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Carl Hittinger Examines American Monopolists through the Lens of History, Politics

Partner Carl Hittinger has authored a series of articles for The Legal Intelligencer that explores the history of select American monopolists by posing two fundamental questions: Why have some monopolists succeeded in gaining, maintaining and increasing monopoly power where others have failed? Why does history keep repeating itself and the basic lessons taught have not … Continue Reading

Abrams, Commins, Foix Author Article on Antitrust Suit Counterclaims

Partners Robert Abrams, Gregory Commins and Danyll Foix authored an article published in “The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2017,” published by Global Competition Review. Their article, “United States: Private Antitrust Litigation,” reviews counterclaims in antitrust litigation in the United States and discusses the strategies behind their use in intellectual property, franchise, distribution and other … Continue Reading

How to Avoid Antitrust Trouble in Wake of North Carolina Dental Ruling on State Action Immunity

BakerHostetler Antitrust Litigation Partners Robert Abrams, Gregory Commins, and Danyll Foix authored an article for The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2016, published by Global Competition Review. The article, headlined “United States: Private Antitrust Litigation,” analyzes emerging cases in the wake of North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission. These cases, … Continue Reading

Join BakerHostetler Partners Edmund Searby and Danyll Foix for Webinar on Ethical Considerations in Class Action Litigation

BakerHostetler partners Edmund Searby and Danyll Foix will present during an upcoming webinar, “Ethical Considerations in Class Action Litigation Part 1: Pre-certification Concerns,” scheduled for Wednesday, June 10, 1:00pm-2:15pm EDT. The presentation is the first half of a two-part series concerning ethical issues prior to certification of putative class action and those that must be … Continue Reading

BakerHostetler Releases White Paper on FTC Act Section 5 Symposium

BakerHostetler’s Antitrust and Competition team is delighted to share with you a white paper we prepared highlighting points of interest from the February 26, 2015 Symposium we hosted on Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act. We hope you enjoy the white paper’s insider perspective on interpretation and enforcement of Section 5. Below is … Continue Reading

Symposium Advances Debate Over FTC’s Section 5 Enforcement Powers

What is an “unfair method of competition” for purposes of the Federal Trade Commission’s enforcement powers? For more than 100 years, lawyers, economists and other experts—as well as courts—have debated that question, trying to determine exactly what conduct Congress meant to prohibit, beyond conduct already condemned by the antitrust laws, when it enacted Section 5 … Continue Reading

FTC Commissioner Wright Calls for Vote on Section 5 Guidelines

FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright, during yesterday’s keynote speech at BakerHostetler’s Section 5 Symposium, announced his plan to call for the FTC Commissioners to vote on three proposed definitions of Section 5’s “unfair methods of competition.” Covering the Section 5 Symposium and Commissioner Wright’s announcement, Global Competition Review wrote: “Joshua Wright will ask his four Federal Trade Commission … Continue Reading

Save the Date: Section 5 Symposium

You may be vulnerable to FTC claims of antitrust or consumer fraud violations without realizing it. Learn how to help prevent such potentially damaging issues through a groundbreaking, BakerHostetler-sponsored symposium on Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Washington, D.C. TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Program 4:30 … Continue Reading

BakerHostetler Lawyers Publish Chapter on Exemptions and Immunities in Antitrust Litigation

The 2015 Antitrust Review of the Americas features a chapter, “‘United States: Private Antitrust Litigation,” authored by BakerHostetler Antitrust Chair Robert G. Abrams, Partner Gregory J. Commins Jr., and Partner and Editor of Antitrust Advocate Danyll W. Foix.  They wrote: “US law is littered with dozens of immunities and exemptions that limit or preclude the … Continue Reading

BakerHostetler Adds Antitrust Experience with Partner Daniel J. Buzzetta

Daniel J. Buzzetta has joined BakerHostetler in the New York office as a partner in the Litigation Group. He comes to the firm from Greenberg Traurig and is a complex commercial litigator.  Buzzetta has represented the third-largest waste disposal company in North America on antitrust matters, and he recently obtained dismissal on summary judgment of … Continue Reading

BakerHostetler Antitrust Lawyer Examines Recent Developments in Antitrust Class Action Litigation

The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2015 features a chapter by BakerHostetler antitrust partner Edmund W. Searby entitled, “United States: Private Antitrust Litigation – Class Actions.”  He wrote: “As many appreciate, two Supreme Court decisions in the last seven years have assisted the defense of antitrust class actions.  The first and most significant is the enhancement … Continue Reading

A History of American Monopolists: Lessons Not Easily Learned

As the story goes, in 1902, President Teddy Roosevelt, wanting to make his mark on the presidency as a real deal “trust buster,” took aim at Wall Street by going after financial titan J.P. Morgan. Working with his then-attorney general, Pennsylvanian Philander Knox, Roosevelt decided to file an antitrust suit against the Northern Securities Co., … Continue Reading

Leading Litigator and Antitrust Attorney Carl Hittinger Joins BakerHostetler in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA – August 13, 2014—BakerHostetler announced that prominent litigator and antitrust counsel Carl W. Hittinger has joined the firm as a partner and litigation coordinator in its Philadelphia office. Hittinger arrives from the Philadelphia office of DLA Piper, where he was co-chair of the firm’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group. He is the first … Continue Reading

Webinar Now Available: Lessons Learned from FTC Investigation and Challenges of Healthcare Provider Transactions

If you missed our webinar “Lessons Learned from FTC Investigation and Challenges of Healthcare Provider Transactions” featuring Former FTC Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour and other antitrust partners from our Washington, D.C. office, you can listen and view the webinar by clicking here.… Continue Reading

FTC Victory in Idaho Hospital-Physician Acquisition Case Should be a Wake-Up Call for Future and Past Deals

The ink is still drying on the Idaho federal district court’s order requiring St. Luke’s Health System (“St. Luke’s”) to unwind its acquisition of Saltzer Medical Group (“Saltzer”) – a for-profit, physician-owned, multi-specialty group comprising approximately 44 physicians located in Nampa, Idaho.  But hospitals considering future acquisitions of physician groups, and those that the FTC … Continue Reading

BakerHostetler Lawyers to Present Webinar on Lessons Learned from FTC Investigations and Challenges of Healthcare Provider Transactions

Members of BakerHostetler’s Antitrust and Competition team will present a webinar on February 26, 2014 which takes an in-depth look at FTC investigations and challenges of hospital and physician transactions. The topics will include: Insights from a former FTC Commissioner involved in nearly 30 healthcare enforcement actions while at the Commission Latest statistics on FTC  … Continue Reading

BakerHostetler Lawyers Publish Chapter on Antitrust Trends in U.S. Agribusiness

The 2014 Antitrust Review of the Americas features a chapter, “‘United States: Private Antitrust Litigation,” authored by BakerHostetler Antitrust Chair Robert G. Abrams, Partner Gregory J. Commins Jr., and Partner and Editor of Antitrust Advocate Danyll W. Foix. They write, “The US agriculture and food market has become increasingly concentrated in several sectors and across multiple levels. … Continue Reading

Former FTC Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour joins BakerHostetler’s Antitrust Team

BakerHostetler is proud to announce that former Federal Trade Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour has joined BakerHostetler’s Washington D.C. and New York offices. She joins the firm as a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Practice and as a national co-leader of the Privacy and Data Protection team. Harbour is well recognized for her knowledge in … Continue Reading

BakerHostetler Attorneys to Speak at Upcoming Antitrust Institute

Members of BakerHostetler’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation team will be speaking at the upcoming Fifth Annual Great Lakes Antitrust Institute, co-sponsored by the Ohio State Bar Association, BakerHostetler, and others. Ernest E. Vargo, chair of BakerHostetler’s Class Action Defense Team from 1998 until 2013, will participate on a panel addressing developments in class certification and … Continue Reading

BakerHostetler Antitrust Team Launches Newsletter

BakerHostetler’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation team is pleased to announce the launch of a newsletter that will provide insights and commentary about notable and emerging antitrust issues. We invite you to review the first newsletter. Please contact us if you’d like future newsletters delivered to you by email.… Continue Reading

BakerHostetler Antitrust Lawyer Co-Authors Book on Price Fixing

BakerHostetler Partner Lee Simowitz has co-authored The Executive’s Antitrust Guide to Pricing: Understanding Implications of Typical Marketing, Distribution, and Pricing Practices (Thomson Reuters/Aspatore 2013). Written as a practical guide for business professionals, the guide answers the most common antitrust pricing questions facing C-Level executives, marketing heads, and salespeople in straightforward, easy to understand language. The book … Continue Reading

Court Approves $158.6 Million Settlement Obtained by BakerHostetler’s Antitrust Lawyers

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee granted final approval of the $158.6 million settlement in the ongoing Southeast Milk Antitrust Litigation lawsuit brought by BakerHostetler’s antitrust lawyers.  Judge J. Ronnie Greer’s May 17, 2013 order approved the third settlement in the case.  It was entered between plaintiffs and defendant Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and … Continue Reading

Recent Decisions Provide Guidance for Litigating Capper-Volstead Cases

BakerHostetler’s Danyll W. Foix examines recent litigation decisions regarding Capper-Volstead Act in ABA publication. Capper-Volstead has been squarely raised in recent litigation involving mushrooms, milk, eggs, potatoes, cattle, and other agricultural products.  In addition to addressing the substance of Capper-Volstead, decisions in these cases have considered a number of procedural and practical issues that arise in … Continue Reading
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