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Antitrust West Coast
May 2024
San Francisco, CA

Sarah Oxenham Allen
AAG to Special Counsel, State Relations at US Department of Justice


Sarah Oxenham Allen currently serves as Special Counsel for State Relations at the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice. She previously worked for over 20 years in the Virginia Attorney General’s Office, where she was a Senior Assistant Attorney General and manager of the Antitrust Unit. During her last three years there, she also served as the Chair of the National Association of Attorneys General Antitrust Taskforce. She started her antitrust career as a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission.

Sarah has worked on many antitrust cases over her career, including the ebooks price-fixing trial against Apple, the Anthem/Cigna, Aetna/Humana, and Sysco/US Foods merger challenges, and the Toys “R” Us administrative trial while at the FTC. She also successfully defended the Virginia Board of Medicine against a group boycott claim, arguing the summary judgment motion and the Fourth Circuit appeal. She has also testified about state action immunity issues before the House Antitrust Subcommittee.

Sarah graduated from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, where she was an editor of the Environmental Law Journal.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion - Is A More Aggressive Era of Federal Enforcement Underway?