Lucas Ross Smith
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.
Luke also has defended public and private companies involved in antitrust class action lawsuits, ranging from allegations of price fixing to fraud. Working with businesses that face a wide variety of antitrust compliance challenges, Luke’s practice involves:
- Analysis of prospective mergers and acquisitions.
- Pre-merger antitrust clearance and investigations under the HSR Act before the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.
- Guidance on issues related to interlocking directorates.
Luke’s commercial litigation experience includes defending clients accused of False Claims Act violations and breach of contract. He also has experience leading major electronic discovery projects in complex litigation.
American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Media Mentions & Firm News
Vanderbilt Law Review