value proposition,” said Partner Rick Rule. “Our expansion comes during a critical period for antitrust enforcement, and we are planning strategically for continued growth.”

Williams joins the firm from Goodwin Procter, where she represented clients across a broad range of industries including private equity, emerging technologies, life sciences, financial industries, natural gas and electricity, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare.

Baum comes to the firm from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, where she represented clients from a wide array of industries in antitrust and complex commercial litigation matters before state and federal district courts.

Lamitte joins from KLDiscovery, where her work involved diverse industries, including aerospace, air and automotive travel, cargo transport, data migration, entertainment, financial services, food processing and grains, healthcare, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, publishing and advertising, and waste management.

“With the addition of these skilled lawyers to the team, we’re well-positioned to serve the growing demand for sophisticated antitrust advice and representation in an increasingly complex regulatory environment ” said Partner Deborah Garza.

About Rule Garza Howley

 Rule Garza Howley LLP is a boutique antitrust law firm focused on achieving positive outcomes for our clients in today’s complex M&A and regulatory environment. Our attorneys have decades of experience, including in leadership roles in government, AmLaw firms, and in-house roles and guiding Boards and C-Suite executives through “bet your company” matters. Collectively, our attorneys have more than $1 trillion in deal experience and have handled some of the most significant antitrust matters in recent decades. We employ a modern and flexible approach that is founded on a shared commitment to creating value for our clients.