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 and media, manufacturing, consumer products, retail, 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.
Greg has particular experience in antitrust law. He assists clients in obtaining antitrust clearance for mergers and acquisitions, represents clients in antitrust litigation, and advises clients on antitrust compliance matters. He recently has served as antitrust counsel in mergers with a combined value of more than $8 billion.
Before joining Robinson Bradshaw, Greg was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, D.C.
Honors & Awards
- Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, antitrust, 2020
- The Best Lawyers in America, commercial litigation, 2021
- Charlotte Business Journal, Charlotte’s Forty Under 40, 2019
- Business North Carolina, Legal Elite, antitrust, 2019-20
- DC Super Lawyers, Rising Star, business litigation and antitrust litigation, 2014-16
- The Legal 500 U.S., 2015
- Law Clerk, The Honorable Julia S. Gibbons, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
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. To date, have achieved complete dismissals of claims, through appeal, in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Minnesota, Iowa and the District of Columbia.
Successfully defended a national gas distributor against claims in federal court alleging unfair business practices and related claims. The case settled on very favorable terms while our client’s motion for summary judgment was pending.
Successfully defended a national water treatment company in a False Claims Act action.
Represented a national oil and gas company in multiple litigations across the country.
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.
Trial counsel in Colorado federal court for three-week jury trial. Final judgment entered in favor of clients.
Regularly represents clients in obtaining antitrust clearance for significant transactions. Representative transactions include:
Fresenius Medical Care, the world's largest provider of dialysis products and services, in its $2 billion acquisition of NxStage Medical, a leading medical device company.
Raycom Media, Inc. in its $3.65 billion merger with Gray Television. Devised a pre-planned divestiture package that streamlined the Department of Justice review process and allowed for a timely closing of the transaction.
The $2.15 billion sale of Sound Physicians, a hospitalist company, to a consortium led by Summit Partners. Transaction was cleared without the issuance of a Second Request.
An international textile manufacturer in antitrust issues related to the sale of its North American division.
A large insurance company in the review of potential strategic transactions.
An international consumer goods manufacturer in the review of potential strategic transactions.
Fresenius Medical Care in its acquisition of an equity interest in Humacyte Inc. Achieved early termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period, which allowed the transaction to close in less than 30 days.
Fresenius Medical Care in multiple acquisitions of dialysis clinics.
Defends a large poultry manufacturer against antitrust claims brought in North Carolina federal court.
Successfully argued to defeat class certification in an antitrust case where plaintiffs sought more than $2 billion in damages.
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.
Defeated on a motion to dismiss antitrust claims related to the drug ACTOS® by a putative class seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.
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
Regularly represents clients in internal investigations related to, among other things, intellectual property and trade secrets, competition issues and employee theft.
Represents clients in a range of industries in confidential investigations and enforcement proceedings brought by the Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice 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
Regularly advises clients on strategies to minimize legal risks in all aspects of business.
Represents a Grammy-winning music group.
Represents an Emmy-nominated television producer in business matters.
Successfully argued for affirmance of an order dismissing a False Claims Act matter on standing grounds. Phone Recovery Servs., LLC v. Verizon of New England, Inc., 480 Mass. 224 (2018).
Obtained an order affirming the dismissal of a False Claims Act matter and denying leave to replead. Phone Recovery Servs., LLC v. Verizon Washington, DC, Inc., 191 A.3d 309 (D.C. 2018).
Successfully argued for affirmance of a district court order in an ERISA matter. Solis v. Malkani, 638 F.3d 269 (4th Cir. 2011).
Successfully obtained an order affirming the dismissal of an ERISA complaint for lack of standing. Malkani v. Clark Consulting, Inc., 441 F. App'x 164 (4th Cir. 2011).
In case of first impression, successfully argued that landowners could not use a routine provision to terminate their oil and gas leases. Koonce v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., 47 N.E.3d 876 (Ohio App. 2016).
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. Henry v. Chesapeake Appalachia, L.L.C., 739 F.3d 909 (6th Cir. 2014).
Successfully argued for reversal of a district court order dismissing as untimely a petition for writ of habeas corpus. Terry v. Gaetz, 339 F. App’x 646 (7th Cir. 2009).
In a case of first impression, obtained ruling that District of Columbia courts, like federal courts, require a plaintiff to allege an injury-in-fact to have standing. Grayson v. AT&T Corp., 15 A.3d 219 (D.C. 2011) (en banc).
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- Feb. 26, 2019
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- Aug. 10, 2018
- Robinson Bradshaw Guides Fresenius Through Antitrust Review of Two Transactions Totaling $2.3 BillionJuly 9, 2018
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- U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Litigation Advisory Committee
- North Carolina Bar Association, Antitrust and Complex Business Disputes Law Section, Section Council
- CMS Foundation, Board Member, 2018-present
- Dilworth Elementary School, Board Member, 2018-20
- Duke Charlotte, Board Member, 2017-present; Regional Co-Chair, 2019-present
- Duke University, Reunion Committee, 2017