Robert L. Magielnicki

Sheppard Mullin (Washington)
Lawyer (of Counsel)

Robert Magielnicki is Of Counsel in the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. He has a multi-disciplinary practice and engages in a diverse commercial practice with emphasis on antitrust, domestic and international business transactions and complex civil and criminal litigation. Robert has more than 40 years of experience in the fields of antitrust and competition and business law, both domestically and internationally, including having served as General Electric’s (GE’s) Associate Litigation and Antitrust Counsel. He also served as the Division General Counsel of GE’s Factory Automation Products Division in Charlottesville, Virginia, and was counsel to GE at its corporate headquarters in Fairfield, Connecticut. Robert provides antitrust counseling on business matters such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing, distribution systems, trade association and standards development issues, Robinson-Patman Act issues, physician-hospital arrangements, teaming agreements and joint buying arrangements. His experience includes counseling clients on the requirements of and numerous filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, as well as Exon-Florio and Office of Foreign Assets Control matters. Robert represents clients in corporate and commercial matters, including companies engaged in telecommunications, aerospace and defense, semiconductors, consumer goods, commercial and industrial products, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. He also has represented a diverse array of clients in acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, both domestic and international, as well as in numerous complex contracting and licensing matters. His clients range from privately-owned to Fortune 100 companies and include both domestic and foreign corporations. On the international front, Robert has represented clients in transactions that include acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, distribution arrangements and licensing agreements. He also has represented clients in investigations by the Competition Directorate of the European Union, as well as the national competition authorities of a number of European and South American countries, and the Japan Fair Trade Commission. Robert’s litigation experience includes representing corporations and individuals in both civil and criminal investigations and litigation, including class actions, involving Sherman Act and Clayton Act claims, securities fraud claims and contract claims. He also represents clients before the Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission.

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721 Bulletin

Leo Caseria, Robert L. Magielnicki, Malika Levarlet, Bevin M.B. Newman The US FTC introduces temporary electronic HSR filing and stops granting early terminations for all filings due to COVID-19 measures


In response to COVID-19, the FTC’s Premerger Notification Office (PNO) just announced several changes for all Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) filings going forward. While these changes have been described as temporary, no specific end date has been identified. Hard copy HSR filings will no longer be (...)

Robert L. Magielnicki The US FTC approves the 2013 Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger notification program, which provides the enforcing agencies with information about large mergers and acquisitions before they occur


Some Interesting Numbers Regarding Merger Review: The Hart-Scott-Rodino Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013* The Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (the “HSR Act”) requires that proposed acquisitions of voting securities, assets or non-corporate interests meeting certain (...)

Malika Levarlet, Robert L. Magielnicki The US FTC announces the revised thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 required by the 2000 amendment of Section 7A of the Clayton Act


Higher Filing Thresholds for HSR Act Premerger Notifications Effective February 24, 2014* 1. Higher Thresholds For HSR Filings Higher thresholds for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 will become effective on February 24, 2014. The filing (...)

Malika Levarlet, Robert L. Magielnicki The US FTC announces that it has revised the thresholds that determine whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction under the HSR Antitrust Improvements Act


Higher Filing Thresholds for HSR Act Premerger Notifications Effective February 11, 2013* 1. Higher Thresholds For HSR Filings Higher thresholds for premerger filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 became effective on February 11, 2013. The filing thresholds (...)

Malika Levarlet, Robert L. Magielnicki The US DoJ announces that an executive of a South Korean company agreed to plead guilty to charges of obstruction of justice and to serve five months in prison for altering documents filed in connection with a proposed merger (Nautilus Hyosung / Triton Systems)


Tampering With Documents In Connection With Hart-Scott-Rodino Merger Submissions Can Land You In Jail!* One does not usually associate the possibility of criminal penalties with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act premerger review process. However, on May 3, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") (...)

Robert L. Magielnicki The US FTC announces changes to reduce the filing burden and streamline the form parties must file when seeking antitrust clearance of proposed mergers and acquisitions under the HRS Act and the Premerger Notification Rules


New Amendments To Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Rules* On July 7, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission announced a final rule amending the Hart-Scott-Rodino Premerger Notification Rules (the "Rules") and the Premerger Notification and Report Form (the "Form") and associated (...)

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