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Daniel Anziska

Daniel Anziska

Troutman Sanders LLP

New York, NY, USA

Dan Anziska focuses his practice on antitrust and related regulatory issues.

Over the past 15 years, he has participated in a wide range of antitrust lawsuits, on both the plaintiff and defense side, in the construction, modeling, sports, publishing, energy, battery, security and healthcare fields.

His practice also focuses on counseling parties on antitrust and related issues with respect to mergers and acquisitions, including assessing potential competitive impacts of transactions, drafting relevant deal provisions, and managing the substantive antitrust approval process with government agencies. To that end, Dan has also assisted the firm’s China-based clients on competition and national security (CFIUS) issues, including coordination with MOFCOM.

He also routinely counsels clients on distribution, licensing and trade association issues.

Dan has developed a reputation for counseling clients in a practical manner on strategic issues, with an emphasis on employing analytics.

Dan is on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section and routinely speaks on panels addressing competition issues.

Recent Representative Matters

Antitrust Litigation

  • Counsel to Bauer Publishing, one of five publishers sued by magazine wholesaler Anderson News in 2009 for allegedly perpetrating a boycott to drive it out of business. After extensive discovery, Bauer successfully moved for summary judgment on the basis that Anderson could not support an inference of collusion. The 50-page SDNY court opinion dismissed the case which sought $371 million in damages.
  • Representing a commercial bank in asserting a monopolization claim against a large Patent Assertion Entity for its acquisition of, and enforcement activities with respect to, a patent portfolio.
  • Represented the IBEW NY chapter in a boycott case brought by contractors with laborers affiliated with members of a rival union. After extensive discovery, the SDNY court granted summary judgment finding that the proof did not support an inference of collusion. The Second Circuit affirmed the decision.
  • Counsel for the manufacturer of battery separators in connection with a monopolization claim asserted against another battery separator manufacturer for a number of anticompetitive practices in the Western District of North Carolina. The matter was resolved.
  • Represented public utility in an antitrust action brought by the California Attorney General alleging a conspiracy to overcharge California citizens for energy. The case was dismissed on a Rule 12 motion.
  • Representing utilities / shippers in connection with the rail freight surcharge MDL Action pending in the District of Columbia.
  • Represented speedway association in connection with an antitrust lawsuit filed by the owner of a speedway against it and NASCAR. The matter was resolved.
  • Represented modeling company in putative antitrust class action filed in the SDNY.
  • Represented college conference on antitrust issues in connection with the former BCBS college football Bowl system.
  • Represented clients on confidential criminal antitrust investigations and successfully convinced the U.S. Justice Department to avoid pursuing criminal charges.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • In 2015, represented a California-based semiconductor company on antitrust and CFIUS issues in connection with a proposed acquisition of another semiconductor company.
  • Counseled and coordinated foreign antitrust analyses for a Georgia broadband-equipment manufacturer on a $2.5 billion corporate acquisition that successfully cleared full HSR review by the U.S. Justice Department within 90 days.
  • Counseled data company in acquisition that successfully cleared full HSR review by the DOJ following issuance of second request.
  • Represents China-based clients on a broad range of strategic and regulatory issues in connection with US-facing activities.

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator for NYSBA Antitrust Section Panel – “Pharma To Table: What’s Hot?”
  • Panelist for NYSBA Antitrust Section Panel -- “Feeling Blue: Antitrust Challenges to Health Insurers in the post-Affordable Care Act World.”
  • Moderator for NYSBA Antitrust Section Panel – “What Hath Leegin Wrought? Has State Enforcement Served or Stymied the Public Interest?”

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Antitrust Section Executive Committee Member
  • Faculty Lecturer with the Practicing Law Institute (PLI)

Rankings and Recognition 

  • Selected as New York “Rising Star” in Antitrust Litigation by New York Super Lawyer Magazine-Metro Edition (2013-2015).

Professional Experience 

  • Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2005-present (partner since 2008)

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