Antitrust Immunity to Healthcare Collaborations: The Interplay Between State and Federal Antitrust Enforcement Authority

Broadcast Date: Thursday, November 05, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)
Doctor injecting vaccine
Dr. Subramaniam (Subbu) Ramanarayanan
Mitchell D. Raup
Colin Kass
John R. Ingrassia


About NERA Economic Consulting

NERA Economic Consulting ( is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For half a century, NERA’s economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation. NERA’s clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence.

NERA’s Global Health Care Practice covers the full range of litigation, regulatory/reform, public policy, and business strategy questions that arise in this complex industry. Our health economists have analyzed hundreds of mergers involving hospitals, health insurers, physicians, pharmaceuticals, and medical device companies. Many of these mergers have been reviewed by both US and European antitrust authorities. Our litigation experience covers antitrust issues such as monopolization, price fixing, unfair methods of competition, exclusive dealing, and other vertical restraints issues, such as those posed by integrated health care systems. In the area of public policy, our economists in the US and Europe have worked with governments as well as purchasers and providers of health care around the world to create competitive markets, develop alternative administrative strategies, and enact realistic health care reforms that can improve both the efficiency and the fairness of health systems around the world. We have also analyzed such topics as intellectual property protection, parallel trade of pharmaceuticals, and health care. Our work has been used by organizations such as the European Commission, World Trade Organization, and US Trade Representatives to improve the environment for pharmaceutical research and development.


About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 750 attorneys in 18 offices. Ranked in the top five percent of law firms for client service and top five percent of firms for innovating new and valuable services, the firm has risen more than 100 spots in Am Law’s annual firm ranking over the past six years. Polsinelli attorneys provide practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, and business litigation.


About Proskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer is a leading global law firm focused on creating value. Our roots go back to 1875, when we were founded in New York City. With 700+ lawyers active in virtually every major market worldwide, we are recognized not only for our legal excellence, but also our dedication to client service.  Our clients include many of the world’s top companies, financial institutions, investment funds, not-for-profit institutions, governmental entities and other organizations across industries and borders. We also represent individuals in transactions and other matters.  We have U.S offices New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago,  Los Angeles, Newark, Boca Raton  and New Orleans, as well as international offices in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Beijing and São Paulo.