Innovative Mag-Drive, LLC Acquisition
Represented Flowserve US Inc. in its acquisition of Innovative Mag-Drive, LLC d/b/a Innomag, a manufacturer of advanced sealless magnetic drive centrifugal pumps.
Movie Theater Merger
Represented Movie Tavern, Inc. in its merger with and into a subsidiary of VSS-Southern Theatres, LLC.
International Freight Forwarding Antitrust Investigation and Litigation
Representation of major global freight forwarder in an industry-wide international antitrust investigation into possible price fixing and other improper collusive activity.
Antitrust Counseling in Proposed Telecommunications Acquisition
Represented AT&T before the DOJ and FCC on antitrust matters related to proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA, including pre-merger integration counseling and planning.
Wireless Product Patent and Antitrust Litigation
Defense of leading wireless product manufacturer in federal litigation alleging patent infringement and antitrust violations.
Fire Suppression Products Industry Acquisition
Representation of global manufacturer of fire suppression products in connection with FTC investigation of proposed acquisition.
International Cartel Investigation
Representing a major global freight forwarder in an industry-wide international antitrust investigation into possible price fixing and other improper collusive activity. As previously publicly announced by the company, the investigation began with a search warrant conducted by the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice and a simultaneous inspection by the European Commission. The investigation expanded to include investigations by antitrust regulators in Brazil, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and Switzerland. Following announcement of the government investigations, a purported civil class action lawsuit styled Precision Associates, Inc. et al. v. Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd, et al.
was filed in the Eastern District of New York against more than fifty industry players alleging antitrust class action damages. During the course of the representation Haynes and Boone has assisted the company in issuing a revised antitrust compliance program. The representation has also required Haynes and Boone to coordinate co-counsel, counsel for individual employees, factual development, and electronic discovery issues worldwide. Many of the government investigations and the U.S. civil lawsuit are on-going.
L-3 v. Lockheed Martin, Northern District of Texas
Representation of L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, Inc. in federal antitrust lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas against Lockheed Martin. The lawsuit, which settled in 2010, alleged that Lockheed Martin violated the antitrust laws by monopolizing the international market for refurbishment of P-3 aircraft.
Marine Hose Price-Fixing Investigation
Representation of U.S.-based sales executive of an Italian company in a DOJ criminal antitrust investigation and follow-on civil litigation relating to antitrust violations in the marine hose industry.
FTC Section 5 Trade Association Investigation
Representation of major music trade association in FTC investigation and negotiation of consent decree relating to allegations under Section 5 of the FTC Act. Developed antitrust compliance policy and guidelines.
DRAM Price-Fixing Investigation
Representation of U.S. and foreign executives of a worldwide manufacturer of computer chips in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division into alleged worldwide market allocation and price fixing.
Food Flavor Enhancement Investigation
Representation of worldwide food supplier in a criminal cartel investigation by the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice into antitrust violations and collusion in the food flavor enhancement industry (MSG and nucleotides).
Oil and Gas Price-Fixing and Market Allocation Investigation
Representation of major oil and gas company in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division into alleged price-fixing and market allocation among worldwide producers of refining by-products.
Antitrust Counseling in Billion-Dollar Acquisition
Provided antitrust counseling to AT&T in its $67 billion acquisition of Bell South Corp.
Polychloropine Rubber Price-Fixing Investigation
Representation of executive of an Italian producer of polychloroprene rubber in connection with an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division into alleged international price-fixing.
DOJ Accounting Fraud Investigation
Representation of a corporation in a criminal investigation relating to accounting fraud.
Debtor Representation - Mirant Corporation
Represented Mirant Corporation and certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries in their Chapter 11 cases in Fort Worth. Mirant was an international company whose core business is the production and sale of electricity and electrical capacity. The Mirant Corporation bankruptcy is the largest bankruptcy case ever filed in Texas.
DOJ Price Fixing Investigations
Representation of corporations and corporate executives in civil and criminal international cartel litigation in a variety of industries.
SEC Insider Trading Investigation
Representation of a financial client in a 10(b) and 13(d) investigation.
Antitrust Counseling as Part of BellSouth Merger
Advising telecommunications company on pre-merger antitrust issues related to multi-billion dollar merger with competitor.