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Mark Gidley

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Antitrust/Competition, Commercial Litigation, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, White Collar/Investigations

Position

Partner

Career

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United States: Antitrust

Cartel

Within: Cartel

White & Case LLP has an impressive reputation defending clients in DOJ and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigations, as well as those brought by antitrust regulators overseas, and also in related civil litigation. Christopher Curran, Eileen Cole, Claire DeLelle and others are representing Maruyasu Industries in the DOJ’s investigation into alleged price-fixing and market allocation of auto parts. The firm is also assisting individuals and companies with investigations related to generic drugs, capacitors and container shipping, among other areas. Mark Gidley is the global practice head. Other names to note include Martin Toto and John Chung (both are based in New York), Peter Carney and George Paul. In recent developments, Ross Elfand and David Suggs (who both practice in New York) made partner, as did Frank Hogue.

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Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Leading lawyers

Mark Gidley - White & Case LLP

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

White & Case LLP is a consistently strong performer in antitrust litigation involving novel and cutting-edge issues. A team including global practice head Mark Gidley and Peter Carney in Washington DC, Jack Pace and Martin Toto in New York, and Heather Burke and Noah Brumfield in Silicon Valley is representing Forest Laboratories in follow-on litigation arising from the launch of Forest’s Namenda XR drug; the matter involves issues of reverse payments and improper use of pediatric exclusivity. Gidley and others also successfully defended Warner Chilcott against certain product-hopping claims made by direct purchaser plaintiffs in relation to ulcerative colitis drug Asacol. Outside of life sciences cases, Christopher Curran in Washington DC, Toto and New York-based John Chung are defending Toshiba against a $1.5bn lawsuit brought by Illinois’ attorney general against manufacturers of LCD panels. Other recent clients include Nestlé Purina PetCare, Tyson Foods and Furukawa Electric.

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Merger control

Within: Merger control

White & Case LLP delivers results in accordance with the expectations of global clients in US second request investigations, multi-jurisdictional merger reviews and merger litigation. The US merger control practice is anchored by George Paul and Rebecca Farrington, who worked alongside Mark Gidley, Christopher Curran and others to advise Anthem on the DOJ’s and plaintiff states’ lawsuit challenging the client’s proposed $54.2bn acquisition of Cigna. Farrington, Robert Milne in New York and counsel Anna Kertesz assisted Vertex Pharmaceuticals with obtaining FTC clearance (without remedies, following the issue of a second request) for its circa $250m acquisition of cystic fibrosis drug CTP-656 from Concert Pharmaceuticals. The firm has also acted for clients such as Calpine Corporation, Aramco Services Company and Sempra Energy. John Donaldson and counsel Douglas Jasinski are recommended. Named individuals are based in Washington DC, except where otherwise stated.

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