Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington)

Tara L. Reinhart

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Washington)
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Ms. Reinhart is the former chief trial counsel for the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition. While there, she led FTC trial teams through two preliminary injunction proceedings, and prepared for litigation in many other merger investigations, including RJ Reynolds-Lorillard, Zillow-Trulia, St. Mary’s Hospital-Cabell Hospital and Superior Plus-Canexus, among others. Notably, she led a team to victory in the FTC’s challenge to Staples’ proposed acquisition of Office Depot, one of the FTC’s highest-profile merger litigation successes in over a decade. In private practice in the government investigations area, Ms. Reinhart has handled criminal and civil investigations by the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, the FTC and state attorneys general in many industries, including transportation, industrial chemicals, auto parts and others. In the litigation area, Ms. Reinhart has handled many class actions alleging price-fixing for companies such as Hankyu Hanshin Express Co. Ltd., Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Southeastern Freight Lines Inc., Korean Air Lines Co. Ltd., Degussa and others. She has handled a number of class actions alleging monopolization and conspiracy to monopolize in pharmaceuticals, including claims of reverse payments agreements for companies, including Fournier and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International/Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. Additionally, Ms. Reinhart advises clients on antitrust compliance matters, including designing compliance programs, training executives and performing compliance audits.

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Articles

2317 Bulletin

Joseph M. Rancour, Tara L. Reinhart, Kenneth B. Schwartz The US FTC issues policy statement which broadens its approach to enforcement of Section 5 of the FTC Act, which prohibits "unfair methods of competition"

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Key Points The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a Policy Statement that dramatically broadens its approach to enforcement of Section 5 of the FTC Act, which prohibits “unfair methods of competition.” The FTC is taking the position that Congress created the Commission to address competitive (...)

Zachary Siegler, Margaret E. Krawiec, Tara L. Reinhart, David P. Wales The US FTC adopts a policy statement outlining its criminal antitrust enforcement efforts and its plans to reinforce inter-agency collaboration and transparency

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On November 18, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 4-0 to adopt a new policy statement outlining the commission’s plans to expand its criminal referral program in an effort to prevent and deter corporate crime stemming from consumer protection and criminal antitrust misconduct. The (...)

Tara L. Reinhart, David P. Wales The US President Joe Biden issues an executive order which articulates the administration’s broad antitrust policy and instructs antitrust agencies to increase enforcement to prevent a rise in consumer prices and competitive harm in labor markets

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Takeaways Under the Biden administration’s “whole-of-government” approach to promoting competition, a range of agencies outside the DOJ and FTC have been asked to use their authority to reform markets. Wide-ranging procedural changes at the FTC have expanded its review powers and complicated (...)

Jonathan Marcus, Tara L. Reinhart The US Supreme Court decides that the FTC is not authorized to seek monetary relief from defendants in federal court, in consumer fraud and antitrust cases (AMG Capital Management)

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Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided unanimously in AMG Capital Management, LLC v. FTC that Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914 (FTC Act) does not authorize the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to seek monetary relief from defendants in federal court. We had anticipated (...)

Boris Bershteyn, Tara L. Reinhart, Jessica Watters, David P. Wales The US Government announces two key nominations at the White House and the FTC that signal a pro-enforcement approach to antitrust policy

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President Biden has signaled a pro-enforcement approach to antitrust policy by naming Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu as a White House adviser and nominating Lina Khan, who also teaches at Columbia Law, to be commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Both are known for expansive (...)

Matthew Martino, Tara L. Reinhart, Steven C. Sunshine, Julia K. York The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit strikes down a sweeping injunction against a semiconductor company and reins in an expansive interpretation of the Sherman Act (Qualcomm)

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On August 11, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decisively reversed the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC or Commission) controversial district court win challenging Qualcomm’s licensing practices. In rejecting every aspect of the lower court’s decision, the Ninth Circuit panel (...)

Karen M. Lent, Giorgio Motta, Tara L. Reinhart, Clifford H. Aronson, Steven C. Sunshine, David P. Wales The US DoJ publishes a statement cautioning that the antitrust laws remain in effect and agreements among competitors that set commercial terms may be illegal

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Antitrust-Related Considerations Collaborations With Competitors Companies seeking to collaborate with competitors in response to the COVID-19 crisis must keep in mind, as the Department of Justice has recently cautioned, that the antitrust laws remain in effect, and agreements among (...)

Maria Raptis, Tara L. Reinhart, Kenneth B. Schwartz, David P. Wales The US FTC holds a new hearing on the extent to which the Authority should use merger retrospectives to strengthen enforcement

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On April 12, the Federal Trade Commission held a hearing to debate the extent to which the FTC should use retrospective reviews to strengthen merger enforcement. This was the latest in the series of hearings on Competition and Consumer Privacy in the 21st Century. The hearing included remarks (...)

Tara L. Reinhart, David P. Wales, Julia K. York The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit holds the FTC must show defendants are ‘about to violate’ the law for injunctive relief and disgorgement (Shire Viropharma)

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On February 25, 2019, in FTC v. Shire ViroPharma, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit confirmed that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cannot plead its way into federal court via Section 13(b) of the FTC Act in the absence of specific allegations that a defendant “is (...)

Matthew Martino, Paul M. Eckles, Tara L. Reinhart The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issues a decision holding that purchasers have standing to seek damages from suppliers accused of price-fixing (Processed Egg Products)

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Last week, in In re: Processed Egg Products Antitrust Litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a decision holding that purchasers of processed egg products have standing to seek damages from egg suppliers accused of price-fixing in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman (...)

John M. Nannes, Steven C. Sunshine, Tara L. Reinhart The US District Court for the Northern District of California imposes $500 M fine on a Taiwan-based liquid crystal display producer for price fixing (AU Optronics)

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On September 20, Judge Susan Illston of the Northern District of California handed down sentences to AU Optronics Corporation and two company executives, following their convictions in March for participating in a global price-fixing conspiracy involving LCD screens used in computers and (...)

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