Robins Kaplan Attorneys Nominated for Antitrust Writing Awards 2021

May 7, 2021

Robins Kaplan attorneys Matthew Geyer, William Reiss, and Benjamin Steinberg have been nominated for Concurrences’ 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards.

Concurrences will select the winners based on votes received from readers, as well as the opinions of its handpicked jury. You can read the nominated articles and cast your votes for them at the links below. The articles are:

No-Poach Antitrust Standard Unclear In Franchising
By Matthew Geyer and William Reiss
October 22, 2020

Geyer and Reiss’s article was nominated in the Concerted Practices subcategory of the Business category. Published in Law360, this article explores the divergent approaches to analyzing no-poach agreements under the antitrust laws, and assesses the strategies plaintiffs and defendants are likely to employ in attempting to navigate ambiguities in the law. Read the full article and cast your vote here.

States Can Use the Coronavirus Response to Go After Insulin Price Gougers
By Benjamin Steinberg
April 9, 2020

Steinberg’s article was nominated in the Unilateral Conduct subcategory of the Business category. Published in Slate, this piece explores the COVID-19 healthcare crisis beyond the virus, including the loss of employer-provided health insurance. Without insurance, the costs of life-saving drugs can skyrocket. Insulin alone can cost $12,000 a year. So what can be done to keep insulin affordable during the crisis? One solution might come from a novel legal strategy that would test the limits of what constitutes illegal price gouging. Read the full article and cast your vote here.

Finalists for the awards will be chosen by Concurrences, and a winner for each category will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on June 30.   

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