Farrah advises on all aspects of antitrust and competition law, including merger review, competitor collaborations, government investigations, private class action litigation, and general antitrust compliance.
Farrah specializes in counseling clients through the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) merger review process at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, including responding to Second Requests and providing substantive antitrust risk analysis for strategic acquisitions. She has obtained antitrust clearance for major, multi-billion dollar transactions in a variety of industries. Farrah also regularly advises on HSR reporting triggers for securities investors and provides strategic advice for non-reportable transactions with significant competitive implications.
She also has significant experience counseling clients on a wide range of other antitrust compliance issues, including information exchanges, competitor collaborations, joint ventures, licensing deals, exclusive dealings, and the creation of internal antitrust compliance programs. In addition, Farrah represents clients in state antitrust investigations, and provides guidance on navigating ex-U.S. merger control requirements.
Outside of her antitrust practice, Farrah serves as chief outside counsel to the National Network to End Domestic Violence. She also actively supports the firm’s pro bono program, representing indigent clients in immigration matters, including successful asylum and U visa applications. She previously served as chief outside counsel for a nonprofit that provides need-based education scholarships for the families of U.S. military personnel.
Prior to her legal career, Farrah was a program associate for the launch of the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School.
- Served as antitrust counsel to one of the largest American retail pharmacies. Our team represented the corporation in its transactions, litigation, and other matters before both state and federal antitrust authorities.
- Represented one of the nation’s leading hospital and physicians networks in connection with its acquisitions of three community hospitals and a large physician group.
- Represented a market leading producer and distributor of environmentally-safe household products in its acquisition by another transnational consumer goods company.
- Represented a leading provider of sample and assay technologies in the antitrust aspects of its $1.5 billion acquisition of another life sciences company.
- Served as antitrust counsel for a hospital in its merger with another medical center.
- Served as antitrust counsel for a leading provider of sample and assay technologies, and are currently involved in counseling and representing the company in merger and acquisition activities.
FTC Announced Increased HSR Thresholds & Publication of New Filing Fees
January 24, 2023 | Alert | By Bruce Sokler, Robert Kidwell, Farrah Short
New Law Hikes HSR Merger Filing Fees for Large Deals and Imposes Foreign Subsidy Disclosure Requirement
January 3, 2023 | Alert | By Bruce Sokler, Joseph Miller, Robert Kidwell, Farrah Short
FTC Policy Paper Supports Agency’s Long-Held Position in Opposition to COPAs
August 18, 2022 | Alert | By Bruce Sokler, Joseph Miller, Farrah Short
Increased HSR Notification Thresholds for 2022
January 24, 2022 | Alert | By Bruce Sokler, Robert Kidwell, Farrah Short
FTC, DOJ Launch Proceeding to Revise Antitrust Merger Guidelines
January 19, 2022 | Blog | By Bruce Sokler, Joseph Miller, Robert Kidwell, Farrah Short
FTC Issues Fines Totaling Nearly $2 Million For Failures To File HSR Notifications
December 27, 2021 | Blog | By Bruce Sokler, Farrah Short
Webinar Recording: Cutting Through the Antitrust Noise — What’s Actually Going On?
October 7, 2021 | Webinar | By Robert Kidwell, Joseph Miller, Farrah Short, Bruce Sokler
FTC Promises More Rigorous Merger Reviews
October 1, 2021 | Alert | By Bruce Sokler, Farrah Short
Staffing Company Criminally Indicted for Targeting School Nurses in Wage-Fixing and No-Poach Scheme
March 31, 2021 | Blog | By Bruce Sokler, Farrah Short
HSR Notification Thresholds Decrease in 2021
February 1, 2021 | Alert | By Bruce Sokler, Robert Kidwell, Farrah Short
News & Press
Biden Enforcers Fail to Stem Rising Merger Tide
October 22, 2021
Antitrust Case against BCBS to Continue under Per Se Standard
February 1, 2019
Mintz Honored by JD Supra's 2018 Reader's Choice Awards
March 19, 2018
Physician Practice Acquisitions And Antitrust Scrutiny
September 19, 2017
Mintz Named Top Firm in Energy and Eleven Attorneys Featured in JD Supra’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards
March 20, 2017
A New Meaning For FRAND In Korea's Qualcomm Sanctions
January 24, 2017
Mintz Represents Seventh Generation, Inc. in Sale to Unilever
October 27, 2016
Peoria hospital's exclusive contracts did not unreasonably block competition, federal court rules
October 18, 2016
What Have Merchants Gained From Payment Card Litigation?
August 10, 2016
Former NIU punter sues NCAA over scholarship, transfer rules
March 24, 2016
Rodeo Associations Fail to Rein in Each Other in Round 1
February 9, 2016
Events & Speaking
Cutting Through the Antitrust Noise — What’s Actually Going On?
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New York, NY
Recognition & Awards
- Washington D.C. Super Lawyers: Rising Star - Antitrust Litigation (2015)
- City Year Idealist of the Year (2015)