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Scott Hataway

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Scott Hataway is an Antitrust and Competition partner in the Litigation Department of Paul Hastings, where he focuses on competition and trade regulation matters. His areas of practice include merger, civil nonmerger, and criminal antitrust counseling; district court and appellate litigation; and advocacy before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and international enforcement agencies. Mr. Hataway has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional merger review and has appeared before the European Commission, China's Ministry of Commerce, the Korean Fair Trade Commission, and the Japan Fair Trade Commission. In addition to his work in antitrust, Mr. Hataway also practices before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and actively counsels on the propriety of seeking national security review.


As both a private practitioner and a former trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, Mr. Hataway has successfully led merger review cases in such industries as consumer electronics, telecommunications, national defense, information technology, energy infrastructure, primary metal production, broadcast communications, and transportation. He has also represented clients in criminal and civil nonmerger investigations, including state and federal inquiries into alleged unlawful licensing practices in the music industry, alleged tying and standard setting violations in the communications industry, alleged monopolization in the pharmaceuticals industry, and alleged collusion in the electronics industry. Complementing his work with federal agencies, Mr. Hataway has also represented clients involved in various competition-related commercial disputes in state and federal court, including alleged Sherman Act violations, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation and other unfair business practices.


Member of the District of Columbia Bar; clerked for the Hon. William R. Price of the Supreme Court of Missouri, 2000-2001; admitted to the United Staes Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia


Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2000 (cum laude, Washington & Lee Review); Southwest Baptist University, B.A., 1997 (summa cum laude)

United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Scott Hataway's Washington DC-based team at Paul Hastings LLP is a trusted destination for the full gamut of antitrust litigation. The group recently secured a dismissal for Barclays in a suit brought by a putative class of purchasers of SSA bonds alleging the client engaged in a global conspiracy to fix prices and restrain competition in the market. Associate Noah Pinegar, who recently arrived from the FTC, is part of the team representing Align Technology against 3Shape Trios, which claims Align attempted to monopolize the market for digital scanners used to order clear teeth-straighteners. Also notable are Michael Spafford and newly promoted counsel Michael Wise, who are currently defending clients in civil litigation arising from sensitive investigations in the energy and financial services sectors.

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Merger control

Within: Merger control

Paul Hastings LLP's antitrust practice is led by Scott Hataway and Michael Wise, who was recently promoted to counsel. In recent highlights, GI Partners appointed the group to oversee its concurrent acquisitions of two eDiscovery platforms as well as its takeover of California Cryobank and Cord Blood Registry. Hataway and Wise also acted for Integrated DNA Technologies in its $1.9bn sale to Danaher, and Wise advised Netsmart on its acquisition of Change Healthcare Home Care and Hospice Solutions from McKesson. The team was recently bolstered by the arrival of associate Noah Pinegar from the FTC.

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