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Hershey Hospital Merger Webinar


Date: September 30, 2016

Time: 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Location: Webinar


Join us for a “hot off the presses” webinar where we examine this important decision and the court’s approach to 1) geographical markets in hospital merger cases; 2) the central role of the FTC’s hypothetical monopolist test; 3) the renewed emphasis on the testimony and role of insurers; 3) the place, if any, for the efficiency defense in merger litigation; 4) the relevance of merging parties’ forward-looking contracts with payers; 5) the capital-avoidance justification for mergers; and 6) the place of the ACA in hospital merger analysis. We will also discuss the effect that the Hershey decision might have on the FTC’s challenge to the Advocate merger, now pending after argument in the Seventh Circuit.

Presented by Mintz Levin's Bruce Sokler and Robert Kidwell.



Robert G. Kidwell is a Mintz attorney who counsels clients on business strategies, regulatory matters, policymaking and lobbying, compliance issues, privacy, and litigation. He defends clients in class action and competitor litigation, and guides transactions through merger reviews.
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Bruce D. Sokler


Bruce D. Sokler is a Mintz antitrust attorney. His antitrust experience includes litigation, class actions, government merger reviews and investigations, and cartel-related issues. Bruce focuses on the health care, communications, and retail industries, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.