White & Case (Washington)

Mark J. Gidley

White & Case (Washington)
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J. Mark Gidley chairs the White & Case Global Antitrust/Competition practice. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, cartel cases, class actions, and pharmaceutical antitrust cases, with an emphasis on trying antitrust cases. Mr. Gidley served as the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division in 1992–1993 with responsibility for all civil, criminal and merger matters of the Division. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Regulated Industries in the Antitrust Division from 1991-1992, responsible for civil, criminal, and merger matters in the telecommunications, energy, computers, intellectual property, and banking and finance industries. From 1990 to 1991, Mr. Gidley served as Associate Deputy Attorney General under then Deputy Attorney William P. Barr. During his tenure at the Antitrust Division, he worked on a number of merger and acquisition investigations, including Bank of America’s acquisition of Security Pacific National Bank and worked on the development of the seminal DOJ-FTC 1992 Horizontal Merger Guidelines. Mr. Gidley was selected and served on the ABA Antitrust Section’s Blue Ribbon Panel for Civil Jury Instructions in Antitrust Trials in 2014-15. He received his B.S. and B.G.S. from University of Kansas in 1983 and his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1986.

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Articles

2940 Bulletin

Mark J. Gidley, Tamer Nagy, Ahmad Ashraf The Egyptian Competition Authority publishes guidelines for obtaining amnesty or leniency from criminal prosecution for antitrust cartel violations

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The Egyptian Competition Authority recently published the first Egyptian guidelines on the process for obtaining amnesty or leniency from criminal prosecution for antitrust cartel violations, signaling the agency’s intent to activate this tool in future enforcement activities. The guidelines (...)

Michael Mahaffey, Mark J. Gidley, Martin M. Toto, Kathryn Jordan Mims, Jaclyn Phillips, Trina Shek Rizzo The US DoJ issues a business review letter under the DoJ-FTC joint expedited COVID-19 competitor collaboration review procedures, blessing several medical supply companies to work together to produce and distribute equipment and medicine

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On April 4, 2020, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice issued its first Business Review Letter under the DOJ-FTC joint expedited COVID-19 competitor collaboration review procedures, blessing several medical supply companies to work together to produce and distribute personal (...)

Mark J. Gidley, Martin M. Toto, Kathryn Jordan Mims, Jaclyn Phillips, Trina Shek Rizzo, Michael Mahaffey The US DoJ issues its first business review letter under the DoJ-FTC expedited COVID-19 competitor collaboration review procedures, blessing several medical supply companies to work together to produce and distribute protective equipment

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On April 4, 2020, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice issued its first Business Review Letter under the DOJ-FTC joint expedited COVID-19 competitor collaboration review procedures, blessing several medical supply companies to work together to produce and distribute personal (...)

Michael Gallagher, Regina Loureiro, Allain Andry, Mark J. Gidley, Kathryn Jordan Mims, Noah A. Brumfield The US DoJ and State Attorney-General propose federal additions to the US Price Gouging Framework following the COVID-19 pandemic

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Price gouging enforcement has largely been left to the States with their patchwork of varying laws—laws that have been invoked sporadically in crises. While the COVID-19 crisis has reportedly led to increased state enforcement, the federal government has taken a larger role, including Justice (...)

Jaclyn Phillips, Trina Shek Rizzo, Kathryn Jordan Mims, Mark J. Gidley The US Senate passes the CARES Act as a response to the COVID-19 crisis and tackles numerous issues on several fronts to stabilise the economy

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ("CARES") Act provides no modifications to, or relief from, the US antitrust laws (specifically, the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1-38; Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. § 12-27; and Robinson-Patman Act, 15 U.S.C. § 13). But some major businesses are forming (...)

Mark J. Gidley, Noah A. Brumfield, Jack E. Pace, Kristen O’Shaughnessy, Dan Grossbaum, Bryan D. Gant The US State of California becomes first State to enact legislation rendering certain pharmaceutical patent litigation settlement agreements presumptively anticompetitive

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This article has been nominated for the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. On October 7, 2019, California became the first state to enact legislation— Assembly Bill 824 (“AB 824”)—rendering certain pharmaceutical patent litigation settlement (...)

George L. Paul, Mark J. Gidley, Martin M. Toto, Noah A. Brumfield, Rebecca H. Farrington The US Federal Trade Commission announces the annual changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act notification thresholds

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On January 26, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual changes to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act notification thresholds. The FTC is required by law to revise the jurisdictional thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product. Accordingly, the 2018 (...)

Charles Balmain, Jean-Paul Tran Thiet, Mark D. Powell, Mark J. Gidley The UK Court of Appeal requires French defendants to comply with disclosure orders despite the French "blocking statute" (Secretary of State for Health / Servier Laboratories)

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This article has been nominated for the 2014 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. The existence in several countries of “blocking statutes”, which prohibit the provision of economic information to foreign authorities or courts (or require prior (...)

Charles Moore, George L. Paul, Lynn Diamond, Mark J. Gidley, Martin M. Toto, Noah A. Brumfield, Rebecca H. Farrington The US FTC and DoJ issue new premerger reporting rules introducing new obligations for private equity funds and hedge funds

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This article has been nominated for the 2012 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. New rules issued by the Federal Trade Commission on July 7, 2011 will streamline some information required for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (“HSR Act”) Notification (...)

George L. Paul, Jack E. Pace, Joseph Angland, Mark J. Gidley, Martin M. Toto, Robert Milne The Department of Justice withdraws the report untitled Competition and Monopoly (Single-Firm Conduct under Section 2 of the Sherman Act that had been issued by the Division in September 2008)

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On May 11, 2009, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”), in a speech by new Assistant Attorney General Christine A. Varney and a press release issued later in the day, formally withdrew the report entitled Competition and Monopoly: Single-Firm Conduct under Section 2 of the (...)

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