White & Case (Washington)

Rebecca H. Farrington

White & Case (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

Rebecca H. Farrington is a member of t White & Case’s Global Antitrust/Competition Practice in Washington, DC. Rebecca has developed a significant track record defending proposed and consummated mergers before the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice. Clients she has assisted in this capacity have operated in a broad spectrum of industries, including healthcare, food products, aviation, petroleum, coal, broadcasting, gaming, software, hardware, industrial products, energy and retail sales. In addition to her work in government investigations, Rebecca’s clients benefit from her extensive experience advising on issues relating to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act), including proposed transactions’ global premerger notification requirements. Her work in this area has also involved negotiating antitrust provisions in transaction agreements, developing client HSR Act training programs and compliance procedures, and representing clients in "failure to file" situations. A significant portion of Rebecca’s practice is devoted to advising clients on critical antitrust risk issues relating to business initiatives such as joint ventures, pricing and distribution strategies, information and data-sharing and trade association and industry-wide collaborative efforts. Her antitrust counseling practice also covers such work as conducting antitrust compliance audits, analyzing liability exposure and recommending corrective action, as well as creating and presenting in-house training programs for client legal departments and business units. She has additionally developed and implemented corporate antitrust compliance policies, and online antitrust compliance training programs. Rebecca has significant civil litigation experience, and has defended allegations of price-fixing, bid-rigging and group boycotts in federal and state courts for clients in industries including construction materials, insurance, financial services and transportation.


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3141 Bulletin

Daniel Rosenthal, Rebecca H. Farrington, Mark J. Gidley, George L. Paul, Regina Loureiro The US DoJ and US FTC temporarily suspend grants of early termination of waiting period in merger reviews under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act


The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") and Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced today that they are temporarily suspending any grants of early termination under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act ("HSR Act"). The HSR Act is the federal premerger notification program, which requires parties to notify (...)

Heather Greenfield, Mark D. Powell, Nicholas Putz, George L. Paul, Rebecca H. Farrington, Axel P. Schulz, Jan Jeram The US DoJ and FTC implement policies in response to COVID-19 including new measures to the HSR e-filing system


Last week, in response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the antitrust agencies in the United States and European Union issued policies that will affect, and may delay, merger filings and reviews. On March 13, 2020, the US Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and Federal Trade (...)

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


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 (...)

George L. Paul, Noah A. Brumfield, Rebecca H. Farrington The Chinese MOFCOM reviews a merger in the communication sector, before it is called off because of the length of the merger control review process (Publicis / Omnicom)


This article has been nominated for the 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Advertising giants Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe called off their US$35 billion merger on May 8, 2014, terminating a transaction that would have created the (...)

George L. Paul, Gregory Pryor, Rebecca H. Farrington The U.S. Department of Justice prohibits a merger between the two leading providers of ratings and reviews platforms that resulted in the elimination of meaningful competition in that sector, despite the fact that the transaction was non reportable (Bazaarvoice / PowerReviews)


If you thought not having to report your proposed acquisition to the US Department of Justice and the US Federal Trade Commission meant never worrying about antitrust issues, think again. The DOJ’s recent pursuit of Bazaarvoice, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of PowerReviews, Inc. (...)

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


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 (...)

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