Around the world, recent events have sparked renewed interest in antitrust and competition law and its role in keeping down prices and protecting consumers. In the United States, the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission have stepped up their scrutiny of potentially anticompetitive conduct across the board — and especially in the medical and technology sectors. And they have been joined in those efforts by State attorneys general around the county.
At Flannery | Georgalis, our team of experienced counselors, former prosecutors, and retired federal agents understand that corporate leaders today encounter competition law issues in every aspect of their business, from high profile merger transactions to more every-day matters like employment contracts and trade-association memberships. Drawing on attorneys’ experience guiding clients through regulatory investigations, defending high stakes white collar and commercial litigation, advising clients in critical mergers and acquisitions, and conducting internal investigations and compliance reviews, our firm stands ready to help our clients navigate this complex and sensitive area of law no matter how their antitrust questions arise.
Advised large, multi-state oral surgery practice regarding potential state and federal antitrust challenges to restrictive State dental board rules and regulations.
Served as pool-counsel for employees of a national raw and prepared meat provider in connection with major, multi-defendant criminal antitrust trial.
Advised one of the region’s largest higher-education institutions regarding novel antitrust issues related to price-fixing and private accreditation agencies.
Served on state-bar-association committee to develop, alongside State regulators, recommendations for modernizing State’s antitrust statute.
Counseled major aviation-parts on antitrust merger-control and competition-law issues related to a strategic acquisition, eventually persuading federal regulators that investigation beyond the initial Hart-Scott-Rodino period was not necessary.
Advised major private-equity firm on antitrust merger-control and competition law issues surrounding important strategic acquisitions in the medical, agricultural, manufacturing, and food-service sectors.
Represented national defense contractor in merger-control investigation, guiding the client in responding to a “second-request” from federal regulators demanding years of documents, including sensitive ITAR-protected materials, and successfully negotiating to substantially narrow the scope of requested materials.