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 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 Tivity Health, Inc. in its definitive agreement to acquire Nutrisystem, Inc.
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.
Represented NN, Inc. (Nasdaq: NNBR) in its acquisition of Paragon Medical
Vanderbilt Law Review