Merger/Second Request

Last Minute, Large-Scale Review

Problem

A well-known manufacturer and marketer of personal care and household brands was undergoing a merger with another hygiene and nutrition company, and the FTC and DOJ issued a Second Request to investigate the anti-competitive consequences of the merger. As can be typical of second requests, the timeline was extremely tight, and our client had to review hundreds of thousands of documents in under two months.

 

Solution

To meet the government’s deadline, within 48 hours we assembled a team of 50 contract attorneys to review the material for responsiveness and privilege.  We also provided project space, computers, and email accounts for all team members.

 

Result

The review was completed successfully and on time, and, because we housed the work at our project center, our client was able to oversee the review without having to carve out enough space for such a large team.