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Mayer Brown

1999 K STREET, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20006-1101, USA
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Scott Perlman

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Mayer Brown

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Scott Perlman concentrates on mergers and acquisitions and other transactional work, as well as on antitrust litigation and counseling. He has worked on a variety of mergers involving the healthcare, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, healthcare, telecommunications, electronic components, food ingredient, and securities broker-dealer industries. He advises on joint ventures in agriculture, transportation, and entertainment and has counseled business-to-business exchanges in the chemicals, metals, retail, and health care industries. He also has extensive experience in antitrust class actions involving alleged price fixing, exclusive dealing and bundling claims, predatory pricing, and government investigations of pricing and marketing policies. Scott frequently counsels clients on antitrust compliance issues, and he has assisted numerous clients with preparation of compliance materials as well as organizing compliance programs for their employees. He also has primary responsibility for the entire firm for counseling clients on Hart-Scott-Rodino compliance.


University of Pennsylvania, BA, summa cum laude 1982 Phi Beta Kappa Harvard Law School, JD, magna cum laude 1986

United States: Antitrust

Merger control

Within: Merger control

Mayer Brown has a full-service practice covering all aspects of merger control, including pre-merger analysis (such as advice on strategic structurings and transactions to balance competition concerns), Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) and international filings, and merger investigations and litigation. William Stallings and Mark Ryan acted for CNH Industrial as the initial complainant in the DOJ’s lawsuit seeking to block Deere & Company’s proposed acquisition of Precision Planting from Monsanto. The team also advised CNH on a review of the same transaction by Brazilian antitrust agency CADE. In 2016, Stallings, Ryan and counsel Meytal McCoy advised Virgin America on the DOJ’s review of its proposed takeover by Alaska Air Group, and also on a related private lawsuit. More recently, Scott Perlman and senior counsel Adrian Steel are acting for Global Houghton in the FTC’s second request investigation into the proposed $1.4bn sale of the business to Quaker Chemical; the firm’s Brussels office is handling a related investigation in Europe. All named individuals are based in Washington DC.

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