Maria A. Raptis represents clients in connection with the antitrust aspects of litigation, mergers and acquisitions, counseling and criminal matters.

Bio

Ms. Raptis has represented clients before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice in numerous M&As, including Array BioPharma in its acquisition by Pfizer; NXP Semiconductors N.V. in its proposed but terminated acquisition by Qualcomm Incorporated; Gilead Sciences, Inc. in its acquisitions of Kite Pharma, Inc. and Pharmasett, and its 10-year global research development collaboration and equity investment in Galapagos NV; Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. in its acquisition of Cray Inc.; Intel Corporation in its acquisition of Mobileye N.V. and sale of its modem business to Apple; Airbnb in its acquisition of Hotel Tonight; TiVo Inc. in its sale to Rovi Corporation; SanDisk in its acquisition by Western Digital; Actavis in its acquisitions of Forest Laboratories and Warner Chilcott; Juno Therapeutics, Inc. in its acquisition by Celgene Corporation; Cineworld Group PLC in its acquisition of Regal Entertainment Group; Hewlett Packard in its acquisition of Samsung’s printing business; Valeant in its acquisitions of Salix, Medicis, Dermik, Ortho Dermatologics and Biovail; Rite Aid in its acquisition of Envision Pharmaceutical Services; NDS Group in its acquisition by Cisco Systems; Watson in its acquisitions of Actavis and Andrx; and StorageTek in its acquisition by Sun Microsystems.

Ms. Raptis’ litigation experience includes defending Actavis in suits brought by the FTC and private plaintiffs relating to “reverse payment” settlements for Androgel, representing Bausch & Lomb in connection with litigation challenging its pricing policies relating to disposable contact lenses, representing Actavis in a multidistrict litigation relating to patent settlements for Lidoderm and defending De Beers in connection with national class actions involving gem diamonds.

Ms. Raptis also has represented clients in connection with allegations of price-fixing or other criminal charges, including De Beers in connection with the resolution of a criminal matter relating to industrial diamonds.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2002
  • B.A., Columbia College, 1998

Admissions

  • New York

Maria Raptis

Partner, Antitrust/Competition
maria.raptis@skadden.com