Bruce D. Sokler: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Bruce D. Sokler

Phone202.434.7303

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Practice Areas

  • Antitrust
  • Health Care Antitrust
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Antitrust
  • Telecommunications Antitrust
  • Litigation
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Communications
  • Cable & Broadband
  • Health Care
  • Technology
  • Communications & Media
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.434.7303
Fax: 202-434-7400
Internet: Each Attorney's Internet Address takes the following form: first initial, last name @mintz.com (e.g., rmintz@mintz.com)

http://www.mintz.com/professionals/detail/name/bruce-d-sokler
http://www.mintz.com/videos/Health-Care-Antitrust-and-the-Supreme-Court
 
University Princeton University, B.A., 1971
 
Law SchoolGeorgetown University, J.D., 1974
 
Admitted1975, District of Columbia; 1984, Massachusetts
 
Memberships 

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
•Member, Federal Communications Bar Association

 
Biography

Bruce is Chair of the Antitrust Section and in his over 30 years in private practice, he has developed extensive experience in a broad range of antitrust matters, as well as communications regulation, including associated First Amendment and copyright law matters.

In the antitrust area, Bruce's practice includes antitrust counseling and representation in connection with federal and state governmental matters, as well as private antitrust litigation. He counsels and has represented Fortune 100 companies, not-for-profits, start-up entities, trade associations and domestic and international joint ventures. Bruce has been involved in antitrust matters spanning a broad range of industries, but has particularly deep experience in the communications, health care, and retail industries.

In the communications area, Bruce counsels and represents clients before the Federal Communications Commission and the courts in a wide variety of matters, including rulemakings and their judicial review, constitutional issues raised by FCC actions, and merger reviews. Bruce has also represented copyright users in proceedings in the Southern District of New York and before arbitration entities established under the Copyright Act to establish copyright royalties.

Bruce served as the Managing Member for the firm's Washington, DC office from 1989 to 2001, and served on the firm's Executive Committee from 1989 to 2002.

During law school, he served as editor-in-chief of the Georgetown Law Journal. Following his graduation from Georgetown, Bruce served as law clerk to Judge Edward Allen Tamm of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Recognitions & Awards

Chambers USA: District of Columbia - Antitrust (2012 - 2014)
Washington DC Super Lawyers: Antitrust Litigation (2012 - 2015)
Best Lawyers in America: Antitrust Law (2012 - 2015)
Nightingale's Healthcare News: Outstanding Healthcare Antitrust Lawyer (2007 - 2009)
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Publications

•Co-author, Antitrust Scrutiny for Licensed Occupations: A Way Forward, Competition Policy International (04.27.2015)
• Co-author, FTC Flushes McWane in a Big Eleventh Circuit Exclusive Dealing Win, Antitrust Alert (04.22.2015)
• Co-author, 11th Circ. Exclusive Dealing Decision Is Big Win for FTC, Law360 (04.22.2015)
• Co-author, FTC Settles Radioactive Allegations Against Cardinal Health with a Near Record-Breaking Disgorgement Agreement, Health Care Antitrust Alert (04.21.2015)
• Co-author, Hospital Wins First Round Against Largest Rival in Antitrust Suit Alleging Illegal Exclusive Dealing Agreements with Insurers, Health Care Antitrust Alert (03.30.2015)
• Co-author, FTC Looks to Accelerate Oncology Drug Growth by Requiring Novartis to Divest Two Protein Inhibitors in Its Clinical Development Pipeline, Antitrust Alert (02.27.2015)
• No Active State Supervision, No Antitrust Immunity for North Carolina State Dental Board, Antitrust Alert (02.26.2015)
• Co-author, DOJ Releases Electrifying New Guidance on Standard-Essential Patent Policy, Antitrust Alert (02.11.2015)
• Co-author, Ninth Circuit Affirms FTC's Challenge to Hospital-Physician Group Merger, While Rejecting Efficiencies and Health Care Quality Arguments, Health Care Antitrust Alert (02.11.2015)
• Co-author, FTC and DOJ to Host Second Public Workshop on Health Care Competition, Antitrust Alert (01.26.2015)
• Co-author, FTC Announces Annual Revision to HSR Jurisdictional Thresholds, Antitrust Alert (01.15.2015

Newsroom

•Twelve Mintz Levin Attorneys Named Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (04.17.2015)
• Sixty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2015 Edition, (08.18.2014)
• Fifty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2014 Guide, (05.23.2014)
• Eleven Mintz Levin Attorneys Named Washington, DC Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (04.25.2014)
• Sixty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2014 Edition, (08.15.2013)
• Mintz Levin's Wins Significant Antitrust Case for C-SPAN, (06.10.2013)
• Forty-Eight Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2013 Guide, (05.24.2013)
• Nine Mintz Levin Members Named Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (04.29.2013)
• Featured in Q&A with Bruce Sokler, Law360 (04.10.2013)
• Mintz Levin Advises on Top Greentech Deal of 2012, (01.08.2013)
• Sixty Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 Edition, (08.24.2012)
• Mintz Levin Attorney Bruce D. Sokler to Speak at Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, (08.08.2012)
• Mintz Levin Represents Lowell General Hospital in Merger with Saints Medical Center, (07.10.2012)
• Mintz Levin Attorney Bruce D. Sokler Featured in Chambers USA 2012 Guide, (06.21.2012)
• Forty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2012 Guide, (06.07.2012)
• Mintz Levin's Energy and Clean Technology Practice Represents GreatPoint Energy in $1.25 Billion Joint Venture, (06.04.2012)
• Five Mintz Levin Members Named Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, (04.30.2012)
• Forty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2012 Edition, (09.06.2011)
• Bruce Sokler Named Outstanding Healthcare Antitrust Lawyer by Nightingale's Healthcare News for Third Consecutive Year, (01.07.2010)
• Mintz Levin Files Suit Against HUD on Behalf of Mississippi Residents Still Homeless Three Years After Katrina, (01.08.2009)
• Mintz Levin Advises CVS Corporation on its Acquisition of Caremark Rx, Inc., (03.28.2007)
• Mintz Levin Advises CVS Caremark Corporation on its Acquisition of Longs Drugs Stores, (11.06.2006)

Speaking Engagements

•Moderator, Health Care Antitrust Trends In 2015: What Is the Government Really Up To?, Mintz Levin, Webinar (04.23.2015)
• Speaker, The Direction and Economic Impact of Health Care Reform Post the Supreme Court Decision, 2012 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Maui, HI (08.13.2012)

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Mergers; Represented Partners Healthcare in connection with its acquisitions of three community hospitals and a large physician group; Represented CVS in the antitrust aspects of its $27 billion acquisition of Caremark; Represented CVS in the antitrust aspects of its $2.7 billion acquisition of Longs Drugs Represented Qiagen in the antitrust aspects of its $1.5 billion acquisition of Digene; Represented a cable company in the first successful FTC clearance of the acquisition of an overbuilt cable system; Represented Lowell General Hospital in its merger with Saints Medical Center
 
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FTC Flushes McWane in a Big Eleventh Circuit Exclusive Dealing Win
Helen J. Kim,Timothy J. Slattery,Bruce D. Sokler, May 6, 2015
The situations where exclusive dealing policies, explicit or tied to an aggressive discounting program, cross the line under the rule-of-reason remain far from clear. Because it involved appellate review of a Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or the “Commission”) ruling...

FTC Settles Radioactive Allegations Against Cardinal Health with a Near Record-Breaking Disgorgement Agreement
Helen J. Kim,Dionne C. Lomax,Bruce D. Sokler, May 6, 2015
In a 3-2 decision, as part of its aggressive antitrust enforcement in health care industries, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or the Commission) announced that Cardinal Health, Inc. (Cardinal) agreed to pay $26.8 million to resolve the FTC’s allegations that Cardinal illegally monopolized...

Hospital Wins First Round Against Largest Rival in Antitrust Suit Alleging Illegal Exclusive Dealing Agreements with Insurers
Robert G. Kidwell,Dionne C. Lomax,Farrah Short,Bruce D. Sokler, April 6, 2015
The waves of change affecting health care providers include reimbursement and funding developments, the impact of the Affordable Care Act, technological and medical advances, provider network design transformations imposed by payors — and antitrust. The Federal Trade Commission’s...



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701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
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