Luke Smith represents companies across the nation in complex litigation and antitrust compliance. He provides antitrust counseling and analysis in proposed mergers and acquisitions, including Hart-Scott Rodino Act (HSR) pre-merger filing notifications. Other clients, primarily healthcare companies, have benefited from Luke’s knowledge of industry-specific antitrust issues, including clinical integration, accountable care organizations, payor/provider negotiations, and healthcare joint ventures. During the past five years, Luke has advised on transactions worth more than $12 billion, two thirds of which were in the healthcare industry.
American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
Represented Tivity Health, Inc. in its acquisition of Nutrisystem, Inc.
Represented Genesco in its sale of Lids its hat-focused division
Represented Western Dental Services, a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital, in its acquisition of Guardian Life Insurance Company’s Dental Service Organization
Represented American Physician Partners in its acquisition of Texas-based Emergigroup Physician Associates
Represented Hibbett Sports (Nasdaq: HIBB) in Acquisition of City Gear
Represented Wright Medical Group in its acquisition of Cartiva, Inc.
Represented Envision Healthcare in its definitive agreement to sell to KKR for $9.9 billion
Provided healthcare regulatory and antitrust counsel to Avella Specialty Pharmacy in its sale to OptumRx
Represented BluSky Restoration in its sale to Dominus Capital.
Vanderbilt Law Review