Robert L. Magielnicki is Of Counsel in the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. He has a multi-disciplinary practice and engages in a diverse commercial practice with emphasis on antitrust, domestic and international business transactions, and complex civil and criminal litigation.
Mr. Magielnicki has more than 40 years of experience in the fields of antitrust and competition, and business law, both domestically and internationally, including having served as General Electric Company’s Associate Litigation and Antitrust Counsel. In addition, Mr. Magielnicki also served as the Division General Counsel of GE’s Factory Automation Products Division in Charlottesville, Virginia and was counsel to GE at its corporate headquarters in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Mr. Magielnicki provides antitrust counseling on a broad spectrum of business matters including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing, distribution systems, trade association and standards development issues, Robinson-Patman Act issues, physician-hospital arrangements, teaming agreements, and joint buying arrangements. His experience includes counseling clients on the requirements of and numerous filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, as well as Exon-Florio and Office of Foreign Assets Control matters.
Mr. Magielnicki represents a broad range of clients in corporate and commercial matters, including companies engaged in telecommunications, aerospace and defense, semiconductors, consumer goods, commercial and industrial products, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. He also has represented a diverse array of clients in acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures, both domestic and international, as well as in numerous complex contracting and licensing matters. His clients range from privately-owned to Fortune 100 companies and include both domestic and foreign corporations.
On the international front, Mr. Magielnicki has represented clients in numerous transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, distribution arrangements and licensing agreements. He also has represented clients in investigations by the Competition Directorate of the European Union, as well as the national competition authorities of a number of European and South American countries, and the Japan Fair Trade Commission.
Mr. Magielnicki’s litigation experience includes representing corporations and individuals in both civil and criminal investigations and litigation, including class actions, involving Sherman Act and Clayton Act claims, securities fraud claims and contract claims. He also represents clients before the Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission.
- J.D., Cornell Law School, 1970, with distinction, Order of the Coif
- A.B., Rutgers University, 1967, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa
- New York
- District of Columbia
- Member, Antitrust and International Law Sections, American Bar Associatio
- Vice Chair, Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law
- Member, New York State Bar Association
- Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
- Member, American Health Lawyers Association
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