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REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Transactional 

  • Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility 
  • Google's $700 million acquisition of ITA 
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific's $13.1 billion acquisition of Life Technologies 

Sherman Act Litigation 

  • Omnicare with respect to its Section One conspiracy claims against United Health in both the Northern District of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit 
  • United Technologies Corporation in connection with Walker Process and Handgards claims in the Northern District of Illinois and District of Maryland 
  • Stanley Black & Decker with respect to Section One conspiracy claims in the Eastern District of Virginia and Fourth Circuit 

Section 5 FTC Investigations 

  • Google with respect to its Standard Essential Patents decree with FTC 
  • Stanley Works with respect to Made in USA markings

 FTC and DOJ Merger Challenges 

  • Tyson Foods and George’s in DOJ merger challenge in the Western District of Virginia 
  • SunGard in DOJ merger challenge to acquisition of Comdisco in D.C. District Court 
  • US DOJ in challenge to WorldCom's $129 billion acquisition of Sprint 

Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board, ANTITRUST (2007–present)
  • American Bar Association, Vice-Chair, Economics Committee of Antitrust Section (2003–2006)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association

Experience

Transactional 

  • Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility 
  • Google's $700 million acquisition of ITA 
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific's $13.1 billion acquisition of Life Technologies 
  • Thermo Fisher $2.1 billion acquisition of Dionex 
  • SunGard Higher Education's $1.77 billion sale of SunGard Higher Education to Datatel 
  • SunGard's $700 million acquisition of Comdisco's disaster recovery assets 
  • XLHealth's $2.2 billion sale to UnitedHealth 
  • Bemis Company's $1.2 billion acquisition of the Food Americas’ assets of Alcan 
  • Ball Corporation's $577 million acquisition of MCC assets from InBev 
  • Cingular's $41 billion acquisition of AT&T Wireless 
  • BellSouth's $67 billion acquisition by AT&T 
  • Omnicare in its hostile takeover of both Pharmerica and NeighborCare 
  • Harcourt General with respect to its US $4.5 billion sale to Reed Elsevier and Thompson 
  • MasterCard’s Board of Directors with respect to their IPO 

FTC and DOJ Merger Challenges 

  • Tyson Foods and George’s in DOJ merger challenge in the Western District of Virginia 
  • Omnicare in FTC Part III challenge to its acquisition of Pharmerica 
  • SunGard in DOJ merger challenge to acquisition of Comdisco in D.C. District Court 
  • US DOJ in challenge to WorldCom's $129 billion acquisition of Sprint 

Private Merger Challenges 

  • Matlin Paterson in private litigation to prevent hostile acquisition of Vantico by Apollo 
  • Stanley in private litigation to prevent hostile takeover by Newell 

Sherman Act Litigation 

  • Omnicare with respect to its Section One conspiracy claims against United Health in both the Northern District of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit 
  • United Technologies Corporation in connection with Walker Process and Handgards claims in the Northern District of Illinois and District of Maryland 
  • Bar/Bri with respect to Section Two monopolization claims in the Ninth and Tenth Circuit 
  • Stanley Black & Decker with respect to Section One conspiracy claims in the Eastern District of Virginia and Fourth Circuit 
  • Iowa Beef (now Tysons) with respect to claims under the Packers and Stockyards Act in the Middle District of Alabama 

Section 5 FTC Investigations 

  • Google with respect to its Standard Essential Patents decree with FTC 
  • Stanley Works with respect to Made in USA markings

Honors

  • Chambers
  • Super Lawyers (2006 - 2014)
  • Winner of Global Competition Review "Matter of the Year" (2013)
  • Named "Litigator of the Week" by The American Lawyer (January 13, 2013)
  • Winner of Global Competition Review "Lawyer of the Year" (2012)
  • Winner of "Merger Control Matter of the Year" (2012)
  • Comp360 MVP (2012) 
  • Antitrust Writing Award sponsored by the Institute of Competition Law (2014)

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Speaking Engagements & Seminars

Education

  • Ph.D. Program – University of Michigan (did not complete dissertation)
  • JD, cum laude – University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1991) Order of the Coif
  • BA, with highest Honors – University of Michigan (1988)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • US District Court Southern District of New York