Gregory E. Heltzer

McDermott Will & Emery (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

Gregory (Greg) Heltzer analyzes the antitrust implications of most transactions involving a publicly traded company – including over 800 in the last decade. Greg focuses his practice on defending mergers and acquisitions and has successfully defended mergers for DaVita, Mars, Martin Marietta Materials, Olam, TreeHouse Foods, Motorola Solutions, Le Duff America, JAB Partners (Coty), Aleris, and Blackboard among others. His advice allows C-Suite decision makers to ensure that time and money are not wasted on potential transactions without a viable path for clearance. When transactions move forward, Greg guides clients through the clearance process with a focus on providing enforcers with the information needed so that the merging parties can avoid or at the very least significantly reduce the scope of a costly/time-consuming Second Request. In addition, he handles complex antitrust litigation, government investigations and antitrust counseling. Greg has experience in all three branches of government. Prior to joining the Firm, he served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable John A. Terry of the DC Court of Appeals. Before entering law school, Greg worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency in the Energy Star Program. He also served as a legislative intern on the staff of the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works under the late Senator John Chafee (R-RI). While in law school, Greg was a member of The Tax Lawyer. Greg also founded McDermott’s Antitrust Alert blog and continues as its managing editor.

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Articles

773 Bulletin

Noah Feldman Greene, Gregory E. Heltzer The U.S. FTC announces the launch of a new Technology Task Force to investigate anticompetitive conduct, review past transactions, and contribute to pending merger reviews

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THE LATEST: FTC’s New “Technology Task Force” Has Broad Mandate Including Review of Consummated Transactions* The US Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Competition announced the launch of a new Technology Task Force that will investigate anticompetitive conduct, review past transactions, (...)

Jonathan Ende, Gregory E. Heltzer The US FTC issues an administrative complaint challenges a merger in the global fleet market which can increase the risk of price discrimination and reduce competition (Wilhelmsen Maritime / Drew Marine)

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that it has challenged a merger between Wilhelmsen Maritime Services (Wilhelmsen) and Drew Marine Group (Drew) because of an overlap in service to “global fleet customers,” a narrow customer segment that purchases marine water treatment (...)

Katharine O’Connor, Gregory E. Heltzer The US FTC approves a final order and consent agreement with a breeder trade association that limited price competition in the Bull sector (NAAB)

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The two current commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved another final order and consent agreement with a trade association, this time with the National Association of Animal Breeders, Inc. (NAAB). What happened: NAAB is a non-profit corporation of approximately 24 member (...)

Katharine O’Connor, Gregory E. Heltzer The US FTC reaches settlement agreement with a company over challenged professional association rules due to restriction of competition among its organist and choral conductor members (AGO)

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The two current commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a final order and consent agreement with the American Guild of Organists (AGO) after a public comment period of two months. The FTC alleged that the AGO violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act by (...)

Gregory E. Heltzer The US FTC clears an acquisition between two companies in the energy sector after they agreed to remedy an overlap for natural gas pipeline (Enbridge / Spectra)

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently granted US antitrust clearance for Enbridge’s acquisition of Spectra after the parties agreed to behavioral commitments to remedy an overlap for natural gas pipeline transportation from the wellhead in three markets off the coast of Louisiana (Green (...)

Gregory E. Heltzer The US FTC challenges a transaction which used a monopolisation theory to allege that it would eliminate nascent competition in the therapeutic adrenocorticotropic hormones (Questcor Pharmaceuticals / Mallinckrodt)

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) challenged a consummated transaction using a monopolization theory to allege that the acquisition would eliminate “nascent” competition for therapeutic adrenocorticotropic hormones (ACTH) in the United States. WHAT HAPPENED: Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s (...)

Gregory E. Heltzer, Andrea L. Hamilton, Christian Krohs, Daniel Powers, David Henry The US Court of the Northern District of California rules against an acquisition of a competitor on the basis that it would lead to anticompetitive effects in the high-tech market (Bazaarvoice / PowerReviews)

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JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF DOJ FINDING BAZAARVOICE/POWERREVIEWS MERGER ANTICOMPETITIVE* On January 8, 2014, Judge Orrick of the Northern District of California ruled that Bazaarvoice’s acquisition of competitor PowerReviews violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act. The ruling was in favor of the (...)

C. David Goldman, Gregory E. Heltzer, Joel R. Grosberg The US DoJ requires minor conduct remedies before approving a vertical merger affecting the market for petroleum needle coke (GrafTech / Seadrift)

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McDermott Will & Emery lawyers succeeded in obtaining the necessary antitrust approval for clients Seadrift Coke L.P. (Seadrift), the world’s second largest petroleum-based needle coke producer, and C/G Electrodes LLC (C/G), a U.S.-based graphite electrode producer, which have been acquired (...)

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