Navigating Parallel Proceeding Concerns In Complex Antitrust Multidistrict Litigation.
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania is currently overseeing a large, multidistrict litigation based on complaints brought by State Attorneys General along with private plaintiffs alleging antitrust claims against generic pharmaceutical manufacturers. At the same time, the U.S. Department of Justice has been conducting a years-long criminal investigation based on similar allegations. This panel will focus on the complexities of navigating these parallel proceedings while attempting to simultaneously protect the companies (and their individual employees) from civil and criminal liability. Topics will include the application of the Act of Production Doctrine, the pros, cons and dynamics of large joint defense groups in complex cases, and handling Fifth Amendment issues in civil discovery.
Moderator and Presenters:
- Seth Moskowitz (Kasowitz Benson Torres)
- Ryan T. Becker (Fox Rothschild)
- Sarah Kirkpatrick (Williams & Connolly)