Antitrust Practice Group
The Antitrust Practice Group helps you understand public and private enforcement activity and competition policy affecting all sectors of the health care industry, including health care providers, health insurers, and medical device and pharmaceutical companies.
Hot Topics in Antitrust Health Law
A Look at FTC v. Hackensack Meridian Health and Englewood Health
David Dahlquist, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP, and Dina Older Aguilar, Vice President, Cornerstone, discuss FTC v. Hackensack Meridian Health and Englewood Health, which was argued in the Northern District of New Jersey in May 2021 (closing arguments took place on June 2, 2021 and the case is pending a final ruling). Hackensack and Englewood entered into a merger agreement in 2019, but the FTC challenged the merger in late 2020. Dahlquist represented Englewood Health, and Aguilar represented both parties. Dahlquist and Aguilar discuss the geographic and economic aspects at the center of the case, including the pro-competitive benefits of the merger that were argued by the defendants, along with the FTC’s position. Sponsored by Cornerstone.
Biden’s Executive Order on Antitrust Competition: What Does It Mean for the Health Care Industry?
Joe Miller and Bruce Sokler, Co-Chairs of Mintz Levin’s Antitrust Practice, discuss President Biden’s July 9 executive order, which called for a government-wide focus on antitrust competition issues and identified 72 initiatives across several industries. They provide an overview of the aspects of the executive order that are of particular importance to the health care industry, including wage and labor issues, hospital mergers, and pharmaceutical issues.
A Look at the Sixth Circuit’s Recent Decision in St. Luke’s v. ProMedica
Steve Vieux, Counsel, Shook Hardy & Bacon, speaks with Doug Litvack, Partner, Davis Wright & Tremaine, and Barbara Sicalides, Partner, Troutman Pepper, about the Sixth Circuit’s recent decision in St. Luke’s v. ProMedica, which vacated a preliminary injunction enjoining a health system from removing a competing health system from its integrated insurance company’s network. Litvack and Sicalides share some of the facts, arguments, and defenses of the case and key takeaways for health care providers and managed care systems. Litvack served as counsel to ProMedica in the case.
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Latest Antitrust PG Podcast
Milestones In AHLA and Health Law Interviews
Learn about our history with Past Presidents and Fellows interviews. Topics include:
- Evolution of Government Antitrust Enforcement in Healthcare
- Use and Rise of the FCA and Healthcare Fraud Enforcement
- Evolution of the Appeals Process
- And many more!