Matthew P. Hendrickson

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York)
Lawyer (Partner)

Mr. Hendrickson, a partner in Skadden’s Antitrust and Competition practice, is resident in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Hendrickson represents parties involved in mergers and acquisitions in proceedings before the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He also handles antitrust litigation and provides counseling on U.S. competition laws and the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Mr. Hendrickson has been part of the teams representing a number of clients with respect to major transactions, including SGL Carbon, Rhodia, Viacom, Madison Square Garden, JBS, Watson Pharmaceuticals, MDS, Express Scripts, Taro Pharmaceuticals, Southwest Airlines and Sprint Nextel Corporation. Litigation experience includes defending De Beers in connection with U.S. class action lawsuits relating to gem diamonds, defending De Beers in antitrust class action litigation brought in British Columbia, defending Shufflemaster against allegations of monopolization of casino table games, and defending Solvay and Laboratoires Fournier in connection with multiple suits alleging monopolization of a pharmaceutical product.

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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York)
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington DC)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington DC)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (New York)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington DC)

Articles

2017 Bulletin

Clifford H. Aronson, Kenneth B. Schwartz, Maria Raptis, Matthew P. Hendrickson, Steven C. Sunshine The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia blocks two proposed mergers in the insurance sector brought and litigated under the Obama administration (Aetna / Humana and Anthem / Cigna)

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In a continuation of recent Department of Justice (DOJ) successes challenging mergers, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently enjoined two more proposed mergers brought and litigated under the Obama administration. Aetna’s $37 billion proposed acquisition of Humana was (...)

Clifford H. Aronson, Maria Raptis, Matthew P. Hendrickson The US District Court for the District of Columbia grants the Federal Trade Commission’s request for a preliminary injunction halting a merger in the office supply superstores sector (Staples / Office Depot)

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On May 10, 2016, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia released his highly anticipated decision in the matter of Staples’ acquisition of Office Depot, granting the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) request for a preliminary injunction and effectively (...)

Clifford H. Aronson, Kenneth B. Schwartz, Matthew P. Hendrickson The US Department of Justice files a complaint against an activist investor before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for violations of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act’s (ValueAct)

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On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (DOJ) led
 a complaint against activist investor ValueAct Capital in California federal court, requesting a $19 million fine for violations of the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act’s notifcation provisions . The DOJ’s complaint alleged (...)

Clifford H. Aronson, John H. Lyons, Matthew P. Hendrickson The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio denies the FTC’s bid to prevent company from acquiring its alleged potential competitor (Steris / Synergy Health)

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On September 24, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio denied the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) bid to enjoin Steris Corporation (Steris) from acquiring its alleged potential competitor, Synergy Health plc (Synergy). The loss breaks a string of victories in merger (...)

Clifford H. Aronson, John H. Lyons, Kenneth B. Schwartz, Maria Raptis, Matthew P. Hendrickson, Steven C. Sunshine The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio denies the Federal Trade Commission’s bid to enjoin a company from acquiring its alleged potential competitor (Steris/Synergy)

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On September 24, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio denied the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) bid to enjoin Steris Corporation (Steris) from acquiring its alleged potential competitor, Synergy Health plc (Synergy). The loss breaks a string of victories in merger (...)

Brian C. Mohr, Matthew P. Hendrickson, Rita Sinkfield Belin The US FTC announces a consent settlement based on an application of the investment-only exemption to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act’s premerger notification requirements (Third Point)

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On August 24, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a consent settlement based on an application of the investment-only exemption to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act’s premerger notification requirements. The settlement relates to the 2011 acquisitions of shares of Yahoo!, Inc. by Third (...)

Clifford H. Aronson, Kenneth B. Schwartz, Matthew P. Hendrickson The DOJ condemns pre-merger coordination requiring target company to sell factory (Flakeboard America / SierraPine)

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On November 7, 2014, the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division (DOJ) announced a $5 million agreement to settle charges that Flakeboard and SierraPine had engaged in unlawful pre-merger coordination . The DOJ’s complaint alleged that the parties’ conduct constituted both a per (...)

Brian C. Mohr, Joseph P. Nisa, Matthew P. Hendrickson, Neal R. Stoll, Rita Sinkfield Belin, Steven Albertson The US FTC issues proposed rulemaking relating to withdrawal of Hart-Scott-Rodino filings

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that, if adopted, will codify the FTC’s longstanding informal procedures for voluntarily withdrawing and refiling an HSR Act Premerger Notification and Report Form (HSR filing) and, more significantly, will (...)

Alec Y. Chang, Matthew P. Hendrickson, Sean M. Tepe, Sharis A. Pozen, Steven C. Sunshine The US Federal Trade Commission closes its investigation and approves the voluntary commitment of an Internet search engine (Google)

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Thoughts On Google’s FTC Settlement Law360, New York (January 04, 2013, 4:42 PM ET) — On Jan. 3, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission ended its highly publicized and wide-ranging investigation into Google Inc.’s business practices with an enforcement action that has been described by some as a (...)

Brian C. Mohr, Joseph P. Nisa, Matthew P. Hendrickson, Neal R. Stoll, Rita Sinkfield Belin The US FTC issues a statement to clarify the use of escrows in reportable acquisitions

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On April 29, 2011, the Premerger Notification Office (PNO) of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a statement “to provide greater clarity about the use of escrows in connection with transactions” that require notification under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as (...)

Clifford H. Aronson, Matthew P. Hendrickson, Steven C. Sunshine A US Court of Appeals reverses ruling against preliminary injunction in the organic food sector lowering bar for the FTC to challenge a merger (Whole Foods / Wild Oats)

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On July 29, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reversed the denial of a preliminary injunction sought by the FTC against a merger of Whole Foods Market, Inc. and Wild Oats Markets, Inc., in a ruling that significantly lowers the bar for the FTC to obtain preliminary (...)

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