John Ingrassia

John Ingrassia

Proskauer Rose LLP

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Five Million Dollar Penalty is Stark Reminder About "Gun Jumping"

On November 7, 2014, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced that it had imposed a civil penalty of $3.8M and disgorgement of $1.15M in profits on Flakeboard America Limited (and its parent...more

11/19/2014 - Antitrust Provisions Civil Monetary Penalty Disgorgement DOJ Due Diligence Enforcement Actions Flakeboard America Gun-Jumping Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Settlement Sherman Act SierraPine Waiting Periods

Strong HSR Compliance Programs Remain a Necessity

Continued strong antitrust enforcement under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) reminds us that HSR compliance issues can arise in unexpected places. When Berkshire Hathaway Inc. acquired voting securities of Symetra Financial...more

8/28/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Berkshire Hathaway Compliance FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Premerger Notifications

Better vs. Cheaper? – Court Says Cost Trumps Quality in Health Care – Orders Undoing of Physician Group Tie-up

The health care industry is in the midst of a revolution caused by demographic changes, advancements in medical understanding and, of course, Obamacare. As health care providers scramble to adjust to this brave new world, the...more

2/11/2014 - Affordable Care Act FTC Healthcare Physicians

Federal Trade Commission Announces 2014 Threshold Revisions for HSR Act and for Clayton Act Section 8 Prohibition on Interlocking...

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, commonly known as the HSR Act, requires parties to certain corporate transactions to notify the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice, and to observe a...more

1/22/2014 - Acquisitions FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Interlocking Directorate Mergers The Clayton Act

Clearance: Proskauer's Quarterly Antitrust Update - Fall 2013

In Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, Inc., the Supreme Court, in a 5-3 decision written by Justice Breyer, reversed the Eleventh Circuit's dismissal of an FTC complaint under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission...more

11/25/2013 - Actavis Inc. Anti-Competitive Antitrust Investigations Antitrust Litigation Competition FTC FTC v Actavis Pharmaceutical Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements SCOTUS Settlement

"Re-Animator" or "Dead Man Walking"? FTC Says No to Zombie Deal Reviews – Formalizes Withdrawal and Refiling Procedure

Antitrust review under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 ("HSR") is a fact of life that many dealmakers would happily do without. So, when a deal dies midstream few would opt to continue with the HSR...more

7/12/2013 - Antitrust Litigation Antitrust Provisions FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Refiling Withdrawal

Federal Trade Commission Announces 2013 Threshold Revisions for HSR Act and for Clayton Act Section 8 Prohibition on Interlocking...

The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, commonly known as the HSR Act, requires parties to certain corporate transactions to notify the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice, and to observe a...more

1/15/2013 - FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Size of Persons Test Size of Transaction Test The Clayton Act Threshhold Requirements

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