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Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Defended hospital in federal antitrust litigation in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Represented hospital in FTC hospital merger investigation
  • Represented client in US Department of Justice criminal antitrust investigation; investigation was ultimately closed with no charges filed against the client
  • Developed antitrust compliance program and conducted antitrust training for large utility holding company and affiliates
  • Represented automobile manufacturers and distributors in multidistrict litigation regarding alleged collusion and other antitrust violations by manufacturers of auto parts and assemblies
  • Defended public entity in federal antitrust litigation alleging monopolistic conduct and tying related to utility service
  • Represented major healthcare insurer in connection with its responses to DOJ Hart-Scott-Rodino regarding a planned merger transaction, including negotiating discovery and production requirements with the Department of Justice, conducting custodian interviews and data collection, addressing privilege challenges, and performing discovery-related reviews and production, utilizing technology assisted review and other analytical tools for culling and review in another matter and producing 550,000 documents/2.5 million pages to the Department of Justice on an expedited time frame

Our team is comprised of highly-experienced attorneys with antitrust counseling and litigation experience

  • Former chairwoman of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Section of the North Carolina Bar Association
  • Managing partner of one of the Firm's offices and ex-officio member of the Firm's Executive Committee
  • Named to Best Lawyers in America for Antitrust
  • Recipient of Triad Business Journal's Women in Business Award
  • Author of chapter of American Bar Association's Messenger Model Handbook
  • Business litigators who help clients prevent litigation and work with them on alternative dispute resolution, but who have deep trial experience if disputes cannot be resolved outside the courtroom

Our antitrust team has broad experience across a panoply of industries, including

  • Apparel
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Healthcare
    • Hospitals
    • Physicians
    • Healthcare provider networks
  • Insurance
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Sales
  • Telecommunications
  • Travel

We are trusted advisors to businesses of all sizes, ranging from multi-national corporations to family-owned businesses, and routinely work with senior level executives, such as CEOs, CFOs, and in-house counsel. 

Competing effectively in today's economy requires a trusted partner who understands the range of antitrust laws to keep your business from making costly mistakes

Our team has extensive experience in

  • Planning for mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures
  • Advising on a range of issues that businesses face every day, such as
    • relationships with competitors
    • relationships with customers and suppliers
    • pricing and distribution issues, including pricing policies, resale price maintenance, bundling, discounting, and discriminatory and differential pricing under the Robinson-Patman Act
    • exclusive dealing arrangements, tie-ins, concerted refusals to deal, franchise contracts and dealer terminations
    • monopolization issues, attempts to monopolize, market share analysis, and barriers to entry issues.
  • Representing clients in government antitrust investigations
  • Preparing Hart-Scott-Rodino pre-merger notification filings
  • Handling intellectual property licensing
  • Litigating civil and criminal antitrust cases
  • Litigation plans – developing strategic litigation plans and budgets to help “right size” the defense of data breach matters  
  • Managing large, complex electronic document reviews, eDiscovery, records management, and litigation readiness projects for some of the world’s largest and most heavily regulated companies - Encompass, the Firm's dedicated eDiscovery and litigation readiness practice group,  works in an integrated manner with clients and their case counsel

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

  • Defended hospital in federal antitrust litigation in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Represented hospital in FTC hospital merger investigation
  • Represented client in US Department of Justice criminal antitrust investigation; investigation was ultimately closed with no charges filed against the client
  • Developed antitrust compliance program and conducted antitrust training for large utility holding company and affiliates
  • Represented automobile manufacturers and distributors in multidistrict litigation regarding alleged collusion and other antitrust violations by manufacturers of auto parts and assemblies
  • Defended public entity in federal antitrust litigation alleging monopolistic conduct and tying related to utility service
  • Represented major healthcare insurer in connection with its responses to DOJ Hart-Scott-Rodino regarding a planned merger transaction, including negotiating discovery and production requirements with the Department of Justice, conducting custodian interviews and data collection, addressing privilege challenges, and performing discovery-related reviews and production, utilizing technology assisted review and other analytical tools for culling and review in another matter and producing 550,000 documents/2.5 million pages to the Department of Justice on an expedited time frame
  • Highly responsive, efficient service
  • Practical and understandable guidance
  • Deep, decades long experience across multiple industries
  • Litigation experience in both civil and criminal antitrust litigation
  • Experience in government investigations

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