Helen J. Kim


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Practice Areas

  • Antitrust
  • Health Care Antitrust
  • Health Care
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Antitrust
  • Telecommunications Antitrust
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.434.7460
Fax: 202-434-7400
University University of Pennsylvania, B.A.
Law SchoolCornell University, J.D.
Admitted2008, Maryland; 2010, District of Columbia

Professional & Community Involvement

•Past Vice Chair, American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division of the Antitrust Law Committee


Helen practices on a wide range of federal regulatory issues, with a focus on antitrust and litigation matters. In her antitrust practice, she counsels clients on transactional matters, such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and issues related to compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. She also advises clients on competition law issues under the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, and the FTC Act. In addition, Helen represents clients in antitrust litigation matters, including private class actions and federal and state investigations into prospective and post-consummated mergers and acquisitions. Outside of her antitrust practice, Helen actively participates in the firm's pro bono program and has successfully represented an indigent client's application for asylum. She also spends her time working as local outside counsel for an Austin based non-profit consortium. She counsels and coordinates legal issues for the consortium, ensuring that their myriad legal issues are properly and efficiently handled.

Prior to joining Mintz Levin, Helen was an associate at a law firm in DC, where her practice focused on antitrust litigation and general commercial litigation matters as well as antitrust regulatory matters. Before attending law school, she was a legislative intern for Senator Edward Kennedy.


• Twelve Mintz Levin Attorneys Named Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (04.17.2015)
• Eleven Mintz Levin Attorneys Named Washington, DC Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (04.25.2014)


•Co-author, West Virginia AG Clears Merger Creating Second Largest Hospital Chain in the State with Conduct Remedy, Health Care Antitrust Alert (08.03.2015)
•Co-author, DOJ Sues Four Michigan Hospitals for Secret Agreements Not to Compete, Health Care Antitrust Alert (06.29.2015)
•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)
•No Active State Supervision, No Antitrust Immunity for North Carolina State Dental Board, Antitrust Alert (02.26.2015)
•Co-author, FTC Announces Annual Revision to HSR Jurisdictional Thresholds, Antitrust Alert (01.15.2015)
•Co-author, Tenth Circuit Affirms Class Certification and Price Fixing Verdict Against Dow Chemical, Antitrust Advisory (10.06.2014)
•Co-author, The Evolution of Efficiencies and Treatment of Quality of Care Defenses in Light of Changing Health Care Industry Dynamics, CPI Antitrust Chronicle (09.30.2014)
•Co-author, FTC Provides Useful Update On Antitrust And Health Care, Law360 (07.02.2014)
•Co-author, Antitrust and Health Care: An Update from the Federal Trade Commission, Antitrust Alert (06.24.2014)
•Co-author, DOJ Revisits Music Royalty Consent Decrees, Antitrust Alert (06.05.2014)
•Co-author, Federal Trade Commission Extends In re Polygram's “Inherently Suspect” Anticompetitive Analysis to Endorsements, Antitrust Alert (05.28.2014)
•Co-author, Antitrust Hospital Merger Policy Gets a Judicial Boost - Sixth Circuit Upholds FTC Decision Challenging Hospital Merger, Antitrust Alert (04.23.2014)
•FTC Continues to Target Pharmaceutical Mergers, Law360 (04.17.2014)
•Co-author, Is 4-3 the New 3-2? FTC Continues to Target Pharmaceutical Mergers, Antitrust Alert (04.16.2014)
•Co-author, FTC Check-Up on Health Care Trends Reveals New Competitive Wrinkles-Highlights from the FTC Workshop “Examining Health Care Competition, Health Lawyers Weekly (04.11.2014)
•Co-author, FTC Check-Up on Health Care Trends Reveals New Competitive Wrinkles, Antitrust Advisory (03.27.2014)
•Co-author, FTC Announces Annual HSR Thresholds Revision, Antitrust Alert (01.17.2014)
•Co-author, Fidelity Deal Review Suggests That There is a Maverick at FTC, Law360 (01.09.2014)
•Co-author, Is There a Maverick in the House? The FTC's Resolution of the Fidelity National Financial - Lender Processing Services Deal Suggests Commissioner Wright Is One, Antitrust Alert (01.07.2014)
•Co-author, What a Difference 16 Years Can Make: FTC Approves Merger Between Office Superstore Giants Office Depot and OfficeMax, Antitrust Alert (11.05.2013)
•Co-author, A Book on Books: SDNY Issues 160-Page Opinion Declaring that Apple Violated Section 1 of the Sherman Act by Conspiring to Raise E-Book Prices, Antitrust Advisory (07.15.2013)
•DOJ Assistant Attorney General William Baer's First Merger Challenge Confirms Continued Aggressive Merger Enforcement by Antitrust Division, Antitrust Alert (02.04.2013)
•Co-author, FTC Announces Annual HSR Thresholds Adjustments, Antitrust Alert (01.11.2013)
•Co-author, Second Circuit Applies the Filed Rate Doctrine to Electricity Rates Set by Market-Based Auctions, Antitrust Advisory (10.03.2012)
•Co-author, The Antitrust Agencies' Latest Favorite Target: MFN Clauses, Antitrust Advisory (09.14.2012)
•Co-author, FTC Uses Creative Remedy to Halt Cardiology Practice Merger: Requires Suspension of Employed Physicians' Non-Compete Contracts, Antitrust Advisory (08.09.2012)
•Co-author, Case Study: Polypore V. FTC, Law360 (07.26.2012)
•Co-author, Eleventh Circuit Upholds FTC's Merger Ruling and Divestiture Order, Antitrust Advisory (07.16.2012)
•Co-author, En Banc Seventh Circuit Further Opens U.S. Courts to Foreign Cartel Activities That Affect Domestic Commerce, Antitrust Alert (06.29.2012)
•Co-author, Rockford Returns - Part II: Court Grants FTC's Preliminary Injunction Against Hospital Merger to Preserve Status Quo for Preliminary Hearing, Health Care Antitrust Advisory (04.09.2012)
•Co-author, FTC Announces Increased HSR Thresholds, Antitrust Alert (01.24.2012)
•Co-author, Revisions to HSR Rules May Increase Reporting Burden for Investment Funds and Certain Multinational Businesses, Antitrust Advisory (07.11.2011)

Recognitions & Awards

Washington DC Super Lawyers: Rising Star - Antitrust Litigation (2014 - 2015)


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West Virginia AG Clears Merger Creating Second Largest Hospital Chain in the State with Conduct Remedy
Helen J. Kim,Bruce D. Sokler, August 7, 2015
The federal antitrust enforcement agencies have trumpeted their preferences for structural, as opposed to conduct, remedies as the solution to potentially anticompetitive mergers.[1] In contrast, State Attorneys General have been more willing to enter into conduct remedies, particularly in the...

DOJ Sues Four Michigan Hospitals for Secret Agreements Not to Compete
Helen J. Kim,Dionne C. Lomax, July 7, 2015
Late last week, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Michigan Attorney General (AG) filed suit against four southern Michigan hospitals, alleging that they secretly agreed not to compete with each other in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Act and Section 2 of the Michigan...

D.C. Circuit Affirms: FTC Can Change HSR Rules Targeted at Pharmaceutical Patents
Helen J. Kim,Dionne C. Lomax, June 26, 2015
In a confluence of IP and antitrust law, a three judge panel for the D.C. Circuit recently affirmed a lower court decision upholding the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) 2013 modification of regulations under the Hart Scott Rodino (“HSR”) Act to require reporting of...

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Helen J. Kim

701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
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