Professional Experience
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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' joint venture with Areva Represented Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan in worldwide regulatory reviews regarding the formation and operation of its joint venture with France's Areva NP, the leading European supplier of nuclear power generation equipment, on the development, production and sale of a new-generation nuclear reactor.
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Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group plc Acquisition of Harcourt US Schools Education Business Advised Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group plc in connection with its $4 billion acquisition of the Harcourt US Schools Education business of Reed Elsevier Group plc.
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MedPointe Pharmaceuticals Successful litigation involving Hi-Tech Obtained summary judgment in favor of MedPointe Pharmaceuticals, dismissing Section 1 antitrust claims brought by Hi-Tech Pharmacal, a generic competitor
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American Airlines Inc. American Airlines/Amadeus IT Group Achieved a significant victory on behalf of American Airlines on a motion for a preliminary injunction filed by Amadeus IT Group that threatened to shut down a major new program American planned to launch on September 1 that has transformed the way American deals with travel agents throughout the country.
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CBS Corporation Joint Venture to Form “The CW,” a New Broadcast Television Network Represented CBS Studios, a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, in a joint venture with Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., to form a new broadcast television network, “The CW.” more
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UnitedHealth Group Inc. Acquisition of PacifiCare Health Systems Inc. Represented UnitedHealth Group Inc. in its $8.1 billion acquisition of PacifiCare Health Systems Inc. more
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Millennium Chemicals Inc. Sale of Millennium Chemicals Inc. Represented Millennium Chemicals Inc. in its $2.3 billion sale to Lyondell Chemical Company. more
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GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare LP Pharmacia Corporation, et al., v. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, L.P., et al. Successfully defended GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, LP (GSK) against a preliminary injunction motion based on allegations by Pharmacia Corporation that GSK commercials for Nicorette gum and NicoDerm CQ patches were false and violated the Lanham Act. Successfully obtained a motion on GSK's behalf to preliminarily enjoin Pharmacia's "Trying to Quit" commercial for Nicotrol due to violations of Section 43(a) of the Lanham Act.
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American Airlines Inc. United States v. AMR Corp. The firm successfully defended American Airlines, Inc. in a Section 2 Sherman Act antitrust action in which the U.S. Department of Justice alleged American had engaged in predatory pricing strategies to outcompete its rival carriers. The appellate court ruled unanimously in favor of American, resulting in voluntary dismissal of related private actions. more
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American Airlines Inc. American Airlines v. United Airlines Co-lead counsel in trial of major antitrust case brought by American Airlines against United Airlines arising out of United’s acquisition of Air Wisconsin. After substantial completion of trial before Judge Kimba Wood, the case was mediated, resulting in a favorable settlement for American.
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American Airlines Inc. American Airlines' acquisition of TWA Successfully obtained DOJ clearance of American Airlines’ $6 billion acquisition of TWA, without any divestiture or other remedy. The DOJ was convinced to terminate its investigation very soon after issuance of the Second Request, and without any depositions of AA employees.
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Bertelsmann Music Group & Arista Records "Milli Vanilli" Litigations/Bertelsmann Music Group & Arista Records Represented Bertelsmann Music Group and Arista Records in consumer class action litigation arising out of the Milli Vanilli “lip-synching” episode. More than two dozen consumer fraud class actions were brought in numerous state and federal courts. The case ultimately settled on terms involving a complex notice and claims process. The settlement was very favorable to Bertelsmann and Arista Records.
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Education Media Publishing Group Houghton Mifflin / Harcourt Represented EMPG, parent of leading textbook publisher Houghton Mifflin, in a $4 billion acquisition of a direct competitor, the Harcourt Education, Harcourt Trade and Greenwood-Heinemann divisions of Reed Elsevier. Obtained early termination from the U.S. Department of Justice without divestitures only four months after notifying the government of the transaction.
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L'Oreal L'Oreal's acquisition of Maybelline Represented L’Oreal S.A. in its $743 million acquisition of Maybelline, as well as its acquisition of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Matrix division and Carson, Inc.
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Thomas H. Lee Partners LP Private Equity Antitrust Litigation Lead counsel for Thomas H. Lee in connection with private nationwide antitrust class action litigation asserting broad ranging antitrust conspiracy claims against THL and other private equity companies.
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Tyson Foods, Inc. In re Tyson Foods, Inc. Won a major court victory for Tyson Foods, Inc. over several poultry industry competitors by defeating a request for a temporary restraining order.
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UnitedHealth Group Inc. UnitedHealth Group's acquisition of MAMSI Represented the UnitedHealth Group in its $2.95 billion acquisition of Mid Atlantic Medical Services. The firm successfully obtained antitrust clearance for the merger, which made UnitedHeath Group a leader in the mid-Atlantic region.
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UnitedHealth Group Inc. UnitedHealth Group's merger with PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc. Represented UnitedHealth Group in its recent merger with PacifiCare Health systems, Inc., a transaction valued at approximately $8.1 billion. Obtained antitrust clearance after negotiating a favorable settlement with the Justice Department.
Education
Columbia University
J.D.
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Barnard College
B.A.
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Speaking Engagements
Practical Implications of the Supreme Court Resale Price Maintenance Decision (Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP25th floor conference center, August 02, 2007) more
The Advertising of OTC Consumer Products - Issues and Strategy (London, January 23, 2004)
Analysis of the Potential Impact of the FTC Antitrust and Intellectual Property Hearings. Sponsored by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. (New York, NY, January 29, 2002)
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