Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington)

George S. Cary

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington)
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George S. Cary is a partner based in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Cary’s practice focuses on antitrust counseling and litigation. Before joining the firm in 1998, Mr. Cary served as Deputy Director of the United States Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, responsible for merger enforcement. Prior to 1995, Mr. Cary was an antitrust and litigation partner at the Los Angeles firm of Irell & Manella. Since joining Cleary Gottlieb, Mr. Cary has represented companies in many industry-transforming mergers and acquisitions. Among other matters, Mr. Cary represented The Dow Chemical Company in its acquisition of Union Carbide, the largest merger in the chemical industry; Time Warner in its merger with AOL, at the time the largest merger in history; SmithKline Beecham in its merger with Glaxo Wellcome, at the time the largest pharmaceutical merger; and Conoco in its merger with Phillips Petroleum, creating the largest petroleum refining and marketing company in the U.S. Most recently he represented Western Digital in its $4.8 billion acquisition of Hitachi’s hard drive business; Deutsche Telekom in its proposed $39 billion sale of T-Mobile USA to AT&T; Google in its $750 million acquisition of AdMob; and The Dow Chemical Company in its $18 billion acquisition of Rohm & Haas.

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Leah Brannon, Brian Byrne, Jeremy J. Calsyn, George S. Cary, Alexis Collins The US State of New York Senate adopts the Twenty-First Century Antitrust Act to amend its state antitrust law

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The New York state Senate has passed the “Twenty-First Century Antitrust Act” (S. 933) to amend its state antitrust law, radically changing the risks of doing business in New York. It ostensibly aims at so-called “Big Tech,” but applies to all businesses, even those having very little contact with (...)

Kenneth Reinker, Bruce Hoffman, Kathleen W. Bradish, George S. Cary The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upholds the FTC’s decision in the first fully litigated reverse payment decision against generic pharmaceutical companies (Endo / Impax)

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On April 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the Federal Trade Commission’s decision that Impax Laboratories entered an anticompetitive “reverse payment” settlement with Endo Pharmaceuticals. This case was the FTC’s first fully litigated reverse payment case since the (...)

Kenneth Reinker, Bruce Hoffman, Kathleen W. Bradish, George S. Cary The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upholds the FTC’s decision that two pharmaceutical companies entered an anticompetitive reverse payment settlement (Endo / Impax)

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On April 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the Federal Trade Commission’s decision that Impax Laboratories entered an anticompetitive “reverse payment” settlement with Endo Pharmaceuticals. This case was the FTC’s first fully litigated reverse payment case since the (...)

Leah Brannon, Brian R. Byrne, Jeremy J. Calsyn, George S. Cary, Alexis Collins, Daniel P. Culley, Elaine Ewing, David I. Gelfand, Bruce Hoffman, Mark W. Nelson, Kenneth Reinker The US FTC issues commentary on vertical merger enforcement explaining the approach to assessing the competitive effects of vertical mergers

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On December 22, 2020, the US Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) issued a Commentary on Vertical Merger Enforcement. This follows the recent issuance of revised Vertical Merger Guidelines published jointly by the FTC and Department of Justice (the “Agencies”) on June 30, 2020. While the Guidelines (...)

George S. Cary, Maurits J. F. M. Dolmans, Bruce Hoffman, Thomas Graf, Leah Brannon, Richard Pepper, Henry Mostyn, Alexis R. B. Lazda, Savannah Haynes, Kristi Georgieva, Jan Przerwa Exploitative abuses, price gouging & COVID-19: The cases pursued by EU and national competition authorities

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to extreme demand and price volatility for certain products, as well as fluctuations in firms’ costs. As firms struggle to manage these changes, agencies are aggressively seeking to show they are preventing consumer exploitation—for example, as a result of (...)

Cunzhen Huang, George S. Cary, Yiming Sun Mergers in China: An overview of leading case law

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This article has been nominated for the 2018 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. 2016 marks the eighth year of the implementation of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (“AML”), which entrusted the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) in China with the authority (...)

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