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Mandy Reeves, Partner, Latham & Watkins, 38

This evening, come celebrate some of DC's top lawyers under 40 at a reception on the Warner Building rooftop. (Last chance to grab a ticket!) These distinguished young attorneys from law firms, companies and the government were nominated by their peers and selected by a panel of lawyers and legal professionals. See some of the honorees' profiles below (and Part 1 and Part 2), and sign up for tonight's event here.

Mandy Reeves, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP, 38


Job: I practice as an antitrust lawyer, representing companies before the DOJ and FTC in investigations relating to unlawful monopolization and merger review and in private litigation. My client base spans a variety of industries, but especially life sciences and high-tech.

Community involvement: Co-chair of the ABA Antitrust Source and co-chair of the Section’s Antitrust Law & Economics Institute for Judges. Active pro bono practice, including currently representing tenants in conjunction with litigation against a landlord for providing inhabitable housing.

Career highlights: Clerking for John G. Heyburn II, former Chief Judge of the Western District of Kentucky; serving as Attorney Adviser to former FTC Commissioner Tom Rosch.

Why this career: I knew I wanted to be a lawyer when I took a constitutional law class at UVA as an undergrad and learned that I could make a career out of writing and running my mouth. I became an antitrust lawyer when I came to Latham and found fun people and a practice that I love.

Where you grew up: Alexandria, VA; proud graduate of T.C. Williams High School of Remember the Titans fame.

Why DC: I live a mile from my mom in Alexandria and work across the street from my dad.

First paid job: Intern at the Washingtonian.

Family: Extremely supportive and fun-loving husband (Lee), son Will (4), and daughter Riley (1).

Free time: Playing airplanes with Will and teaching Riley how to say “mama” before she says “dada.”

10 years from now: If I was doing exactly the same thing, I would be completely happy. Returning to the government again for a stint would be fun too.

Favorite vacation spots: Sanibel Island, FL, in the winter; Bar Harbor, ME, in the summer.

Bucket list: Attend the Summer Olympics; watch UVA win the NCAA Basketball Championship.

Daily habit: Running, Pilates, or feeling guilty about doing none of the above.

Startling fact: National Champion Tap Dancer (circa 1995).