Distance Learning

The FTC/DOJ Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines and Its Implications for Transactions in the Health Care Sector

Includes a Live Event on 04/07/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

Time: 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern (90 minutes)
Session Format: Live Webinar
CLE Credit Available:  Yes

In most states, AHLA webinars meet the requirements for continuing legal education and attorneys may self-apply for CLE credit. AHLA’s live distance learning webinars are pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states: Alabama, Illinois, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Please refer to Distance Learning CLE reporting procedure for more information.

On January 10, 2020, the FTC and DOJ issued draft vertical merger guidelines. While many agree that the 1984 Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines are outdated and long overdue to be rescinded, the issuance of the current draft guidelines is not without controversy. Although both FTC Commissioners Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and Rohit Chopra agree that the 1984 guidelines are outdated, they each take issue with the latest guidelines as proposed. This webinar will discuss the pros and cons of the draft guidelines from a legal and economic perspective, and provide insight into how application of the guidelines, once finalized, will impact the health care sector.

Level of Difficulty:  Intermediate

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Content Lead:

  • Antitrust

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Lona Fowdur


Economists Incorporated
Washington, DC

David Dahlquist


Co-Chair, Health and Life Sciences Industry Group
Winston & Strawn LLP
Chicago, IL

Founded in 1981, Economists Incorporated (EI) is one of the nation’s leading economic consulting firms.  We advise our clients and offer expert testimony within the context of litigation, arbitration, proposed mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory proceedings.  We provide research, analysis, and economic and strategic advice to legal counsel, corporations, trade associations, and government agencies.  Our economic expertise enables clients to resolve disputes, develop and implement competitive strategies, and formulate public policy. 

Our economists studied at the world’s premier graduate economics departments.  They have worked in high-level government posts and taught at world-class research universities.  Similarly, our research support personnel have undergraduate degrees from top-ranked colleges and universities around the country.
EI economists have consulted on the highest profile mergers, regulatory issues, and litigation matters.  Our economists have worked at federal regulatory and antitrust enforcement agencies, and they have testified in matters ranging from straightforward employment disputes to multi-billion dollar class actions.  In the typical EI engagement, the financial stakes are significant and sophisticated economic analysis is vital.