Joshua N. Holian is a partner in Latham & Watkins Litigation & Trial Department and Chair of the firm's Knowledge Management Committee. Mr. Holian concentrates on federal and state antitrust and trade regulation issues. He represents clients across a range of industries in M&A transactions to secure the required antitrust clearances from US, European, and other antitrust regulatory authorities. He also counsels clients on distribution, resale, and pricing issues.
In addition, Mr. Holian advises clients being investigated by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission, and other antitrust regulators in matters involving allegations of price fixing, monopolistic practices, interlocking directorates, and other restraints of trade. Mr. Holian also represents clients in civil litigation and arbitration disputes alleging violations of state and federal antitrust laws, including claims of price fixing, market allocation, monopolization, price discrimination, below cost sales, and unfair competition.
Mr. Holian has contributed to a number of antitrust publications, including the American Bar Association's (ABA) Antitrust Law Developments (Sixth), the California State Bar’s California State Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, and the ABA’s Premerger Coordination Handbook. Mr. Holian also has presented at a number of antitrust programs and conferences, including presentations for the American Law Institute-ABA, Practicing Law Institute, and Law Seminars International.
Mr. Holian's representative experience includes advising:
- Avago Technologies, in its US$37 billion acquisition of Broadcom Corporation
- Orbitz Worldwide on second request proceedings in connection with obtaining global merger clearance for its US$1.3 billion sale to Expedia, Inc.
- Live Nation, Inc. in its US$2.5 billion merger with Ticketmaster Entertainment
- Energy Transfer Partners in its US$5.7 billion acquisition of Southern Union
- Electronic Arts in its US$1.3 billion acquisition of Pop Cap Games
- Oracle Corporation in defending against a US Department of Justice lawsuit to enjoin Oracle’s acquisition of PeopleSoft
- A major bank in civil antitrust litigation involving interchange fees in the Star ATM network