Antitrust

The Firm’s attorneys represent clients regarding the full range of antitrust issues, including counseling on business strategy, compliance and transactional issues, obtaining merger clearances, representation in government investigations, and representation in government and private litigation. The Firm’s litigators have successfully represented clients in antitrust matters in both state and federal court, and our transactional attorneys have obtained merger clearances before both the DOJ and FTC. Several of our lawyers are former trial attorneys with the United States Department of Justice. Our Antitrust Practice Group has significant cross-discipline experience working with other Firm practice groups, especially corporate and securities, health care, intellectual property and litigation, to handle the broad spectrum of antitrust matters across numerous industries.
 
The aim of the Antitrust Practice Group is to be a value-added partner to the Firm’s clients – providing the necessary advice and creative solutions for the clients to meet and exceed their business goals and objectives, while effectively minimizing the risk of antitrust challenge and liability.   
 
Areas of Focus

  • Business Strategy Counseling
  • Compliance Issues Counseling
  • Government Investigations
  • Government Litigation
  • Intellectual Property/Technology Counseling and Litigation
  • Merger & Acquisition Clearances
  • Private Litigation
  • Transactional Counseling, especially Health Care & Hospital
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Representative Matters

  • Representation of hospitals and other health care providers regarding affiliations and collaborations, including IPAs, ACOs, JVs and mergers/acquisitions.
  • Representation of technology companies in patent disputes involving allegations of antitrust violations.
  • Counseling product manufacturers regarding distribution and pricing strategies, including minimum resale price policies and minimum advertised price policies.
  • Representation of one of the nation's largest banks as lead defense counsel in an antitrust and civil RICO class action alleging a conspiracy among lenders to fix the prime rate.
  • Representation of an international plumbing supply company in defending antitrust claims brought by a major internet-based company.
  • Advised an international med-tech company in the acquisition of a cardiac surgery device manufacturer pursuant to a managed sale auction, while simultaneously selling the manufacturer’s heart and lung machine division to a third party to obtain U.S. antitrust clearance.
  • Representation of clients in connection with numerous federal antitrust investigations, including mergers and acquisitions, price fixing, bid rigging, allocation of territories and commercial bribery.

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