Carrie G. Amezcua
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Carrie G. Amezcua

Senior Attorney

Philadelphia, PA
 
 
 

How Carrie Helps Clients

Carrie focuses her practice on antitrust and trade regulation counseling and transactions. Carrie counsels clients on a variety of antitrust issues, including pricing policies, joint ventures, exclusive contracts, distribution practices, patent misuse and state action immunity. She has advised clients in healthcare regarding joint ventures, state action immunity, transaction discussions and planning, Certificate of Public Advantage application and general antitrust risks. For life sciences clients, she has advised on HSR reportability, citizen’s petitions and exclusive contracts. She has also analyzed market structure and market share for physician and hospital acquisitions. Carrie has counseled clients on distribution practices and exclusive contracts. She also advised clients in technology industries on patent misuse claims.

Carrie also handles antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions. She expertly handles the nuances of pre-merger notification filings and explains the requirements in plain English. She has also coordinated with local counsel in foreign countries for pre-merger notification filings. From an antitrust perspective, Carrie has advised clients on proper transaction and integration planning, transaction structure, due diligence and “clean team” procedures, minimizing risks of an FTC or DOJ investigation, and responding to FTC, DOJ or state agency requests for information. Carrie also has experience guiding clients through responding to Second Requests, Subpoenas, Civil Investigative Demands, Requests for Production and Interrogatories from DOJ, FTC, and private litigants in connection with challenges to transactions.

In addition, Carrie has experience in antitrust litigation in a variety of industries and venues. She has litigated a hospital merger through the FTC Part 3 Administrative Hearing process through to the Sixth Circuit. She litigated a patent misuse claim in the International Trade Commission. She has also defended clients against Sherman Act Section 1 and Section 2 claims filed in federal court. As a result, Carrie has significant experience in complex e-discovery issues, including collecting from individuals outside the United States and forensic collection and production issues.

What Clients Can Expect

Clients can expect that Carrie will bring her deep knowledge of antitrust, including her experience navigating the FTC and DOJ, as well as dealing with private plaintiffs, to each client. She treats each client as a partner and will thoroughly analyze her client’s goals and industry to come up with creative solutions to minimize any antitrust impact. Carrie’s experience in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, intellectual property and consumer products.

I believe there is usually a way to eliminate or minimize a client’s antitrust risk while also achieving the client’s business goals.

Outside the Office

Carrie was born and raised in Delaware, lived in the Midwest for a time where she met her husband and is now back on the East Coast. She is married with two wonderful kids and a dog. She loves hiking, traveling, practicing yoga and going to the theater, and she treasures time with her immediate and extended family and friends. 

Proof Points

  • Defeated patent misuse claims in ITC administrative proceeding against Rovi Corporation and related subsidiaries (In the Matter of Certain Products Containing Interactive Program Guide and Parent Control Technology and Netflix Inc. v. Rovi Corp., et al.).
  • Defended ProMedica Health System against complaint by FTC of ProMedica’s acquisition of independent hospital at FTC Administrative Hearing and Sixth Circuit (In the Matter of ProMedica Health System, Inc., File No. 1010167).
  • Directed and coordinated with e-Discovery team for collection and production of original hard drives and forensic images of devices to DOJ and FBI in auto parts criminal investigation.
  • Assisted in obtaining FTC antitrust clearance in 2015 for acquisition of CENTRIA by NCI Buildings Systems, Inc.

In 2018 and 2017, Carrie was recognized on the 2017 Washington, D.C. Rising Stars list.