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Michael Hamburger is an associate in White & Case's Americas Competition group. He concentrates on antitrust litigation and counseling. He represents clients in both civil and criminal antitrust matters and has substantial experience defending companies in multi-jurisdictional cartel litigation, including at trial. He has also advised companies on obtaining antitrust clearance from domestic and foreign regulatory authorities for mergers and acquisitions.
Representing Anthem, Inc. in its defense at trial and on appeal against claims brought by the US Department of Justice to block Anthem's US$54 billion acquisition of Cigna Corporation.
Successful defense of electronics companies in criminal and civil cases involving allegations of price-fixing of LCD panels, resulting in no criminal charges being filed by the DOJ, a verdict finding that the companies were not liable following a seven-week jury trial, and a verdict resulting in no recoverable damages from the companies following a six-week class action jury trial.
Representing electronics companies in civil cases involving allegations of price-fixing in various electronics industries, including liquid crystal display panels, cathode ray tubes, and lithium ion batteries.
Obtaining merger control clearance from competition authorities in the United States, European Union, and several other foreign jurisdictions, for a leading pharmaceutical company's sale of a multibillion dollar business unit with global operations and assets.
Representing an investor group in its successful effort to purchase the Texas Rangers baseball club out of Chapter 11.
Drafting and arguing an appeal before the New York Appellate Division, resulting in unanimous reversal of a pro bono client's conviction and an order that all restitution be remitted to the client.
The Dodd-Frank Act and Federal Preemption of State Consumer Protection Laws, The Banking Law Journal, January 2011