Representative engagements prior to joining the firm:

  • Successfully defended Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc. and Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Inc. in federal district court and the subsequent appeal.
  • Secured antitrust clearance for Reuters in its USD17.2 billion combination with the Thomson Corporation.
  • Represented Avaya in its acquisition of Nortel’s enterprise solutions business for USD900 million, and obtained unconditional antitrust clearance for the transaction in multiple jurisdictions worldwide.
  • Counseled Lorillard in winning four arbitration proceedings with the Settling States. Three of the victories were from an arbitrator who is a Nobel Laureate economist.
  • Represented nine associations that filed an amicus brief in the Fourth Circuit opposing the Federal Trade Commission’s challenge to status of the North Carolina Dental Board. Also filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court.
  • Obtained unconditional merger clearance for Cardtronics in its USD160 million acquisition of competitor Welch ATM.
  • Represented Getty Images Inc. in its USD96 million acquisition of Jupiterimages Corporation, a subsidiary of Jupitermedia Corporation, and before US regulators in its successful acquisition of Wire Images.
  • Counseled radiology services provider Virtual Radiologic in its acquisition of publicly traded NightHawk Radiology Holdings, a remote interpreter of MRI, Xray and other diagnostic images serving approximately 30 percent of US hospitals.
  • Counseled Keystone Foods in the USD1.26 billion sale of Keystone to Marfrig Alimentos, Latin America’s second-largest beef producer, making Marfrig a leading supplier to the McDonald’s Corporation, Campbell’s, Subway, ConAgra, Yum Brands, and Chipotle.
  • Successfully represented Envirocare in its merger with Duratek to become EnergySolutions and obtained clearance with no remedy for combination of two leading providers of low level radioactive waste disposal.