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Bruce D. Sokler

  • Represent New York Stock Exchange Company a defendant major electronic component manufacturer in class action cartel antitrust litigation.
  • Represented one of the nation’s leading Academic Medical Center and affiliated networks in antitrust matters including merger reviews and in parallel DOJ Antitrust Division and State Attorney General investigations.
  • Represented one of the nation’s premier pharmacy chains in its $27 billion acquisition of a “big three” pharmacy benefits manager.
  • Represented a market leading producer and distributor of environmentally-safe household products in its acquisition by another transnational consumer goods company.
  • Represented a cable company in the first successful FTC clearance of the acquisition of an overbuilt cable system.
  • Served as antitrust counsel for a hospital in its merger with another medical center.
  • Represented major cable television providers and major programming networks in connection with a high-profile merger proceeding before the Department of Justice and state attorneys general.
  • Served as lead counsel for an American telecom company in a purported nationwide antitrust class action. The suit alleged that the cable operator’s practice of leasing set-top boxes to customers who also purchase cable television services constitutes an illegal antitrust tie.
  • Represented an American retail and pharmacy chain in an antitrust class action alleging unfair restriction for participation in a Rhode Island pharmacy network. We obtained summary judgment for the defendants, which was affirmed on appeal.
  • Represented the regional council for a construction trade union in connection with a lawsuit brought by other trade unions alleging that provisions in the defendant’s collective bargaining agreements governing subcontracting of work within the defendant’s claimed trade jurisdiction result in an illegal restraint of trade in violation of the Sherman Act.
  • Served as lead counsel for a major telecommunications carrier in multidistrict litigation involving 20 separate antitrust class action suits that were consolidated into a single MDL. The suits alleged that the cable industry’s practice of leasing set-top boxes to customers who also purchase cable television services constitutes an illegal tying arrangement under the antitrust laws.
  • Represent one of the nation's most prestigious health care providers and hospital groups, since its creation over 20 years ago, to help it make smooth and efficient acquisitions and respond effectively to government investigations.
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Mintz advised Seventh Generation, a maker of environmentally friendly household cleaning products, from its beginnings as a catalog company through its evolution into a leading “green” company. Mintz also represented the company in its sale to Unilever.
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Mintz has served as national transaction counsel for over 20 years for a Fortune 250 company that is a leading provider of kidney care. Mintz attorneys handle corporate, health care regulatory, employment, litigation, tax, and other related issues for transactions across the country.
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Mintz led a heavily negotiated settlement that enabled a large health care system to acquire a hospital and physician group. The joint Department of Justice, state Attorney General, and state agency investigation included a “second request” in accordance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act.
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Mintz guided a Fortune 50 corporation through a joint investigation by the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition and Bureau of Consumer Protection that included civil investigative demands and hearings. The corporation’s merger was preserved, and none of its actions was challenged.
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Mintz is leading a NYSE company’s defense in US criminal price-fixing cartel investigations and a US class action with nearly two dozen codefendants. Mintz is also coordinating with non-US counsel on related foreign actions regarding the alleged international cartel.