Considering a Merger or Acquisition? Avoid these 10 Minefields in your HSR Filing to the Antitrust Agencies
Published 28 Aug, 2018
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Steve Levitsky is an antitrust and compliance lawyer with experience at major international law firms. He has
Steve was included in antitrust “Super Lawyers” every year starting in 2002. He has won writing awards; written three books and over 75 articles; been extensively published in peer-reviewed journals; spoken at international antitrust and FCPA conferences in New York, Washington, Chicago, Bermuda, Mumbai, Beijing, and Hong Kong; and is frequently quoted in the legal media. Steve is currently editing the forth-coming Global Merger Clearance Handbook, which covers antitrust merger clearance practices in 60 juris-dictions.
LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae; Dewey & LeBoeuf; and DLA Piper
Steve has supervised antitrust issues in over 50 industries, including financial services; insurance; energy; telecom; digital music; and pharmaceuticals (including pharmaceutical mergers and pay-for-delay cases).
Examples of Disputed Merger Work (all with “second requests” and econometrics)
Steve has conducted internal antitrust, FCPA, and other compliance investigations for Fortune 500 com-panies and reported directly to the General Counsel or the Board of Directors. He has supervised dam-age control situations; helped develop strategies to avoid serious legal or reputational risk; and then conducted ongoing compliance audits to make sure that the preventive programs were actually being carried out.
Winner, 2012, “Best Business General Antitrust Article of the Year,” from The Institute of Competition Law (Concurrences). The judges for this award included Jon Leibowitz (then Chairman of the FTC); William Kovacic (former Chairman of the FTC); Alexander Italianer (European Commission’s Competi-tion Directorate General); and Frédéric Jenny (Judge on the Supreme Court of France).
Winner, 2012, “Best Article,” from The British Journal of Insurance Law.
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