Carla A.R. Hine focuses her practice on antitrust and consumer protection regulatory matters. She has experience in a variety of industries, including health care, private equity, consumer products, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, defense, energy commodities, gasoline, oil and related exploration products and services, metal products and sports teams.
Carla counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, collaborations and compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act and international merger notification regimes. She defends transactions before US antitrust agencies and international competition authorities. Carla has significant experience in government investigations before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ), as well as experience with administrative, so-called Part III litigation before the FTC, and in government investigations and antitrust litigation. She regularly counsels clients on information exchanges, collaborations between competitors, participation in trade associations, distribution practices and restrictions on interlocking directorates.
Carla helps clients identify transaction partners, avoid potential government inquiries, conduct permissible pre-closing activities, and respond to second requests and civil investigative demands. She also manages multi-jurisdictional merger filings.
In her consumer protection practice, Carla advises companies on federal consumer protection laws and regulations, including data privacy and information security laws, advertising regulations and financial practices.
While in law school, Carla interned with the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and also served as a legal intern to the Honorable Steven D. Pepe of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Carla served as editor for the 2003 National Symposium Editorial Board of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.