Thompson Hine Grows Again in Washington; Hires Tenth Lateral
Dan McInnis Joins Antitrust Practice as Partner
WASHINGTON -- April 16, 2014
Thompson Hine LLP is pleased to announce that Daniel Ferrel McInnis has joined
the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the Business Litigation
group. With almost two decades of experience in all facets of antitrust law,
he handles all the major aspects of the practice, including civil litigation,
cartel matters, mergers and acquisitions, and counseling. He previously
practiced at Akin Gump LLP.
McInnis’s antitrust practice focuses on civil litigation, government
inquiries, Department of Justice (DOJ) grand jury criminal investigations and
related class action lawsuits, as well as substantive agency reviews of
mergers and acquisitions. His broad litigation experience includes dispositive
motion practice, trial and appeal of complex civil matters, handling expert
witnesses, managing all aspects of document discovery (including ESI), and
conducting depositions and investigational hearings.
Among his many accomplishments, McInnis acted as lead trial counsel for
Penguin (USA), Inc. in the eBooks cases, which was recognized by Global
Competition Review as the Behavioral Matter of the Year Americas (2013);
represented Samsung in a wide-ranging U.S. criminal investigation and its
ultimate plea in the DRAM grand jury investigation; and played a key role in
defending The Coca-Cola Company in PepsiCo, Inc. v. The Coca-Cola Company, one
of the leading distribution restraint cases of the last decade.
McInnis also has represented clients in connection with antitrust
investigations of mergers and acquisitions, including over 20 investigated
deals, either through the Hart-Scott-Rodino process or post-deal
investigations. He has counseled and represented clients on matters involving
merger and acquisition investigations by the DOJ and Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) in diverse industries such as supermarket retailing, soft drinks,
commodities, oil and gas, and advertising. In addition, he has significant
experience in antitrust counseling and designing and implementing effective
antitrust compliance programs.
“Thompson Hine’s growing Washington office and antitrust practice were
extremely attractive and the right fit for me,” said McInnis of his decision
to join the firm. “The firm’s commitment to client service was also a major
draw. Finally, there are a number of complementary service areas that will
benefit my practice and clients, for example, the firm’s robust
transportation, corporate and manufacturing practices.”
In addition to his antitrust work, McInnis also has extensive experience in
handling consumer protection investigations and enforcement actions by the
FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection and state and local law enforcement
officials, including the investigation of companies for deceptive or unfair
acts or practices. He also represents clients in private litigation under
state consumer protection statutes and the Lanham Act, and provides guidance
on appropriate advertising and marketing practices.
“Dan is a great fit for the office and the firm. His extensive background in
antitrust work further enhances our existing practice, which recently added
Michael W. Jahnke, an antitrust lawyer whose practice focuses on M&A
transactions, joint ventures and government investigations,” said David A.
Wilson, Washington office partner-in-charge. “As we continue to expand our
Washington presence, his significant experience as a full-service antitrust
lawyer will be a tremendous benefit to our clients. We couldn’t be more
pleased to welcome him to the firm.”
These additions follow the arrivals of venerable trial lawyer Ugo A. Colella;
highly respected construction litigators John T. Bergin and Lawrence M.
Prosen; well-regarded intellectual property and IP litigation lawyers Clifton
E. McCann, John W. Ryan and Thomas M. Haas; and the addition of the prominent
transportation and international trade law team of Charles A. Hunnicutt, Brent
Connor and Patricia N. Snyder.
About Thompson Hine LLP. Established in 1911, Thompson Hine is a business law
firm dedicated to providing superior client service. The firm has been ranked
among the top four in the country for “Value for the Dollar” and “Commitment
to Help” by in-house counsel, and among the top ten firms for client service
excellence, according to The BTI Client Service A-Team: Survey of Law Firm
Client Service Performance. With offices in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland,
Columbus, Dayton, New York and Washington, D.C., Thompson Hine serves premier
businesses worldwide. For more information, please visit www.ThompsonHine.com.
Thompson Hine LLP
Sheila Turner, 202-263-4132
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