Significant Antitrust Issues for Healthcare & Pharma Industries: A 2016 Perspective
The fast-evolving antitrust landscape of pharmaceutical and healthcare industries continuously challenges healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations worldwide. Most of the professionals coming from these sectors find it hard to cope with the increasing disputes and demands, resulting to losses and legal risks.
In order to avoid or minimize future compliance and regulatory damages, companies should establish a robust internal processes to be able to keep up with the changes in both healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
In a two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide comprehensive insights into the fundamentals of pharmaceutical and healthcare antitrust law as well as recent antitrust developments in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
Key topics include:
- Antitrust Law in Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Industries – an Overview
- Significant Pharmaceutical Antitrust Cases
- Reverse Payment Case under Actavis
- Product-Hopping Antitrust Cases
- REMS Antitrust Cases
- Risks and Legal Challenges
- Recent Developments
Michael S. McFalls, Partner
Ropes & Gray
- Hatch-Waxman Settlement Cases Post-Actavis
- Actavis Holding
- The Morning After: Private Actions Post-Actavis
- FTC Actions
- Bottom Line: Probabistic Thinking
- Refusals to Provide Samples for Bioequivalence Testing
- Speciality Pharmacy and REMS
- Challenges and Legal Theories
- FTC Views
- Product Transitions, or Product-Hopping
- The Issues
- Horizon Questions
- Pricing and Contracting
- Single Product: Eisai
- Bundling/Multi-Product Pricing
- Horizon Issues: Combination Therapies and Pricing
Sally Woodhouse, Vice President
- Overview of generic price fixing cases
- Drugs at issue
- NADAC Price Charts from Indirect Purchaser Complaints
- IMS Price and Quantity Charts
- Potential Issues
- What’s Next?
Jonathan K. Waldrop, Partner
Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP
- Trends in state and federal antitrust policy
- The merger enforcement environment
- Physician Consolidation developments
- Criminal enforcement of the antitrust laws
- Recommended approaches
Who Should Attend:
- Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Lawyers
- Healthcare Service Providers
- Pharmaceutical Firms
- Drug Manufacturing Executives
- Health and Pharmaceutical Professionals
- Senior Officers from Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Institutes
- Compliance Officers
- Other related/interested Professionals and Organizations
Sally Woodhouse is a vice president of Cornerstone Research, a leading provider of economic consulting for commercial litigation and regulatory proceedings. She heads the firm’s pharmaceuticals and healthcare practice. Within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, Dr. Woodhouse consults on antitrust, intellectual property, False Claims Act, product misrepresentation, and breach of contract cases. Her experience includes assessing market definition, market power, competitive effects, class certification, commercial success, irreparable harm, and damages.
Sally Woodhouse is a vice president of Cornerstone Research, a leading provider of economic consulting for commercial litigation and regulatory …
Jonathan K. Waldrop represents industry leading companies in patent and trademark litigation involving interactive web technologies, video-on-demand telecommunications, cable technology, computer-assisted sales processes, medical devices, cooking ovens, gaming systems and complex financial transactions. He is also experienced in handling commercial and antitrust litigation matters.
Jon’s clients include Google, YouTube and Adobe, world-leading technology companies, and Cox Communications, the third largest cable television provider in the U.S. He has acted as lead trial counsel in many cases for his clients and has a history of achieving favorable jury verdicts.
Jon is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, The Legal 500, and as a Northern California and Georgia “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. Jon also earned the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's "Master Advocate" designation in 2015, and is a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America's Trial Lawyer Honorary Society.
Jonathan K. Waldrop represents industry leading companies in patent and trademark litigation involving interactive web technologies, video-on-demand telecommunications, cable technology, computer-assisted …
Mike represents leading companies across a variety of industries before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice in antitrust investigations and litigation. Mike has worked on some of the most challenging mergers and acquisitions in the antitrust world, and has also led the defense of companies in some of the most challenging federal and state AG antitrust investigations of commercial behavior.
In addition, Mike counsels companies on joint venture, licensing and standard-setting questions in life sciences and IT-based industries. He has spoken, written aand testified about antitrust issues involving intellectual property, and has chaired the Computer & Internet Committee and co-chaired the Intellectual Property Committee of the ABA Antitrust Section.
Mike’s non-merger work builds on his experience at the FTC, where he was attorney-advisor to Chairman Robert Pitofsky from 1998 to 2000. Mike participated in pathbreaking nonmerger investigations, including the first investigations into Hatch-Waxman settlements and product-hopping, as well dominant-firm issues in the semiconductor industry. He also helped draft the FTC/DOJ Antitrust Guidelines for Collaborations among Competitors.
In 2000, Mike returned to a large international law firm, where he shepherded major transactions involving Abbott Laboratories, Procter & Gamble and XM Radio (among others) through the agencies. He also represented a number of life sciences companies in FTC and DOJ investigations, none of which resulted in agency challenges or consent decrees. Among his clients are Pfizer, Biogen, Medtronic, TPG and Bain. Mike joined Ropes & Gray in 2010.
Mike represents leading companies across a variety of industries before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice in antitrust …
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About Cornerstone Research
Cornerstone Research provides economic and financial consulting and expert testimony in all phases of complex litigation and regulatory proceedings. The firm works with an extensive network of prominent faculty and industry practitioners to identify the best-qualified expert for each assignment. Cornerstone Research has earned a reputation for consistent high quality and effectiveness by delivering rigorous, state-of-the-art analysis for over twenty-five years. The firm has more than five hundred staff and offices in Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, New York, San Francisco, and Washington.
About Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP
Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP is a national law firm primarily focusing on complex commercial litigation. The firm’s highly talented lawyers are committed to pursuing creative, aggressive and innovative approaches to our clients’ most challenging legal matters. Our clients include leading companies in the high-tech, manufacturing, chemical, computer, energy, entertainment, consumer products, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries, as well as major hedge funds, private equity firms, commercial banks, real estate developers and investors, regulated utilities and individuals. Our lawyers have been recognized by, among others, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers in America, Law360 and Lawdragon for excellence in their fields. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta, San Francisco, Miami, and Newark.
About Ropes & Gray
Ropes & Gray is a preeminent global law firm with over 1200 lawyers in offices across the world. Founded in Boston in 1865, Ropes is a leader in serving private equity, life sciences, technology and health care companies across the world.