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Thomas A. Donovan

Advised major direct mail advertiser on antitrust issues associated with formation and operation of joint ventures with competing advertisers.
Successful defense of Federal Trade Commission investigations of acquisitions by a leading cancer genetics laboratory of competing laboratories
Prosecution of monopolization claims based upon patent holder's alleged procurement of the patent through fraud on the U.S. Patent Office and through pursuit of involved patent claims.
Defended nuclear power plant designer from claims by a competitor for alleged Lanham Act violations and monopolization of a market for ancillary equipment
Successfully defended manufacture of heating equipment against sales representative's action to preliminarily and permanently enjoin termination of the sales representative's relationship with the manufacturer
Represented regional health care system in connection with Federal Trade Commission's investigation of a competing regional health care system's acquisition of a competing local hospital.
On behalf of a major metals producer, supervised the defense before the European Commission and South Korean competition authorities of a metals manufacturing joint venture beween a U.S. producer and a foreign producer
Successful Defense of federal grand jury investigation into alleged collusion among advanced metals producers
Advised waste recycling company on antitrust issues in joint ventures and other transactions with competitor
Defense of federal grand jury proceeding and follow on civil class action alleging price fixing in the purchase of crude oil.
For manufacturer of robotic equipment, obtained summary judgment dismissing sales representative's damage claim challenging manufacturer's right to terminate under Fair Dealership Act
Advised community hospitals in antitrust issues related to acquisition by regional health care systems.
Successfully defended Jameson Memorial Hospital in an action by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office to enjoin its merger with a large regional health system.
Defense of beer wholesaler against class action alleging unawful price discrimination and fraud
Successful pursuit on behalf of metals producers of damages claims challenging price-fixing among electrodes suppliers
Led defense of Ashland Oil, Inc. in connection with spill of an alleged 750,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the Monongahela River, affecting public water systems in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana. Proceedings included federal criminal environmental charges, 23 private damage class actions and federal and state clean up and natural resources claims.
Advised regional health care systems on antitrust issues related to mergers with competing hospitals
Advised savings bank regarding antitrust aspects of merger with neighboring bank
Advised leading wood treatment chemicals manufacturer on acquisition of competitor.
Advised major international chemical producer on plan to acquire competing non-U.S. producers of chemicals
On behalf of a major advanced metals producer, coordinated successfully obtaining approval by U. S., China, Korean and Indian competition authorities for joint venture between competitors in the manufacture of advanced powdered metals.
Defended distributor of specialized electrical distribution equipment against monopolization and contract claims asserted by customer
On behalf of a specialized chemical company that sold one of its operations, defended post-consummation FTC challenge to the transaction
Advised leading regional bank on antitrust issues associated with bank mergers
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