Charles Biggio

Charles Biggio

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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DOJ and FTC Put HR Executives on Notice That Anticompetitive Hiring and Compensation Practices May Be Subject to Criminal...

On October 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued “Antitrust Guidance for Human Resources (HR) Professionals.” The jointly prepared guidance—directed at HR...more

10/25/2016 - Antitrust Provisions Confidential Information DOJ Employee Solicitation Enforcement Actions FTC Hiring & Firing Human Resources Professionals New Guidance Wage-Fixing

HSR Suit Between DOJ and ValueAct Offers Potential to Clarify "Investment-Only" Exemption

On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it had filed a civil antitrust complaint against investment fund ValueAct Capital, alleging that ValueAct improperly relied upon the "investment-only"...more

4/20/2016 - Antitrust Litigation Baker Hughes DOJ Halliburton Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Investment-Only Exemption Pre-Merger Filing Requirements

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment Dismissing "Per Se" Antitrust Tying Claims Against...

On February 4, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment dismissing "per se" antitrust tying claims brought by a local concert promoter (It's My Party, or IMP) against its...more

2/12/2016 - Antitrust Litigation Corporate Counsel Entertainment Industry Sherman Act Summary Judgment Young Lawyers

Federal Trade Commission Revises Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds

As it does every year at this time, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued revised Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) jurisdictional thresholds for the upcoming year. The FTC is required by law to revise the filing thresholds...more

1/25/2016 - FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Size of Persons Test Size of Transaction Test

Federal Trade Commission Brings Complaint Against Firm for Relying on HSR Act "Investment-Only" Exemption

August 31, 2015 On August 24, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has reached an agreement with Third Point LLC and three affiliated investment funds (collectively "Third Point") to settle allegations...more

9/1/2015 - Consent Decrees FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Investment Funds Investment-Only Exemption Yahoo!

Federal Trade Commission Announces Revisions to Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds

As it does every year at this time, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued revised Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) jurisdictional thresholds for the upcoming year. The FTC is required by law to revise the filing thresholds...more

1/22/2015 - Filing Fees FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Jurisdiction Threshold Requirements

Engineered Wood Manufacturers to Pay $3.8 Million in Fines and Disgorge $1.15 Million in Profits for Hart-Scott-Rodino Gun-Jumping...

In the first Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) gun-jumping enforcement action in five years, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a settlement with Flakeboard America Limited and SierraPine...more

11/25/2014 - Antitrust Provisions Disgorgement DOJ Due Diligence Enforcement Actions Flakeboard America Gun-Jumping Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Settlement Sherman Act SierraPine Waiting Periods

District Court Upholds HSR Rulemaking on Pharmaceutical Patent Licensing Transactions

The transfer of certain patent rights in the pharmaceutical industry will remain subject to the premerger notification rules under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR Act) after a federal judge rejected a challenge brought by the...more

6/3/2014 - Administrative Procedure Act FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Patent Applications Patents Pharmaceutical Industry PHRMA Popular Pre-Merger Filing Requirements Premerger Notifications

Federal Trade Commission Revises Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds

As it does every year at this time, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued revised Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) jurisdictional thresholds for the upcoming year. The FTC is required by law to revise the filing thresholds...more

1/24/2014 - FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Pre-Merger Filing Requirements

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