Diversity & Inclusion
Antitrust and Competition
Tara Reinhart focuses on civil litigation and government investigations, with an emphasis on complex antitrust litigation and international cartel probes.
Ms. Reinhart is the former chief trial counsel for the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition. While there, she led FTC trial teams through two preliminary injunction proceedings, and prepared for litigation in many other merger investigations, including RJ Reynolds-Lorillard, Zillow-Trulia, St. Mary’s Hospital-Cabell Hospital and Superior Plus-Canexus, among others. Notably, she led a team to victory in the FTC’s challenge to Staples’ proposed acquisition of Office Depot, one of the FTC’s highest-profile merger litigation successes in over a decade.
In private practice in the government investigations area, Ms. Reinhart has handled criminal and civil investigations by the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, the FTC and state attorneys general in many industries, including transportation, industrial chemicals, auto parts and others.
In the litigation area, Ms. Reinhart has handled many class actions alleging price-fixing for companies such as Hankyu Hanshin Express Co. Ltd., Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Southeastern Freight Lines Inc., Korean Air Lines Co. Ltd., Degussa and others. She has handled a number of class actions alleging monopolization and conspiracy to monopolize in pharmaceuticals, including claims of reverse payments agreements for companies, including Fournier and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International/Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp.
Additionally, Ms. Reinhart advises clients on antitrust compliance matters, including designing compliance programs, training executives and performing compliance audits.
J.D., Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (cum laude; Notes and Comments Editor, Health Law Journal)
B.A., University of North Carolina