M. Brinkley Tappan is Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General. Brinkley joined the Antitrust Division in September 2014 as International Counsel in the International Section, where she managed the Division's relationships with the Korea Fair Trade Commission and the Competition Commission of India, intellectual property policy issues around the world, and the Division's requests to foreign governments for mutual legal assistance and extradition in international cartel cases. During her time as International Counsel, Brinkley was also detailed to various civil matters, including the Division's litigation to block the merger of Anthem/Cigna. Prior to joining the Division, Brinkley practiced for nine years in the antitrust group of an international law firm based in Washington, D.C. Brinkley is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in history.