Spurred on by unprecedented political pressure, the US antitrust agencies have been aggressively enforcing antitrust laws and show no signs of stopping. This webinar will cover the basics of the US Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act, which requires certain transactions to be notified to the federal government before consummation in order to allow the agencies to investigate the competitive impact of those transactions. The webinar will also cover what you need to know when considering potential M&A and other transactions in 2020, including the current political environment and enforcement trends.
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Jacqueline Grise is chair of Cooley LLP's antitrust and competition practice group. Her practice focuses on the defense of corporate clients in connection with domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, as well as antitrust counselling and other non-merger matters. She regularly represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission, the US Department of Justice and numerous foreign antitrust enforcement agencies. Ms Grise has extensive experience counselling clients through the HSR merger review process, including advocating before the agencies, responding to second requests and coordinating antitrust defence strategies around the world. Her clients span a broad range of industries, including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, technology, consumer and food products, computer and data storage, media, industrial equipment, retail and aerospace.
Sharon Connaughton is a special counsel in Cooley LLP’s Washington DC office and a member of the firm’s antitrust and competition practice group. Her practice focuses on antitrust counseling, litigation and the defense of corporate clients in connection with domestic and international mergers and acquisitions. She has extensive experience advising clients on compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and representing clients through the merger review process before the Federal Trade Commission, the US Department of Justice, states attorneys general and foreign antitrust enforcement authorities.
Megan Browdie is a senior associate in Cooley LLP’s Washington DC office and a member of the firm’s antitrust and competition practice group. She advises clients on all aspects of antitrust, including with respect to mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, joint conduct, pricing and distribution. She has experience in matters before the US Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general, as well as in federal court. Ms Browdie has worked with clients in a number of industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, the Internet of Things, 3D printing, software, computer hardware, e-commerce, and telecoms.