Abigail Cessna is an associate in the U.S. antitrust practice and a member of the Global Tech Group. She advises clients on compliance with the U.S. merger control laws, the regulatory review of mergers and acquisitions, antitrust investigations and antitrust issues related to intellectual property and technology licensing. Abigail's practice is particularly focused on the intersection of antitrust and technology.
Prior to joining the antitrust practice, Abigail advised on corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.
Abigail has represented clients across banking, private equity, technology, telecommunications and other industries.
Abigail publishes thought leadership on topics such as antitrust enforcement of technology companies and antitrust and blockchain.
Representative corporate engagements include:
- Actis on the acquisition of solar plants in Latin America
- Financial client on a joint venture divestiture of its Asia business
- Foreign corporate investment into late series round of U.S. tech start-up financing
Representative antitrust engagements include:
- S&P Global on the sale of its pricing and evaluations business to Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)
- ICAP on the sale of its voice broking business to Tullet Prebon
- SSO on standard setting antitrust compliance
News and client work
- Blockchain and Antitrust
18 July 2019
- Is Fintech Really Spurring Competition?
18 July 2019
- What the Amex Case Means for Tech Juggernauts
Digital Business Lawyer, September 2018
- Data and Antitrust in the United States: the Regulatory Crossroads
Pratt's Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report, June 2018
- US Federal Government Releases Updated Guidelines
12 February 2018
Career and qualifications
- Drexel University (BA) 2012
- Joined Clifford Chance 2014
- Cornell Law School (JD) 2015
- Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2016
- Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in the District of Columbia 2018
- American Bar Association