Antitrust Practice

John has a wealth of experience in antitrust law through his current practice, including the following:

  • Serves as antitrust counsel to a multi-specialty health care provider
  • Counsels various health care, manufacturing and other clients on antitrust issues arising in operational and transactional contexts
  • Represents manufacturing and other clients in responding to investigations, subpeonas and document requests from federal and state antitrust enforcement authorities, as well as from private parties engaged in civil antitrust litigation
  • Represented Massachusetts health care systems as acquiring or acquired entities in their Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) premerger filings and other antitrust issues
  • Successfully defended a health care system in antitrust suit in federal court in Massachusetts, obtaining dismissal of the case before discovery
  • Reviews and revises antitrust compliance policies for a variety of clients, and provides antitrust compliance training as requested

Prior to re-entering private practice, John worked in the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division from 1995 to 1997 and again from 2009 to 2014. In the New York Field Office in New York, New York, John investigated and prosecuted white collar criminal violations of antitrust and related laws. During this time, he successfully tried and convicted hospital facilities executives and bankers from a Fortune 500 bank. As a member of the Merger Task Force in Washington, D.C., John investigated and challenged potentially anticompetitive mergers in a variety of industries. Before his government service, John was a senior associate at a large law firm in Boston and as such defended five liberal arts colleges subject to DOJ antitrust investigation for alleged anticompetitive conduct in setting tuition, financial aid and faculty salary levels.

In 2017, John was a speaker and organizer of the Boston Bar Association CLE program,"Antitrust in Healthcare: Foundations, Operations, Transactions." He is a regular guest lecturer on "Antitrust 101 for Healthcare Lawyers" for both the Boston University Law School course on Health Care Transactions and the Maine Law and Public Policy course on Health Care Law and Ethics.

John is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Firm Highlights

Blog

OSHA Issues Emergency Temporary Standard for Healthcare Settings

Earlier today (June 10, 2021), OSHA issued COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) Subpart U applicable to healthcare settings. While OSHA has indicated that future guidance may be provided for other industries, today’s guidance is...

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Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

Publication/Podcast

Portland Maine Business Podcast with Tawny Alvarez

On this week's Portland Maine Business Podcast , a podcast with Shelby Turcotte of Shelby Trained, he interviews employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez who shares stories that contributed to shaping her as a...

News

Maine's Evolving Economy and the Future of Remote Work

On June 8, Maine Public published "The Future of Remote Work: The Outlook for Maine Employers and Workers As Offices Re-Open," covering its Maine’s Evolving Economy series that focuses on the shifts in Maine’s...

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Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

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Relay for Justice Virtual 5K to Benefit Campaign for Justice

The Maine State Bar Association New Lawyers Section (NLS) is hosting the Relay for Justice, a Virtual 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Campaign for Justice. The race will take place June 25-27th and will...

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IFOB “How-To”: Diversity and Inclusion Program

Join the Institute for Family-Owned Business for a program, "'How-To': Diversity and Inclusion Program," on June 24 at 8:30AM. Employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez will be presenting “Covering and Why it is Effecting...

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Can Nonprofits Require COVID-19 Vaccines?

On June 10, employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez spoke with Maine Association of Nonprofits for its blog post "Help Desk FAQ: Can Nonprofits Require COVID-19 Vaccines?" As MANP continues to receive questions from...

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32 Verrill Attorneys, Across Three Offices, Recognized in 2021 Chambers & Partners Guide

(May 27, 2021) – Verrill has been rated as a Leading Firm in a total of 11 categories and subcategories as evaluated by London-based Chambers & Partners, one of the world's most respected legal...

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Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Forms

As many readers know, on May 28, 2021, An Act Providing for Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave was passed. The Act creates a fund for the Commonwealth to reimburse eligible employers who provide...

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