Surviving a Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Second Request
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes
Sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law and Center for Professional Development
1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern
12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central
11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain
10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific
The Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) requires companies to file with and get the approval of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) (collectively the “Agencies”) for certain mergers and acquisitions. After a company makes its initial HSR filing the Agencies have the option of approving the transaction or making a Request for Additional Information and Documentary Material (Second Request). A Second Request can require the production of millions of documents over several months at a cost of millions of dollars.
- Do you know how to negotiate the scope of a Second Request with government attorneys to reduce the cost and burden associated with collection, review, and production?
- Do you feel comfortable assembling a team of attorneys and eDiscovery experts to collect and review a massive set of materials in a relatively short amount of time?
- Do you know how to ensure that you have “substantially complied” with the government’s requests?
- Using an abbreviated hypothetical transaction and fact pattern as a guide.
Our panel of experienced practitioners and agency representatives will provide practical advice and insights into the often complicated pathway of Second Request compliance.
Ian R. Conner
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
Staff Attorney, FTC Bureau of Competition, Mergers IV Section
Federal Trade Commission
Senior Competition Counsel
Ben Labow (Moderator)
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Los Angeles, CA
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