FTC's Top Mergers Litigator To Leave Regulator

Law360, New York (May 8, 2012, 8:34 PM EDT) -- After more than a decade at the Federal Trade Commission, Matthew J. Reilly, who litigated some of the watchdog's most high-profile hospital merger challenges, plans to leave the agency May 18 but warned that companies going head-to-head with the enforcer shouldn't feel safer in his absence.

Reilly took over the FTC's Mergers IV unit — which focuses on hospital, retail and media tie-ups — in 2007, but always planned to leave after five years as assistant director, he told Law360 on Tuesday. The agency has not...
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