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Logan M. Breed
Partner, Washington, D.C.
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Logan Breed concentrates his practice on antitrust clearance of mergers and acquisitions, antitrust litigation, and non-merger antitrust investigations. He also counsels clients on a wide variety of issues, including joint ventures and other strategic alliances between competitors; antitrust compliance; pricing, distribution, and distributor and dealer relations; and consumer protection matters. Logan represents clients in matters before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and various State Attorneys General. Logan has extensive experience in a wide variety of industries, including computer software and hardware, e-commerce, telecommunications, media and entertainment, defense, healthcare, and energy.

Logan has published a number of articles on antitrust and other topics. His published articles have appeared in Antitrust Magazine, MergerMarket, the National Law Journal, various newsletters of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, and the Virginia Journal of International Law.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
  • Represented ARRIS Group in its acquisition of the Motorola Home business from Google.
  • Represented Verizon in its acquisition of spectrum from a consortium of cable companies and the creation of joint marketing/development agreements.
  • Represented Research In Motion as a member of a consortium including Microsoft and Sony Ericsson in the acquisition of patents from Nortel Networks.
  • Represented H&R Block and Second Story Software in merger litigation against the Department of Justice Antitrust Division.
  • Represented ITA Software in its acquisition by Google.
  • Represented Alberto-Culver in its acquisition by Unilever.
  • Represented AdMob in its acquisition by Google.
  • Represented Amcor Ltd. in its acquisition of Alcan Packaging assets from Rio Tinto.
  • Successfully represented IBM in the Department of Justice's industry-wide investigation regarding non-solicitation arrangements between technology companies.


Hogan Lovells Publications
27 March 2014 "Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation Alert: New EU antitrust rules for technology transfer agreements.", Hogan Lovells

21 February 2014 "White House Announces "Major Progress" on Patent Issues." Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation Alert, Hogan Lovells

14 January 2014 "New York AG Settles With "Patent Troll" Targeting End-users of Patented Technologies." Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation Alert, Hogan Lovells

10 January 2014 "Judge Rules Non-Reportable, Consummated Merger Violates U.S. Antitrust Law." Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation Alert, Hogan Lovells

27 September 2013 "FTC Formally Proposes to Launch Section 6(b) Study on Activities of Patent Assertion Entities." Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation Alert, Hogan Lovells

05 June 2013 "White House weighs-in with plans to combat patent assertion entities." Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation Alert, Hogan Lovells

09 January 2013 "DOJ/FTC workshop explores the impact of patent assertion entity activities." Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation Alert, Hogan Lovells

12 December 2012 "DOJ/FTC workshop explores the impact of patent assertion entity activities." Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation Alert, Hogan Lovells

28 November 2012 "FTC files first enforcement action against firm seeking injunctions on FRAND-encumbered SEPs." Antitrust, Competition Economic Regulation Alert, Hogan Lovells

09 November 2012 "Likely antitrust enforcement during President Obama’s second term." Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation Alert, Hogan Lovells

23 October 2012 "DOJ economist outlines agency approach to antitrust review of patent acquisitions." Antitrust, Competition and Economic Alert, Hogan Lovells

12 October 2012 "DOJ and FTC consider NPE antitrust issues." Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation Alert, Hogan Lovells

17 May 2011 "FTC announces hearing on patent "hold up" in standards setting." Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation Alert, Hogan Lovells

28 May 2010 "FTC Approves Google/AdMob Transaction." Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation Alert, Hogan Lovells

15 December 2008 "Supreme Court Reviews "Price Squeeze" Monopolization Theory." Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

15 December 2008 "Antitrust Enforcement in the Obama Administration." Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

02 March 2007 "FTC Orders Compulsory Licensing for Rambus Inc.'s Monopolization Violation in Standard Setting Process." Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

06 December 2005 "Dual Developments in Cartel Enforcement." Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

11 May 2005 "Sentencing Commission Increases Antitrust Penalties." Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

15 October 2004 "FTC Reinstates Unfair Competition Complaint Against Unocal." Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

30 April 2004 "Amendments to Sentencing Guidelines Highlight Need to Update Compliance Programs." Compliance Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

Published Works
30 June 2014 "Merger Enforcement in U.S. Food Markets." Antitrust Chronicle, Competition Policy International

03 June 2014 "Apps, Ads, and Antitrust:." CPI Competition Policy International, www.competitionpolicyinternational.com

30 January 2014 "Judge Rules Non-Reportable, Consummated Merger Violates Antitrust Law." International Law Office

15 August 2012 "Supreme Court May Decide Whether “Reverse Payment” Settlements Violate Antitrust Law." InsideCounsel

29 June 2012 "Supreme Court to Determine Whether State Action Doctrine Can Be Used to Circumvent Antitrust Laws." InsideCounsel

04 June 2012 "The Benefits of "Scrambling" Merged Eggs." InsideCounsel

02 May 2012 "IP acquisitions and antitrust: How the DOJ analyzes patent acquisitions." InsideCounsel, Summit Business Media

April 2012 "F.T.C. v. Graco Inc.: Widening the difference between merger challenges by the antitrust agencies." Inside Counsel, Summit Business Media

01 March 2012 "FTC aggressively seeking to block provider consolidations while making way for ACOs." Inside Counsel, Summit Business Media

September 2011 "Reverse payments." Competition Law Insight, Informa Law

April 2011 "Comcast/NBCU and the Resurgence of Vertical Merger Enforcement." The Antitrust Counselor, Vol 5.2, ABA Section of Antitrust Law

Fall 2009 "The Proposed Credit Card Fair Free Act of 2009." ABA Antitrust Section Insurance and Financial Services Newsletter, American Bar Association

Winter 2008 "FTC v. Rambus: Did the Commission Get the Remedy Right?" Federal Civil Enforcement Committee Newsletter, ABA Section of Antitrust Law

October 2007 "New Antitrust & Competition Insight Mergermarket Report - Issue 7." mergermarket

September 2007 "How to Keep the Fox Out of the Henhouse: Monopolization in the Context of Standards-Setting Organizations." Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal, Vol. 19, No. 9, Aspen Publishers

01 June 2007 "New Antitrust & Competition Insight Mergermarket Report - Issue 6." mergermarket

01 June 2007 "The Tunney Act: A House Still Standing." The Antitrust Source, ABA

04 April 2005 "Merger Remedies: The DOJ’s New Guide to Old Differences with the FTC." Antitrust, ABA Section of Antitrust Law

17 January 2005 "Merger Remedies." The National Law Journal

PRACTICES
Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation
Mergers and Acquisitions
Technology, Media and Telecoms
INDUSTRY SECTORS
Technology
Media and Entertainment
Food, Beverages, and Agriculture
Technology, Media and Telecoms
Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services
Consumer
Energy and Natural Resources Group
Life Sciences and Healthcare
EDUCATION
J.D., Order of the Coif, University of Virginia School of Law, 2002 B.A., with distinction, University of Virginia, 1999
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Member, Section of Antitrust Law, American Bar Association
  • Vice-Chair, ABA Antitrust Section's Intellectual Property Committee
AWARDS / RANKINGS
  • Washingtonian Magazine, Top Lawyers, Antitrust, 2013
  • Nominee, Lawyer of the Year - Under 40, GCR 2011 Awards
  • Legal 500 US, Antitrust, 2012-2014
  • Chambers USA, Antitrust, Up and Coming, 2013 - 2014
BAR ADMISSIONS / QUALIFICATIONS District of Columbia Virginia
LANGUAGES French