Experience

  • Antitrust Litigation

    • Impax Laboratories in litigation arising from FTC claims regarding alleged anticompetitive “reverse payment” patent litigation settlements.
    • A packaged seafood company in multi-district class action litigation over price fixing allegations.
    • A generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation.
    • A pharmaceutical manufacturer against claims of market monopolization through their use of exclusive agreements with API suppliers of an injectable drug.
    • A credit card issuer in In re Payment Card Interchange Fee and Merchant Antitrust Discount Litigation.
    • A computer chip manufacturer in monopolization claims against an industry-leading chip manufacturer.
  • Merger Clearance and Litigation

    • Reynolds Group and Closure Systems International (CSI) in their sale of CSI businesses and facilities to Cerberus Capital Management.
    • Prudential Financial in its $2.35 billion acquisition of Assurance IQ.
    • Perform in its combination with STATS, creating the world’s leading sports AI and data company.
    • Elliott Management in its $683 million acquisition of Barnes & Noble, the largest retail bookseller in the U.S.
    • American Express in its acquisition of Resy, a leading digital restaurant reservation booking and management platform.
    • SouthernCarlson in its sale to Kyocera Corporation.
    • Toyota Motor Corporation in its joint investment, with DENSO Corporation and SoftBank Vision Fund, in Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group.
    • Bass Pro in its $4 billion acquisition of outdoor sporting goods retailer Cabela’s.
    • Ardagh Group in its acquisition of $3.4 billion in divestitures from the Ball-Rexam merger.
    • Honeywell in its litigation to block the merger of competing electronics manufacturers.
    • Sysco in the FTC’s challenge to its $8 billion merger with food distribution rival US Foods.
    • Halliburton in litigation brought by the DOJ to block its merger with Baker Hughes.
    • A building products manufacturer in strategic acquisition of competitor.
    • An aircraft parts manufacturer in multiple strategic acquisitions.
  • Other

    • A generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in FTC investigations related to “reverse payment” settlements.
    • A trade association, acting as counsel in antitrust and intellectual property governance and compliance matters.
    • An industrial manufacturer in an FTC investigation into exclusionary practices by an industry trade group.
    • Various clients in confidential FTC and DOJ Antitrust investigations.
    • Various clients, acting as antitrust counsel on industry-specific issues including compliance with interlocking directorate regulations, competitor collaborations, and other contractual arrangements, as well as corporate antitrust compliance investigations and programs.

Education

  • Fordham University School of Law, 1995, J.D.
  • U.S. Naval Academy, 1986, B.S.