David Ettinger has led Honigman’s Antitrust and Trade Regulation practice for more than 35 years. He has litigated antitrust cases and represented clients in antitrust matters in a wide variety of industries in more than 30 states.
David is to our knowledge the only antitrust lawyer in America to have both successfully challenged and defended mergers on antitrust grounds. (U.S. v. Mercy, Saint Alphonsus v. St. Luke’s.)
David has an especially deep involvement in health care antitrust matters, on behalf of hospitals, physician groups and payors. His recent work has included serving as successful lead counsel in the landmark Saint Alphonsus v. St. Luke’s decision (the first litigated antitrust case challenging the acquisition of a physician group). David has also extensively practiced before the FTC, both in defending investigations of health care transactions and advocacy of FTC action against anticompetitive transactions on behalf of our clients. David serves as antitrust counsel for a number of significant hospital systems, including, among others, Trinity Health.