Patricia Zeigler, Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office, focuses her practice on antitrust law with particular emphasis in Hart-Scott-Rodino Act compliance and counseling. Her experience includes advising clients on issues of reportability and interpretations of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and its regulations.
Pat also has experience in the applicability of foreign premerger requirements and filings with regulators in the European Union, Asia and Canada.
Pat served as antitrust counsel to two large industry groups establishing Business to Business exchanges for E-commerce transactions. She currently serves as general counsel to five large trade associations in a wide range of industries. In addition, Pat works with trade groups to set up and run joint purchasing organizations.
Prior to joining the firm, Pat practiced antitrust law for over a decade with Pillsbury Madison & Sutro.
In addition to being admitted in the District of Columbia, Pat is also admitted in California (inactive).
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the following new Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) filing thresholds, which will be effective for transactions closing on or after Feb. 11, 2013.
Any acquisition of voting securities and/or assets requires premerger notification to the FTC and the Department of Justice under the HSR Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder (16 C.F.R. Sections 801 – 803) if the following tests are satisfied and if no exemption applies (15 U.S.C. Section 18a(a)(2)).
Where a premerger notification is required, both parties must file, the acquiring person must pay a filing fee ($45,000 for transactions valued in excess of $70.9 million but less than $141.8 million, $125,000 for transactions valued at $141.8 million but less than $709.1 million or $280,000 for transactions valued at $709.1 million or more) and the parties must observe a 30-day waiting period prior to closing. READ MORE