- Life Sciences
- FDA & Healthcare
- Mergers & Acquisitions / Premerger Notification
- General Counseling & Distribution
- Pharmaceuticals & Biologics
- Foods & Dietary Supplements
- Regulated Industries
- Government & Private Antitrust Litigation & Investigations
- Private Equity
- Private Equity M&A
- Latin America
- Advertising, Consumer Protection, & Privacy
- Defense Industry
Ranked the second-largest U.S. healthcare law firm by Modern Healthcare (2012)
Recognized as a top 10 law firm within the Life Sciences Regulatory Super League by The Practical Law Company (PLC) (2012)
Listed as Recommended in PLC's Life Sciences Multi-Jurisdictional Guide (2012)
honors + affiliations
Trustee, Gettysburg College
Former Trustee, Johns Hopkins University
Member, Law360 Life Sciences Editorial Advisory Board (2012–2013)
Former Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Food and Drug Law Journal
Former Executive Editor, Harvard International Law Journal
Recommended in the Regulatory area in the PLC Life Sciences Multi-Jurisdictional Guide (2012)
Recommended in the Competition/Antitrust area in the PLC Life Sciences Multi-Jurisdictional Guide (2012)
Recommended in the PLC Competition and Cartel Leniency Multi-Jurisdictional Guide (2012)
Listed as a leading lawyer, Life Sciences: Competition/Antitrust; Recommended, Life Sciences: Regulatory; Recommended, Competition/Antitrust, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2012
Listed, Legal Media Group's Life Sciences "Life Sciences Star" – FDA and Antitrust (2012)
Listed, International Who's Who of Life Sciences Lawyers 2012
Listed, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Washington, D.C. (2012)
Listed, Washington D.C. & Baltimore's Top Rated Lawyers, Business and Commercial (2012)
Listed, Competition and Antitrust, EuroMoney Expert Guide to Leading Practitioners: China (2011)
Former Chair, American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section, Committee on Labor Exemptions
Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell
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- Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
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Stephen Paul Mahinka is the chair of Morgan Lewis's Life Sciences and Healthcare Interdisciplinary Group. He also is a member of both the Antitrust Practice and the FDA Practice. The firm's Life Sciences and Healthcare Group, one of the nation's largest, is consistently ranked among the world's leading practices. Mr. Mahinka has practiced in both the antitrust and FDA/healthcare areas throughout his career, and is the founder of the firm's FDA and Healthcare Practice and a former leader of the firm's Antitrust Practice. He is also co-coordinator of the firm's Advertising, Consumer Protection, and Privacy Practice.
In the antitrust area, Mr. Mahinka's practice includes counseling and litigation concerning mergers, joint ventures, and other collaboration agreements; pricing and price discrimination; marketing and advertising; monopolization; Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and state investigations; FTC and state consumer protection issues; trade associations; the labor-antitrust exemption; and the application of the antitrust laws to regulated industries, particularly life sciences/healthcare and energy. He has testified before government agencies regarding competition issues in both the United States and Canada.
In the FDA/healthcare area, Mr. Mahinka's practice focuses on regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters throughout the product lifecycle, including approval, acquisition, licensing, marketing, distribution, pricing, and enforcement concerning prescription and OTC drugs, biologics, biosimilars, food and food additives, GRAS substances and packaging, medical devices, and dietary supplements; FTC, DOJ, and state investigations; Hatch-Waxman matters; FTC, FDA, and state consumer protection matters; joint venture matters regarding healthcare providers; and healthcare reform law issues. He has assisted with numerous life sciences transactions, including acquisitions, collaborations, and licensing.
As part of his competition practice, he has made numerous filings to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) concerning transfers of national security and critical infrastructure assets to foreign purchasers. Over the past few years, Mr. Mahinka has obtained clearances for nearly 40 transactions, representing foreign buyers and domestic sellers, in acquisitions, investments, and joint ventures. He has substantial experience with CFIUS and related U.S. government agencies in mitigating Foreign Ownership, Control, and Influence (FOCI) issues that may be presented as conditions to clearance of a proposed transaction.
Mr. Mahinka has published nearly 60 articles on antitrust and FDA/healthcare matters. He is a co-author of Food and Drug Law and Regulation (Food and Drug Law Institute, Second Edition 2011), of Life Sciences Mergers and Acquisitions (Aspatore, 2008), and of Winning Antitrust Strategies (Aspatore, 2004), and a contributing author of the ABA Antitrust Section's Pharmaceutical Industry Antitrust Handbook (2009).
Mr. Mahinka has presented more than 80 speeches on antitrust, FDA/healthcare, and CFIUS matters in the United States and Japan, at programs sponsored by such groups as the Food and Drug Law Institute, the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the Japan-America Society, the Washington Legal Foundation, the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society, IHOKEN (the Japanese pharmaceutical industry lawyers' association), and the Edison Electric Institute.
He is a former member of the firm’s Advisory Board and the firm’s Finance Committee and a former vice-chair of the Washington, D.C. office Management Committee.
Mr. Mahinka served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
Mr. Mahinka is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.
马欣卡先生善于处理涉及外国投资委员会和其他相关美国政府部门（如国防安全服务局（Defense Security Service ））的工作，在为解决潜在的外国所有权控制和影响问题，通过与美国政府签订协议作为条件，从而获得对某项拟定交易的批准等方面，具备十分丰富的实战经验。此外，他还协助客户适当地与联邦、州和地方政府的行政与立法官员进行协调，发表公开声明并建立联系，以此作为从外国投资委员会获得对某项拟定交易的批准的部分过程。
马欣卡先生于1971年毕业于约翰•霍普金斯大学（Johns Hopkins University），是著名的斐陶斐荣誉学会会员（Phi Beta Kappa），并于1974年毕业于哈佛法学院。
- Harvard Law School, J.D.
- Johns Hopkins University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa