Michael Wise is of counsel in the Litigation Department in Paul Hastings’ Washington, D.C. office. He specializes in antitrust and competition issues.
Mr. Wise has substantial experience representing clients seeking transaction approval under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act across a range of industries, including cutting edge sectors such as health care and high technology. This experience includes successful handling of preliminary investigations and Second Requests, and Mr. Wise is savvy in the use of a range of technology platforms, document review options, and management strategies that can expedite the compliance timeline and minimize cost. In international transactions, Mr. Wise has successfully coordinated merger control filings for the European Commission and other foreign regulators to ensure consistency with respect to timing and substantive analysis.
Mr. Wise also has expertise in antitrust litigation and related matters, including both criminal and civil antitrust disputes. He has handled complex litigation arising under the Sherman Act and state unfair competition laws, including defending clients involved in government investigations and civil class action claims. In addition, he has represented several companies in negotiating and responding to Civil Investigative Demands and subpoenas from the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. He also counsels domestic and international clients on compliance issues in order to minimize risks of future litigation under the antitrust laws, including developing internal compliance policies and assisting with internal audits.
Since 2014, Super Lawyers has selected Mr. Wise as one of its Rising Stars in antitrust litigation.
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