Mergers in the Age of New Policy Priorities: New Theories

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Mergers in the Age of New Policy Priorities: New Theories

Mergers in the Age of New Policy Priorities: New Theories

About the speakers
  • Bradley Justus
    Bradley Justus
    Partner at Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
    Bradley Justus's practice focuses on antitrust law, including mergers, antitrust litigation, government investigations, and counseling. Bradley has represented clients in several of the most high-profile and complex deal reviews and antitrust litigations in recent memory. In addition to appearing in courts throughout the country, before the Department of Justice, and before the Federal Trade Commission, Bradley has represented major clients facing merger reviews by European, Brazilian, Chinese, Korean, Canadian, Mexican, and Japanese competition regulators. Bradley maintains a significant practice securing antitrust clearance for major mergers. He was one of the key leaders responsible for obtaining clearance for Dow Chemical's merger with DuPont, one of the largest and most complex merger reviews ever, requiring approval in more than 20 jurisdictions. In just the past year, Bradley has been trusted to help lead the defense of Google and Tyson Foods in high-profile complex antitrust litigations. Bradley also recently negotiated Tyson's successful resolution of another sprawling, multidistrict litigation, and helped Momenta Pharmaceuticals resolve years of contentious litigation regarding its blockbuster generic blood thinner enoxaparin with a positive result following a trial loss before Axinn was retained. In January 2022, Bradley was short-listed for Global Competition Review Lawyer of the Year – Under 40, an award given to "a competition lawyer under the age of 40 whose superior technical skill, practical judgement and excellence in client service in 2021 demonstrates that they are among the very best in the field."
  • David Emanuelson
    David Emanuelson
    Associate General Counsel in the Antitrust and Commercial Litigation at Intel Corporation
    David Emanuelson is an Associate General Counsel in the Antitrust and Commercial Litigation group at Intel Corporation. David leads Intel’s M&A regulatory practice, oversees worldwide antitrust litigation and investigations, and specializes in issues involving the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property. David also provides antitrust advice to several Intel business groups, including its data center and AI group, foundry services organization, and standards organization. Prior to joining Intel, David worked at Novartis Corporation as its head of antitrust in the Americas region for four years and spent ten years in private practice at Washington D.C.
  • Nadezhda Nikonova
    Nadezhda Nikonova
    Snr. Corporate Counsel, Antitrust at Oracle
    Nadezhda Nikonova is Senior Corporate Counsel, Antitrust at Oracle. Prior to joining Oracle, Nady was an antitrust attorney at a large San Francisco law firm. Nady earned her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law with a Certificate in Business Law, and received her B.A. summa cum laude in economics from UCLA. Nady previously worked as an economic consultant with expert witnesses on antitrust litigation and merger clearance matters.
  • Marc Lanoue
    Marc Lanoue
    Office of Policy & Coordination, Bureau of Competition at Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
    Marc Lanoue works in the Bureau of Competition’s Office of Policy and Coordination at the Federal Trade Commission, where he develops and supports the Commission’s competition policy and enforcement initiatives. From 2017 through the middle of 2023, he was detailed to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, where he served as Chief Antitrust and Competition Counsel for Subcommittee Chair Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), focusing on competition and related policy issues, including antitrust legislative reform, agency oversight, consumer protection reform, and antitrust issues arising in a variety of sectors, including technology, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and telecommunications. At the Federal Trade Commission, Marc has also led or worked on antitrust merger and conduct investigations into the pharmaceuticals, energy, and digital advertising industries, among others. He also spent several years in private practice. Marc earned a J.D. from the New York University School of Law and a B.A. in Economics and Geology & Geophysics from Yale College.
  • Darren Bush
    Darren Bush
    Professor of Law at University of Houston

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