District of Columbia
Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2005
Duke University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2002; Phi Beta Kappa
Greg Skidmore helps clients solve their toughest problems both in the courtroom and in the boardroom. His clients include large corporations, small businesses and individuals in a range of industries, including health care, telecommunications, manufacturing, finance and energy.
Greg has represented clients in court in more than 20 states, eight federal Courts of Appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has argued and won cases for clients at every stage of litigation, including dispositive motions, class certification, trial and appeal. He also represents clients in investigations by federal and state enforcement agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice and state attorneys general.
Clients trust Greg with their business matters. He assists with structuring business agreements, evaluating and minimizing risk in business operations, and maintaining compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Greg has particular experience advising clients on antitrust matters and assisting clients in obtaining antitrust clearance for mergers and acquisitions.
Before joining Robinson Bradshaw, Greg was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, D.C.
Complex Commercial Litigation
Lead national counsel defending a Fortune 20 telecommunications company in a series of cases alleging False Claims Act and other claims related to the alleged under-collection of certain government taxes.
Counsel defending a national gas distributor in a case alleging unfair business practices and related claims.
Successfully argued to defeat certification of a purported class of indirect purchasers in an antitrust case where plaintiffs sought more than $2 billion in damages.
Represented a major natural gas company in a series of actions where hundreds of Ohio landowners sought to terminate their oil and gas leases. Successfully moved for and won summary judgment in federal court, and the judgment was affirmed by the Sixth Circuit. Subsequently won a parallel state court action and successfully argued in favor of affirming that victory in the Ohio Court of Appeals.
Represented a major financial institution in a yearlong Examiner investigation stemming from the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of its wholly owned mortgage subsidiary.
Trial counsel for a government contractor in a three-week AAA arbitration arising out of a dispute over a U.S. Army contract worth $6 billion. The panel unanimously ruled in favor of the client and awarded damages.
Advises clients in a range of industries on antitrust and competition issues.
Obtained antitrust clearance from the Federal Trade Commission and Washington attorney general for a $100 million acquisition in Washington state.
Won a motion to dismiss a case brought by the Federal Trade Commission alleging that a settlement agreement resolving patent litigation concerning the drug AndroGel® violated the antitrust laws.
Won a motion for summary judgment that dismissed all antitrust claims brought against the subsidiary of one of the nation's largest aviation companies.
Government Enforcement and Investigations
Represents clients in a range of industries in confidential investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by the Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general in more than a dozen states.
Represented a major pharmaceutical manufacturer in negotiating settlements and consent decrees with the Federal Trade Commission and 48 state attorneys general to resolve multibillion-dollar litigation.
Business Advice and Counseling
Advises clients on structuring investments and joint ventures to minimize litigation risk.
Serves as outside general counsel for a Grammy-winning music group.
Represents an Emmy-nominated television producer in business matters.
Advises pharmaceutical companies on structuring settlements and related business agreements.
After being retained on appeal, obtained a reversal of a district court ruling that an oil and gas lease held by the client had terminated for failure to conduct operations, and judgment was entered for the client.
Successfully argued for affirmance of a district court order awarding client fees for serving as an independent fiduciary appointed to oversee an ERISA plan.
In a case of first impression, authored a successful en banc petition and brief arguing that District of Columbia courts, like federal courts, require a plaintiff to allege an injury-in-fact to have standing.
On behalf of a pro bono client, successfully argued for reversal of a district court order dismissing as untimely a petition for writ of habeas corpus.
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