Lee Simowitz

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Sometimes Merger Fixes Are as Close as the End of Your Nose

When it comes to negotiating merger remedies with federal antitrust enforcement agencies, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission each have guides or statements that may help. But as good as their guidance...more

4/16/2014 - Antitrust Provisions DOJ FTC Mergers Negotiations

Past as Prologue: Rebirth of the Merger Trial and the Bazaarvoice Case

For many years after its implementation, the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 seemed to sound the death knell of post-consummation merger trials. By establishing a file-and-wait system rather than the old...more

1/21/2014 - Anticompetitive Agreements Antitrust Conspiracies Bazaarvoice Inc Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Mergers The Clayton Act

Fix My Merger – Lessons from FTC Bureau Director Feinstein on the Use of Consent Orders to Remedy Anticompetitive Mergers

In her first speech since becoming Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, Deborah Feinstein highlighted five benefits arising from addressing antitrust violations through consent orders and...more

9/18/2013 - Anticompetitive Agreements Antitrust Litigation Consent Order DOJ FTC Mergers Policy Violations

Will the FTC Investigate My Provider Healthcare Transaction?

A recent article in the Antitrust Law Journal, “A Survey of Evidence Leading to Second Requests at the FTC,” by Darren S. Tucker, an attorney advisor to a FTC Commissioner who reviewed non-public information on the decisions...more

7/31/2013 - FTC Hospital Mergers Mergers

Are Consummated Hospital and Physician Mergers Now in the FTC’s Crosshairs?

Speaking at an American Bar Association symposium titled “Retrospective Analysis of Agency Determinations in Merger Transactions,” Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Chairwoman, Edith Ramirez, highlighted the FTC’s successful...more

7/10/2013 - ABA Acquisitions FTC Healthcare Professionals Healthcare Reform Hospital Mergers Investigations Mergers Physicians

Burn Before Reading: Hot Documents and Antitrust Claims

Antitrust law and economics seem like dark arts to outsiders, an impression that antitrust lawyers are none too eager to dispel....more

1/23/2013 - Acquisitions Bazaarvoice Inc Mergers Monopolization PowerReviews Inc Price-Fixing

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