McDermott Will & Emery (Washington)

Matt Evola

McDermott Will & Emery (Washington)

Matt Evola is an associate at McDermott Will & Emery. His practice focuses on antitrust, regulatory and litigation matters. He has additional experience in consumer protection, government investigations, and white collar defense. During law school, Matt Evola was highly involved in pro bono initiatives, working with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless and DC Law Students in Court. He also acted as senior articles editor for the American Criminal Law Review (ACLR), actively contributing to the publication’s online blog Mens Rea, and as a legal extern to Judge James E. Boasberg of the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

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Matt Evola, Mary Hecht, Joel R. Grosberg, Lisa Peterson Rumin, David Henry, Jon B. Dubrow The UK Competiton Authory updates its merger guidance in light of the National Security and Investment Act


The NSI Act replaces the system of discretionary public interest intervention in mergers by the UK government under the UK Enterprise Act and creates a new mandatory notification system operated by the Investment Security Unit (ISU), part of the UK Department for Business, Energy and (...)

David Henry, Jon B. Dubrow, Joel R. Grosberg, Lisa Peterson Rumin, Matt Evola, Mary Hecht The EU Commission announces the withdrawal of two airline companies from a proposed acquisition in the passenger air transport sector (IAG / Globalia / Air Europa)


IAG, owner of leading airlines in Ireland, Spain and the UK, sought to acquire Air Europa from Globalia and provided notification of the transaction to the Commission in May 2021. IAG, owner of Iberia and Vueling, is the largest airline in Spain and Air Europa is the third-largest airline in (...)

David Henry, Mary Hecht, Matt Evola, Jon B. Dubrow, Joel R. Grosberg, Lisa Peterson Rumin The EU Commission approves a merger in the waste management sector, subject to conditions (Veolia / Suez)


On December 14, 2021, the Commission conditionally cleared in Phase I Veolia’s acquisition of Suez. The Commission deemed Veolia’s comprehensive commitments sufficient to assuage the Commission’s competition concerns, without the need for a Phase 2 investigation. The Commission found that (...)

David Henry, Matt Evola, Jon B. Dubrow, Joel R. Grosberg, Lisa Peterson Rumin, Mary Hecht The EU Commission imposes interim measures on two healthcare companies for breaching the EU Merger Regulation by gun jumping (Illumina / Grail)


In October 2021, the European Commission imposed interim measures on Illumina and GRAIL to restore and maintain competition between the entities following Illumina’s decision to close its acquisition of GRAIL prior to the Commission completing its review of the transaction and in breach of the (...)

Lisa Peterson Rumin, Jon B. Dubrow, David Henry, Matt Evola, Mary Hecht, Joel R. Grosberg The US FTC announces the restriction of future acquisitions for firms that pursue anticompetitive mergers


On October 25, 2021, the FTC announced a return to the practice of including prior approval provisions in consent decrees for allegedly anticompetitive mergers. This means that in addition to divesting a business, the FTC is requiring companies to obtain FTC prior approval before purchasing (...)

Matt Evola, Jon B. Dubrow, Joel R. Grosberg, Lisa Peterson Rumin, David Henry, Mary Hecht The UK Competition Authority fines a Big Tech company £50.5 million for breaching its initial enforcement order regarding a merger with a GIF provider (Facebook / Giphy)


In May 2020, Facebook purchased Giphy, the largest provider of GIFs (a format for image files that supports both animated and static images). Giphy operates an online database and search engine that primarily allows users to search and share GIFs and can be used indirectly on third-party apps, (...)

Gregory E. Heltzer, Matt Evola The US FTC issues a $3.5M fine on a retail fuel station operator and its affiliate for violation of a settlement agreement requiring the divesture of 10 retail gas stations (Alimentation Couche-Tard / CrossAmerica Partners)


The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently extracted a $3.5 million civil penalty from two companies involved in a gas station merger. The FTC asserts the companies violated their settlement agreement with the government, which required the divestment of 10 gas stations within 120 days (...)

Matt Evola, Joel R. Grosberg The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit upholds the District Court decision finding a merger in the video distribution sector unlikely to harm competition (AT&T / Time Warner)


“[T]here is no need to opine on the proper legal standards for evaluating vertical mergers because, on appeal, neither party challenges the legal standards the district court applied.” —U.S. Circuit Judge Judith W. Rogers, United States v. AT&T Inc. Antitrust practitioners and business (...)

Matt Evola The US District Court for the Northern District of California denies a motion for class certification for a proposed class of indirect purchasers of lithium ion batteries (Lithium Ion Batteries)


Indirect purchaser plaintiffs’ motion for class certification in a lithium ion battery suit was denied for failing to show concrete evidence linking increased input costs to increased end-product prices; theoretical inference is not enough. What happened: The US District Court for the (...)

Matt Evola, Stefan M. Meisner The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upholds dismissal of an antitrust suit where a jury verdict in a parallel case found no patent infringement (Casacade Computer / RPX / Samsung)


What Happened: Wading into the merging streams of antitrust and patents, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld dismissal of an antitrust suit where a jury verdict in a parallel case found no patent infringement. Cascades Computer Innovation, LLC v. RPX Corp. and Samsung (...)


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