United States District Court, D. Columbia
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff: Ethan Glass, LEAD
ATTORNEY, Mona S. K. Haar, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE,
Washington, DC; Ihan Kim, Kelsey Walter Shannon, Robin Susan
Crauthers, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, Antitrust Division,
ELECTROLUX, ELECTROLUX NORTH AMERICA, INC., Defendants: Carly
J. Rothenberg, LEAD ATTORNEY, JONES DAY, Irvine, Ca; John M.
Majoras, LEAD ATTORNEY, Lauren Miller Forbes, Andrew Turnier,
Theresa M. Coughlin, PRO HAC VICE, Hashim M. Mooppan, Joe
Sims, Kristen A. Lejnieks, Michael R. Shumaker, JONES DAY,
Washington, DC; Anand Varadarajan, PRO HAC VICE, JONES DAY,
Dallas, Tx; Dana Baiocco, JONES DAY, Boston, MA; Daniel E.
Reidy, Eric P. Berlin, Paula W. Render, PRO HAC VICE, JONES
DAY, Chicago, IL; Devin A. Winklosky, PRO HAC VICE, JONES
DAY, Pittsburgh, Pa; Erin L. Shencopp, Jeremy J. Gray, JONES
DAY, Chicago, Il; Gregory Martin, PRO HAC VICE, JONES DAY,
San Diego, Ca; Jeffrey J. Immel, PRO HAC VICE, ONES DAY,
Pittsburgh, Pa; Keira M. Campbell, PRO HAC VICE, JONES DAY,
New York, NY; Thomas Demitrack, PRO HAC VICE, JONES, DAY,
REAVIS & POGUE, Cleveland, OH.
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, Defendant: Paul T. Denis, LEAD
ATTORNEY, Anna Revathy Aryankalayil, Steven Andrew Engel,
DECHERT, LLP, Washington, DC; Michael G. Cowie, PRO HAC VICE,
DECHERT, LLP, Washington, DC; Christine C. Levin, PRO HAC
VICE, DECHERT LLP, Philadelphia, Pa; Craig Gerald Falls,
DECHERT LLP, Washington, DC; Paul H. Friedman, PRO HAC VICE,
DECHERT LLP, Washington, DC; Jonathan Ian Gleklen, Matthew
Aaron Tabas, ARNOLD & PORTER LLP, Washington, DC.
HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION, Movant: James Ian Serota, LEAD
ATTORNEY, GREENBERG TRAURIG, New York, NY.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION, Whirlpool Corporation, Intervenor:
Brian Byrne, Elaine Ewing, Larry Charles Work-Dembowski, LEAD
ATTORNEYS, CLEARY, GOTTLIEB, STEEN& HAMILTON, Washington, DC.
ELECTRONICS U.S.A., INC., Intervenor: Meytal McCoy, LEAD
ATTORNEY, MAYER BROWN LLP, Washington, DC.
HAIER AMERICA TRADING, LLC, Intervenor: D. Bruce Hoffman,
LEAD ATTORNEY, Matthew W. Modell, HUNTON& WILLIAMS LLP,
GREGG APPLIANCES, INC., Intervenor: Frank S. Swain, LEAD
ATTORNEY, FAEGRE BAKER DANIELS LLP, Washington, DC.
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC., Intervenor: Courtney B.
Dyer, Michael Edward Antalics, LEAD ATTORNEYS, O'MELVENY&
MYERS LLP, Washington, DC.
G. Sullivan, United State District Judge.
Intervenors (" Intervenors" ) object to the four
in-house counsel designated by Defendant General Electric
(" GE" ) to access Confidential Information
pursuant to the Protective Order. Intervenors argue the
in-house counsels' declarations do not sufficiently
demonstrate their lack of involvement with GE's "
competitive decision making." GE now moves the Court to
overrule the Intervenors' objections. Docket No. 142.
Upon consideration of the motion, the response and reply
thereto, GE's motion is GRANTED.
2015, GE identified Sharis A. Pozen, Aimee Imundo, Bradford
A. Berenson and Ronald G. Schroeder as the in-house counsel
designated to review Intervenors' Confidential
Information pursuant to the terms set forth in the Protective
Order. Between July and the present date, Intervenors sought
varied modifications to the Protective Order. See
e.g. Docket Nos. 57 and 80. The Court directed GE to
file amended declarations in support of Mses. Pozen and
Imundo and issued two Amended Protective Orders. See
Minute Order, September 7, 2015; Docket Nos. 110 and 140. The
modifications made to the Protective Order were designed to
ensure that sufficient safeguards were in place to deter the
misuse of Intervenors' Confidential Information. Still,
Intervenors object to the in-house counsel designated by GE.