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Lauren Norris Donahue

Represented an individual in response to a grand jury subpoena from the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, concerning anticompetitive “no-poach” agreements in the health care industry.
Representing Chiyoda Manufacturing Corporation, a Japanese auto-parts manufacturer, and its U.S. subsidiary in a nationwide antitrust class action brought by various purchasers alleging a global price-fixing cartel in the sale of automotive parts.
Representing Nichicon Corporation, a Japanese electronic components manufacturer, and its U.S. subsidiary in a nationwide multidistrict antitrust class action brought by various purchasers alleging a global price-fixing cartel. These actions followed a criminal antitrust investigation conducted by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division.
Represented Nichicon Corporation, a Japanese electronic capacitor manufacturer, in a criminal antitrust investigation conducted by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division. The representation included coordination with investigations conducted in numerous other countries, as well as representation of both the parent and its U.S. subsidiary in numerous follow-on class actions and opt out litigations.
Representing Mayne Pharma, a global generic pharmaceutical manufacturer, in a nationwide multidistrict antitrust class action brought by various purchasers alleging an industry-wide cartel involving price-fixing and customer allocation agreements and conspiracies.
Representing a global generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in response to grand jury and investigatory subpoenas from the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and state attorneys general concerning alleged price-fixing and customer allocation in the generic drugs market.
Representing a U.S. wireless carrier in pre-merger antitrust compliance.
Represented a global agricultural equipment manufacturer in multi-district antitrust, consumer fraud, and RICO class actions involving lawnmower horsepower.
Represented II-VI in its $3.2 billion acquisition of Finisar. Lead antitrust counsel obtaining competition approvals in the United States, China, Germany, Mexico and Romania.
Represented the president of a transportation and entertainment industry company in a criminal antitrust investigation conducted by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division concerning alleged price-fixing and market allocation. The investigation was resolved without enforcement action against the company or its president.
Represented a large Japanese manufacturer of resistors and other passive electronic components and its U.S. subsidiary in a criminal antitrust investigation conducted by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division concerning alleged price-fixing and bid-rigging. We conducted a thorough and rapid internal investigation, and used the information to persuade the Antitrust Division to terminate the investigation against our client.
Represented the president of an oil and gas exploration company located in Oklahoma City in an investigation conducted by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division concerning alleged price-fixing, bid-rigging and market allocation. Our client was not charged in the investigation although a criminal indictment was brought against the competitor company and its president.
Represented a senior executive from a Japanese automotive parts manufacturer in an investigation conducted by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division concerning alleged price-fixing, bid-rigging and market allocation in the sale of plastic components.
Represented a senior sales executive from Pilot Flying J in an investigation conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Knoxville, Tennessee concerning fraudulent conduct in the withholding of diesel fuel price discounts.
Represented a senior executive from an automotive parts electronics manufacturer in an investigation conducted by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division concerning alleged price-fixing, bid-rigging and market allocation. The government was persuaded to decline prosecution against our client.
Represented a senior executive from an investment bank in Dallas in an investigation conducted by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division concerning alleged bid-rigging in municipal bond sales. Although the prosecutors in Dallas recommended a multi-count indictment, we persuaded the senior decision-makers in the Antitrust Division in Washington, DC to decline prosecution.
Represented the president of a major electronics and lighting company located in Amsterdam in an investigation conducted by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division concerning alleged price-fixing and bid-rigging in the TV monitor market. The government was persuaded to decline prosecution against our client although charges were brought against the corporation.
Represented a Chicago company that produces and distributes ice in a criminal antitrust investigation conducted by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and a civil antitrust investigation conducted by the Illinois Attorney General concerning alleged price-fixing among sellers of ice in the Chicago regional market and throughout the nation. We persuaded the Antitrust Division to decline prosecution of both the company and its employees, and resolved the civil investigation conducted by the Illinois Attorney General.
Represented an agricultural chemicals company from Australia in a civil investigation and litigation conducted by the Federal Trade Commission in the United States. The case was resolved through a favorable agreement.
Represented Robert Bosch GmbH, the world’s largest manufacturer of automotive parts, and Robert Bosch LLC in a criminal antitrust investigation conducted by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division. Representation included participation in the coordination of the company’s response to investigations in numerous other jurisdictions.
Advised multiple health care providers in the development of Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs), as well as other antitrust regulatory matters.
Represented a large health care system in its acquisition of a local hospital.
Advised a health care system on its potential acquisition of a competing physician group practice.
Represented Cascades Corporation in an antirust class action brought by direct purchasers alleging a conspiracy among containerboard manufacturers to fix or raise the price of containerboard products. We also represented Cascades Corporation in a related opt out action filed by Ashley Furniture, where we won our motion to dismiss state antitrust claims against our client, and, eventually, succeeded in having the entire action dismissed with prejudice.
Representing a poultry processor and distributor in response to a grand jury subpoena from the Department of Justice Antitrust Division concerning alleged cartel conduct in the poultry product market.
Representing the former senior vice president of sales for Starkist, a packaged seafood manufacturer, in a criminal antitrust investigation conducted by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division concerning price-fixing.
Representing a U.S. railway component manufacturer in a nationwide antitrust class action brought by employees alleging anticompetitive “no-poach”/“no-hire” agreements in railway employee labor markets.
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