Matthew Shultz has extensive experience advising clients on advertising and consumer protection issues -- including online and social media marketing, green claims, health and weight loss claims, and Made in USA claims -- and represents clients in consumer protection investigations by the FTC and state attorneys general. He is the Associate Editor of Arnold & Porter’s consumer protection blog, Seller Beware.
Mr. Shultz also has extensive experience obtaining antitrust clearance from federal and foreign competition authorities for mergers and acquisitions. He represents clients before the FTC and DOJ, and regularly counsel clients on antitrust issues.
Mr. Shultz has represented clients in a variety of sectors, including consumer products, energy, finance, industrial, online and mobile content, and pharmaceuticals.
Antitrust/Competition Representative Matters
- General Electric in its US$4.3 billion acquisition of Avio, an aircraft engine parts supplier.
- General Electric in its US$3.2 billion acquisition of Converteam, a leading provider of power conversion equipment.
- Talecris Biotherapeutics, a manufacturer of plasma-derived therapies, in its US$4.1 billion acquisition by Grifols.
Advertising & Consumer Protection
- RYADD, Inc., an online ticket reseller, in FTC and Connecticut Attorney General investigations related to online advertising.
- Cosmetic ingredient supplier in FTC investigation of product manufacturer’s advertising claims.
- Mobile content provider and aggregator in FTC and Florida Attorney General investigations related to mobile content marketing and billing.
- A high-profile media company in non-public FTC and state consumer protection investigations of its online commercial practices.
Barbara H. Wootton
and Matthew Shultz
"Federal Trade Commission Continues to Put a Spotlight on Pharmaceutical Patent Agreements
" Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal,