Ellen McNamara has provided exceptional client service using superb litigation and counseling skills on a broad variety of antitrust matters and internal investigations. Ellen’s recent antitrust work has included the defense of a foreign government’s investigation into alleged horizontal and vertical price-fixing by a US company and a multinational investigation into alleged horizontal price-fixing by a foreign corporation.
She has counseled numerous clients concerning a wide variety of cooperative activities among competitors such as joint ventures, teaming agreements, information exchanges, trade association activities, joint lobbying, and other activities designed to influence legislative and regulatory initiatives.
Her work has included the analysis of strategic acquisitions, advocacy before federal enforcement agencies on merger-related matters, including both opposition to and support of proposed mergers and acquisitions, and responding to second requests under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Ellen also has substantial experience with “Made in USA” advertising claims and in price discrimination issues under the Robinson-Patman Act.
Ellen has represented defense contractors and commercial suppliers to the US government in connection with Department of Justice and Inspector General investigations, as well as voluntary disclosures, qui tam and other False Claims Act cases, including responding to civil investigative demands, advocacy before the investigating agents and agencies, and negotiating creative resolutions of complex issues.
In addition to antitrust and contractor fraud matters, Ellen has represented clients in connection with a broad range of other government investigations. She has conducted numerous internal corporate investigations and advised corporate boards and senior managers on issues involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and whistleblower claims.
She also has worked with clients to review and enhance their corporate compliance programs. Ellen has spoken and written on these topics at bar association and continuing legal education events.
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