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Graham J. Hyman focuses his practice on antitrust and competition matters. Graham’s prior experience includes drafting Series A issuance documents, bridge loans, employee stock option agreements, operating agreements for subsidiaries, antitrust control questions for M&A deals and letters of intent for joint ventures and mergers. He also advised on antitrust implications of potential business combinations based on market share. Additionally, Graham previously was a summer associate on the legal team leading the Flint, Michigan lead poisoning class action and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) class action.Read Graham Hyman's full bio.
By Graham Hyman, Karolien Van der Putten, Jon B. Dubrow, Joel R. Grosberg, Lisa P. Rumin and David Henry on Aug 6, 2021
Posted In Agriculture, DOJ Developments, EC Developments, EU Developments, FTC Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions
In the United States, aggressive antitrust enforcement is likely to continue with the appointment of Lina Khan as Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair and the nomination of Jonathan Kanter to lead the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division. The premerger notification landscape continues to shift as filings reach another record high. Technology companies remain in...
By Lisa P. Rumin and Graham Hyman on Jun 30, 2021
Posted In Energy/Commodities, IP Antitrust, Monopolization/Abuse of Dominance
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ordered the transfer of a case asserting standalone Walker Process antitrust claims involving an unenforceable patent to the regional circuit, in this case the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Chandler v. Phoenix Services LLC, Case No. 20-1848 (Fed Cir. June 10, 2021) (Hughes,...
Senate Passes Bill to Substantially Increase HSR Merger Filing Fees for Deals Greater Than $5 Billion
By Graham Hyman and Gregory E. Heltzer on Jun 10, 2021
Posted In DOJ Developments, FTC Developments, Joint Ventures/Competitor Collaboration, Mergers & Acquisitions
On June 6, 2021, the US Senate passed the Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2021. The bill is co-sponsored by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), the Chairwoman of the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights; and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA). The bill amends the premerger notification provisions of 15 U.S.C. § 18a...
By Graham Hyman, Timothy (Ty) Carson and Gregory E. Heltzer on Feb 9, 2021
Posted In DOJ Developments, FTC Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a joint statement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) on February 4, 2021, signaling comprehensive changes to the merger review process. In a significant development, the agencies declared a moratorium on the early termination program for merger reviews. This policy shift signals a potential sea change in antitrust...