Tara Lynn Tavernia’s practice focuses on all aspects of antitrust matters, including mergers and government investigations.
She also has experience with white-collar criminal defense and enforcement matters.
Tara joined the firm in 2012.
Abbott Laboratories in various transactions, including its $25 billion acquisition of St. Jude Medical and the $4.3 billion sale of its eye health unit to Johnson & Johnson
Medtronic in its $49.9 billion acquisition of Covidien
Tech Data Corporation in its $2.6 billion acquisition of the technology solutions business of Avnet, Inc.
3M in its $2 billion acquisition of Scott Safety from Johnson Controls and its $2.5 billion acquisition of Capital Safety Group from affiliates of KKR
Platform Specialty Products in its $2.3 billion public takeover offer for Alent, a UK-based maker of specialty chemicals
SUPERVALU in multiple transactions, including its $375 million acquisition of Unified Grocers
Other Notable Antitrust Matters
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals/Questcor in FTC and state investigations into whether Questcor’s 2013 acquisition of rights to develop and commercialize Synacthen Depot from Novartis violates antitrust laws
Faurecia in defending against civil litigation related to worldwide cartel investigations into automotive parts price fixing; obtained dismissal of Faurecia SA for lack of personal jurisdiction in a class action brought by indirect purchasers of automotive parts
Keurig Green Mountain in defeating a preliminary injunction seeking to block the launch of Keurig’s 2.0 coffee brewer
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