Ashley McMahon

Lawyer (Associate)

Ashley (Lee) McMahon focuses her practice on antitrust and competition matters. Lee advises clients on complex issues relating to and arising under the antitrust laws in connection with civil litigation, international cartels, and mergers and acquisitions. She assists clients with premerger notification, review and analysis under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements Act. Lee is experienced in areas of e-discovery, document review and production for investigations before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Department of Justice (DOJ) and state attorneys general office. Lee also maintains an active pro bono practice and has won political- and social group-based immigration asylum for clients. As a law clerk for the Parole Division of the DC Public Defender Service, she represented clients before the US Parole Commission at probable cause and parole revocation hearings, and won release for clients. Lee spent nearly four years as a paralegal before law school, where she provided assistance at trials, hearings and depositions involving a range of issues including employment, environmental, malpractice, white-collar and False Claims Act litigation. While in law school, Lee served as editor-in-chief of the Virginia Journal of Criminal Law. She represented clients as part of the University of Virginia School of Law’s Innocence Project Clinic.


1178 Bulletin

Stephen Wu, Jeffrey Brennan, Ashley M. Fischer, Ashley McMahon The US Court of Appeals for the sixth circuit establishes a test for determining whether the conduct of joint ventures should be analyzed under the rule of reason test (The Medical Center at Elizabeth Place / Atrium Health System)


A recent decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is important for competitors involved in joint ventures because it states what mode of antitrust analysis—the per se rule or the rule of reason—applies to the conduct of joint ventures when it is challenged as anticompetitive. The (...)

Ashley M. Fischer, Ashley McMahon, Jeffrey Brennan, Michelle Taylon Lowery, Stephen Wu The US DoJ reaches a settlement with a healthcare system related to provisions in a contract between the health system and commercial insurers (Charlotte Mecklenburg Hospital Authority)


THE LATEST : DOJ Announces Settlement with Carolinas Health System (Atrium Health) After Two Years of Litigation* The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced last week that it and the State of North Carolina have reached a settlement with Carolinas Healthcare System / Atrium Health relating to (...)

Ashley McMahon, Stefan M. Meisner The US DoJ reaches settlement with six broadcast television companies and prohibits share of competitively sensitive information in the television spot advertising market (Sinclair Broadcast Group / Raycom Media / Tribune Media Company / Meredith Corporation / Griffin Communications / Dreamcatcher Broadcasting)


THE LATEST : DOJ Reaches Settlement with Six Broadcast Television Companies* The Department of Justice (DOJ) and six broadcast television companies reached settlements last week after the DOJ claimed that the companies shared competitively sensitive information that allowed the parties to (...)

Ashley McMahon, Stefan M. Meisner The US Supreme Court holds that federal courts should accord respectful consideration to foreign government submissions when analyzing comity issues but are not bound by them (Animal Science Products / Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical)


Supreme Court Clarifies Principles of International Comity in Vitamin C Ruling* Alert : The Supreme Court clarified the principles of international comity this week in a ruling pertaining to the long-running vitamin C antitrust class action litigation. International comity is the recognition a (...)

Ashley McMahon The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirms the District Court judgment for titanium dioxide purchaser on the grounds that the plaintiff lacked sufficient evidence to allege a conspiracy to fix prices (Valspar / DuPont)


What Happened : On October 2, 2017, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit unsealed its opinion in Valspar Corp. v. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Co., No. 16-1345 2017 WL 4364317 (3d Cir. Sept. 14, 2017) in which the court affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment for (...)

Ashley McMahon, Jeffrey Brennan The US FTC files an administrative complaint against a state licensing board for unreasonably restraining price competition for real estate appraisal services provided to appraisal management companies in Louisiana (LREAB)


This week, the Federal Trade Commission filed an administrative complaint against the Louisiana Real Estate Appraisers Board (LREAB). This complaint is the FTC’s first against a state licensing board since it prevailed in the Supreme Court in the decision in NC State Board of Dental Examiners v. (...)

Stefan M. Meisner, Ashley McMahon The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upholds a ruling that indirect purchasers did not meet the requirements for class certification (Class 8 Transmission)


On February 9, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld a ruling by the US District Court for the District of Delaware that indirect purchasers of Class 8 transmissions did not meet the requirements for class certification. The Third Circuit found that only the individual claims may (...)

Ashley McMahon The US DoJ decides to criminally charge a former company vice president and director for concealing and attempting to destroy documents in the context of a joint venture investigation (Ralph Groen)


On October 14, 2016, former vice president and director of information technology of Coach USA, Inc. (Coach), Ralph Groen, entered a guilty plea for concealing and attempting to destroy documents and giving false and misleading statements under oath in a deposition during the US Department of (...)

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