Oral Pottinger is a senior associate in the Antitrust practice at Mayer Brown. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, civil and criminal antitrust investigations, antitrust counseling, and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) cable and media representation. Oral also has extensive experience in advertising and consumer protection matters and has served as a trusted advisor to corporate clients identifying and implementing effective e-discovery solutions addressing any complex legal matter, including government investigations; class action discovery; and other complex commercial matters; addressing client needs, from information risk management and data-retention planning to discovery planning, e-discovery collection, processing, data analytics, managed electronic review and production. He has played a significant role in a number of high-profile merger investigations involving companies from industries including print and electronic media, technology, energy, consumer goods, chemicals, transportation, oil services and mining equipment. His experience includes:
- Several years of experience in Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (HSR) clearance of mergers and acquisitions, civil and criminal antitrust investigations and antitrust counseling
- Management of entire “second request” response and merger advocacy of high-profile mergers, including interrogatories, data specifications, document review and production, depositions, and white papers
- FCC cable and media representation with respect to license transfers and agency petitions
- Extensive experience in advertising and consumer protection matters
- Development of market knowledge in industries including print and electronic media, technology, energy, consumer goods, chemicals, transportation, oil services and mining equipment.
- Experience with regard to e-discovery and electronically stored information and the prevailing standards of compliance with the federal rules and recent jurisprudence
- Extensive experience working with economic, manufacturing, mining, survey and consumer perception experts preparing expert reports submitted to federal district courts, the US Department of Justice (DOJ), FTC, and the Federal Communications Commission.