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Pharma Law USA
October 8 & 9 2024
The Westin Copley PlaceBoston MA

Eric Gannon
Partner at White & Case


Eric helps clients with antitrust matters, including civil and criminal defense as well as counseling for settlements of pharmaceutical patent litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic planning. Eric began at White & Case as a summer associate in 1997 and has been a partner since 2007.

Am Law named Eric and his team runner-up Litigators of the Week for winning In re Bystolic Antitrust Litig., No. 23-410, 2024 WL 2118248, ___ F.4th ___ (2d Cir. May 13, 2024) (affirming dismissal with prejudice under Rule 12(b)(6) of “pay for delay” antitrust allegations against six settlements of pharmaceutical patent litigation with alleged “side deals”). Eric successfully argued the dismissals on behalf of all defendants in the S.D.N.Y. and before the Second Circuit.

In September 2022, Law360 selected Eric as a Class Action “MVP,” one of only two defense counsel nationwide to receive that award. Law360 highlighted Eric’s role as lead counsel successfully arguing for the dismissal of a putative class action pharmaceutical antitrust case and in defeating class certification in a major securities fraud action.

Eric’s other notable representations include serving as counsel of record in the US Supreme Court for two pharmaceutical company respondents in FTC v. Actavis. Eric also has counseled more than forty pharmaceutical patent settlements that have avoided challenge by the FTC and class-action bar.

A former prosecutor, Eric served as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice, where he helped formulate US antitrust enforcement policy and manage the civil and criminal investigations and court cases brought by the Antitrust Division.

Eric clerked for the Honorable Walter K. Stapleton, US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the Honorable Federico A. Moreno, US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Agenda Sessions

  • Update on Reverse Payment Settlements