Sheppard Mullin (Washington)

Malika Levarlet

Sheppard Mullin (Washington)
Lawyer (Associate)

Ms. Levarlet is associate at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton (Washington). Her practice focuses on advising international and domestic companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions (with a focus on U.S. and European companies), joint ventures, licensing agreements, and corporate governance. She represents clients operating in a wide range of industries including technology, hospitality, fashion and apparel, healthcare, financial services, and aerospace and defense. Ms. Levarlet also counsels international and domestic clients regarding compliance with U.S. trade and antitrust laws and regulations, including those pertaining to mergers (e.g., the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act) and consumer protection (e.g., the Federal Trade Commission Act). She regularly assists clients in conducting internal investigations and responding to Governmental inquiries in these areas.

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John D. Carroll, Leo Caseria, Malika Levarlet, Joseph Antel The US FTC announces its return to the prior merger regime which requires approval from the FTC before closing future transactions affecting any relevant market

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Back to the “Good Old Days”: FTC Announces Return to Prior Merger Approval Regime* FTC announces that its merger enforcement orders will once again require prior approval before the subject firm can make a future acquisition affecting any relevant market for which a violation was alleged. On (...)

Leo Caseria, Robert L. Magielnicki, Malika Levarlet The US Senate Judiciary Committee approves new HSR filing fees for large mergers and would require them to be adjusted annually based on changes in the consumer price index

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HSR Filing Fees For Large Acquisitions May Be Increased* On May 13th, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved and sent on to the full Senate the “Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2021.” The Bill, sponsored by Senators Amy Klobuchar and Chuck Grassley, and approved with bipartisan support, (...)

Leo Caseria, Malika Levarlet, Robert L. Magielnicki The US FTC issues a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the premerger notification rules that implement the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act

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Tell Me More – Antitrust Agencies to Demand More Information from Investment Funds* The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the premerger notification rules (the “Rules”) that implement the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (...)

Leo Caseria, Robert L. Magielnicki, Malika Levarlet, Bevin M.B. Newman The US FTC introduces temporary electronic HSR filing and stops granting early terminations for all filings due to COVID-19 measures

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In response to COVID-19, the FTC’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) just announced several changes for all Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) filings going forward. While these changes have been described as temporary, no specific end date has been identified. Hard copy HSR filings will no longer be (...)

Malika Levarlet, Robert L. Magielnicki The US FTC announces the revised thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 required by the 2000 amendment of Section 7A of the Clayton Act

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Higher Filing Thresholds for HSR Act Premerger Notifications Effective February 24, 2014* 1. Higher Thresholds For HSR Filings Higher thresholds for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 will become effective on February 24, 2014. The filing (...)

Malika Levarlet, Robert L. Magielnicki The US FTC announces that it has revised the thresholds that determine whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction under the HSR Antitrust Improvements Act

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Higher Filing Thresholds for HSR Act Premerger Notifications Effective February 11, 2013* 1. Higher Thresholds For HSR Filings Higher thresholds for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 became effective on February 11, 2013. The filing thresholds (...)

Malika Levarlet, Robert L. Magielnicki The US DoJ announces that an executive of a South Korean company agreed to plead guilty to charges of obstruction of justice and to serve five months in prison for altering documents filed in connection with a proposed merger (Nautilus Hyosung / Triton Systems)

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Tampering With Documents In Connection With Hart-Scott-Rodino Merger Submissions Can Land You In Jail!* One does not usually associate the possibility of criminal penalties with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act premerger review process. However, on May 3, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") (...)

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