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At both the Antitrust Division and the FTC, David Balto was often involved in litigating antitrust merger cases, including the seminal Staples/Office Depot and Heinz/Beechnut mergers. In private practice, he has frequently been involved in all phases of merger analysis including agency review and private litigation. These matters include:
In addition, David Balto has provided advice and secured regulatory clearance for mergers in a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, supermarkets, retailing, industrial products, and telecom devices.
In numerous matters, we have led advocacy against proposed mergers being investigated by the Antitrust Division of the DOJ, the FTC and other agencies, including:
Many of these cases were challenged or settled by the antitrust enforcement agencies.