Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (New York)

Beau W. Buffier

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (New York)
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Beau Buffier is an antitrust partner in the New York office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focuses on global mergers and agency investigations, complex litigation, and grand jury matters. He represents clients before the U.S. agencies as well as before the UK Competition Authority (CMA) and European Commission. Prior to joining the firm, Beau served as the Antitrust Bureau Chief at the New York Office of the Attorney General (NYOAG), where he led several groundbreaking antitrust enforcement initiatives and helped the NYOAG become the leading state antitrust enforcement unit in the country. Previously, Beau co-led the global antitrust practice at Shearman & Sterling, where he oversaw the expansion of its European competition law practice and helped raise the firm’s profile in Asia. He also led Shearman’s diversity and pro bono efforts, with a focus on matters assisting LGBT clients. Earlier in his career, Beau worked in the Sydney office of Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King & Wood Mallesons).

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2719 Bulletin

Beau W. Buffier, Kelly Karapeytan The US DoJ fines a record $11 million an activist investor for violations of the HSR Act and agrees to injunctive relief to settle allegations (ValueAct)

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On July 12, 2016, the US Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced that activist investor ValueAct Capital agreed to pay a record $11 million fine and also agreed to injunctive relief to settle allegations that ValueAct violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, 15 U.S.C. § (...)

Beau W. Buffier, Heather Lamberg Kafele, Wayne Dale Collins The US Federal Trade Commission revises and raises the thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976

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The US Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has revised and, once again, raised the thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”). The HSR Act may require that parties to proposed stock or asset acquisitions exceeding certain thresholds file (...)

Beau W. Buffier, Heather Lamberg Kafele, Karina Lubell, Mark Lanpher, Steve L. Camahort The U.S. FTC clears a merger between the two most-visited online home shopping sites in the U.S. without conditions (Zillow / Trulia)

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In a ruling on February 13, the FTC unconditionally approved the Zillow-Trulia merger after an intensive six-month antitrust review. Despite reported concerns “that the merger might concentrate too much power in one company,” the FTC ultimately decided to “bless” the Zillow-Trulia combination. (...)

Beau W. Buffier, Heather Lamberg Kafele, Stephen Mavroghenis The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit rules that cellphones manufacturer cannot recover overcharges to its non-U.S. subsidiaries that purchased price-fixed LCD panels abroad (Motorola / AU Optronics)

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This article has been nominated for the 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Motorola cannot recover overcharges to its non-U.S. subsidiaries that purchased price-fixed LCD panels abroad, (...)

Adam S. Hakki, Beau W. Buffier, Brian G. Burke, Heather Lamberg Kafele, Jerome S. Fortinsky, Richard F. Schwed, Stephen Fishbein, Stephen Mavroghenis The US Eastern District of New York Federal Court awards plaintiffs $162 million in first-ever civil price-fixing verdict against Chinese companies (Vitamin C Cartel)

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On March 14, 2013, a federal jury in Brooklyn, New York returned a verdict in In re Vitamin C Antitrust Litigation, No. 1:06-md-1738 (E.D.N.Y.), finding that two Chinese companies had unlawfully fixed prices and controlled the supply of vitamin C exports from China to the United States. (...)

Beau W. Buffier, Heather Lamberg Kafele, Jessica K. Delbaum, Kelly Karapeytan, Kenneth S. Prince, Lisl J. Dunlop, Wayne Dale Collins The US FTC fines company for failing to file a premerger notification and observe the statutory waiting period (Biglari)

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This article has been nominated for the 2013 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Passive Investors Beware: Recent FTC Fine Affirms Narrow Scope of HSR Exemption * In fining Biglari Holdings $850,000 for failing to file a premerger (...)

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