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Chris Yook is a senior associate in the Antitrust practice of King & Spalding. He advises clients on the antitrust implications of strategic business decisions, including securing approvals for cross border mergers and acquisitions. Chris also represents clients in government enforcement actions and complex civil litigation, including some of the largest class actions. He has been named a “Rising Star” for antitrust litigation in Washington SuperLawyers from 2016 through 2019.

His recent matters include securing one of the first dismissals of a corporate defendant in the In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation. Chris also holds leadership roles in bar associations, including his current appointment in the ABA Section of Antitrust Law as Vice-Chair of the Content Committee.

Publications

  • Contributor, Antitrust Law Developments (8th ed.)
  • Contributor, 2018 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments
  • Contributor, 2017 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments
  • Editor, Health Care Antitrust Week-In-Review
  • Antitrust Post-Mortem of the Health Insurance Merger Decisions, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Benchmarking and Information Exchange: A Survey of U.S. Antitrust Laws, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Spring Meeting 2017
  • Avoiding Failure: Applying Decision Theory to the Eminent Domain Jurisprudence, 20 Fed. Cir. B.J. 443 (2011)
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Credentials

J.D., George Washington University Law School, with honors

B.A., Johns Hopkins University

District of Columbia

Maryland

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of International Trade

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Matters

Obtained dismissal Porsche Cars North America, Inc. and Dr. Ing. H.C. F. Porsche AG from multidistrict litigation alleging antitrust conspiracy over technological advancements, features, and costs (In re German Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation).

Successfully represented WestRock Company in its $4.9 billion acquisition of KapStone Paper & Packaging as part of investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. The transaction was cleared without an enforcement action. 

Counseled Oschner Health System in an antitrust investigation of a joint operating agreement with Slidell Memorial Hospital.

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Obtained dismissal Porsche Cars North America, Inc. and Dr. Ing. H.C. F. Porsche AG from multidistrict litigation alleging antitrust conspiracy over technological advancements, features, and costs (In re German Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation).

Successfully represented WestRock Company in its $4.9 billion acquisition of KapStone Paper & Packaging as part of investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. The transaction was cleared without an enforcement action. 

Counseled Oschner Health System in an antitrust investigation of a joint operating agreement with Slidell Memorial Hospital.

Advised pharmaceutical company on antitrust implications of pricing policy.

Secured dismissal of generic pharmaceuticals manufacturer from price-fixing cartel multidistrict litigation (In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation).

Represented two Japanese automobile parts manufacturers in price-fixing cartel actions and government investigations spanning multiple jurisdictions (In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation).

Counseled medical device manufacturer on antitrust issues related to development of product distribution policy.

Second-chaired jury trial, obtaining defense verdict for corporation in civil action involving fraud and misrepresentation claims.

Insights

Article · Source: Antitrust Magazine

July 25, 2019
Perils of Perilous-Leading Theory and Output Decisions

Article · Source: Lexis Practice Advisor

March 5, 2019
Sherman Act Section 1 Fundamentals

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Matters

Obtained dismissal Porsche Cars North America, Inc. and Dr. Ing. H.C. F. Porsche AG from multidistrict litigation alleging antitrust conspiracy over technological advancements, features, and costs (In re German Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation).

Successfully represented WestRock Company in its $4.9 billion acquisition of KapStone Paper & Packaging as part of investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. The transaction was cleared without an enforcement action. 

Counseled Oschner Health System in an antitrust investigation of a joint operating agreement with Slidell Memorial Hospital.

See more
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Close

Matters

Obtained dismissal Porsche Cars North America, Inc. and Dr. Ing. H.C. F. Porsche AG from multidistrict litigation alleging antitrust conspiracy over technological advancements, features, and costs (In re German Automotive Manufacturers Antitrust Litigation).

Successfully represented WestRock Company in its $4.9 billion acquisition of KapStone Paper & Packaging as part of investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. The transaction was cleared without an enforcement action. 

Counseled Oschner Health System in an antitrust investigation of a joint operating agreement with Slidell Memorial Hospital.

Advised pharmaceutical company on antitrust implications of pricing policy.

Secured dismissal of generic pharmaceuticals manufacturer from price-fixing cartel multidistrict litigation (In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Pricing Antitrust Litigation).

Represented two Japanese automobile parts manufacturers in price-fixing cartel actions and government investigations spanning multiple jurisdictions (In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation).

Counseled medical device manufacturer on antitrust issues related to development of product distribution policy.

Second-chaired jury trial, obtaining defense verdict for corporation in civil action involving fraud and misrepresentation claims.

Insights

Article · Source: Antitrust Magazine

July 25, 2019
Perils of Perilous-Leading Theory and Output Decisions

Article · Source: Lexis Practice Advisor

March 5, 2019
Sherman Act Section 1 Fundamentals

View all

Credentials

J.D., George Washington University Law School, with honors

B.A., Johns Hopkins University

District of Columbia

Maryland

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of International Trade

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan