Rita Sinkfield Belin advises on the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) review process required to obtain federal antitrust approval for various types of acquisitions, including large, complex M&A and joint venture transactions.

Bio

Ms. Belin counsels on reportability and transaction structure issues and works closely with clients to develop and execute an efficient, compliant and complete filing strategy that ultimately receives federal clearance. She has extensive experience representing companies worldwide across a wide variety of industries, including automotive, financial services, food, health care, insurance, energy, retail, entertainment and technology. Recently, she has advised Permira, Veritas, BlackRock, Mars and JAB.

Ms. Belin has leadership roles on several bar associations, including the leadership team for the Section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association and the executive committee of the Antitrust Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. She frequently co-authors Skadden’s client alerts regarding regulatory developments surrounding HSR and assists with updating the leading treatise on HSR rules and applications, "Acquisitions Under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act."

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Howard University School of Law, 1995 (cum laude; Technical Editor, Howard University Law Journal)
  • B.A., Spelman College, 1991

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Rita Sinkfield Belin