Longtime Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Senior Attorney Steve Vieux moves to Shook, Hardy & Bacon to strengthen the firm’s compliance and commercial litigation capabilities, particularly in the areas of antitrust and consumer protection. Vieux, who practiced at the FTC for 18 years, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in developing and managing complex government investigations. He will advise Shook’s leading roster of clients in the life sciences, consumer products and technology industries, among others.
“What I bring to Shook is an in-depth understanding of how the FTC operates in terms of what government enforcers are examining and also more importantly, how clients can best work with them,” said Vieux. “I’m really excited to bring my nearly two decades of enforcement experience to a highly-respected premiere trial firm like Shook.”
In addition to his enforcement work at the FTC, Vieux was part of an interagency team that reviewed health care joint ventures participating in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Accountable Care Organization program for their competitive impact. Vieux also reviewed patent litigation settlement agreements between pharmaceutical companies for antitrust compliance. Earlier in his career, Vieux served in the FTC’s Office of General Counsel, where he advised on various competition, consumer protection, employment ethics and administrative law matters. He also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, managing a caseload of more than 100 criminal cases.
As an active member of the bar, he is a member of numerous organizations including the American Bar Association, National Bar Association, California Society for Healthcare Attorneys and the American Health Lawyers Association.