In light of the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, Troutman Sanders and Pepper Hamilton have postponed the effective date of their previously announced merger until July 1, 2020. The new firm – Troutman Pepper – will feature 1,100+ attorneys across 23 U.S. offices. Read more.
Barbara T. Sicalides, a partner with Pepper Hamilton and head of the Antitrust Section of the firm’s Trial and Dispute Resolution Practice Group, was quoted in the April 3, 2020 Reuters article, "Trump Hosts Big Oil Execs at White House to Discuss Market Slump."
Normally any coordinated decision by U.S. oil producers to reduce output to boost prices would violate antitrust laws. But if the federal government leads the charge such an effort would arguably be legal, said Barbara Sicalides, an antitrust expert at Pepper Hamilton LLP.