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

Bruce D. Sokler


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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
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University Princeton University, B.A., 1971
Law SchoolGeorgetown University, J.D., 1974
Admitted1975, District of Columbia; 1984, Massachusetts

Professional & Community Involvement
•Member, American Bar Association
•Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
•Member, Federal Communications Bar Association


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.

• 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 )

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

Speaking Engagements
• 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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Tenth Circuit Affirms Class Certification and Price Fixing Verdict Against Dow Chemical
Robert G. Kidwell,Helen J. Kim,Farrah Short,Bruce D. Sokler, October 10, 2014
The Tenth Circuit recently affirmed both class certification and one of the largest verdicts issued in the U.S. this year, denying Dow Chemical Company’s (“Dow”) appeal in a price fixing case related to polyurethane products. In Re: Urethane Antitrust Litigation, No. 13-3215 (10th...

DOJ Antitrust Enforcers Take to the Bully Pulpit on Prosecuting Antitrust Crimes and Antitrust Compliance Programs
Robert G. Kidwell,Bruce D. Sokler, September 23, 2014
In recent years, antitrust criminal enforcement efforts have increased around the world. These efforts focus mainly on cartels — which the Supreme Court calls “the supreme evil of antitrust” — that conspire to fix prices, rig bids, or allocate markets. Courts have imposed...

No Bones About It: Tenth Circuit Permits Narrowest Market Definition and Raises the Bar for an Entry Defense When Reinstating Monopolization Suit
Robert G. Kidwell,Dionne C. Lomax,Farrah Short,Bruce D. Sokler, August 15, 2014
On August 5, 2014, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated claims of monopolization and attempted monopolization under Section 2 of the Sherman Act brought by a manufacturer of surgical bone mills against a competitor. In reversing the district court's grant of summary judgment for the...

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Bruce D. Sokler

701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20004-2608


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