A partner in Bricker & Eckler's Health Care group, Ed Matto's practice focuses on counseling and litigation in the antitrust and related competition law areas. His experience includes Hart-Scott-Rodino filings, dealing with federal and state antitrust enforcement agencies relating to mergers and acquisitions, advising clients on how to avoid antitrust issues, and defending clients in governmental antitrust investigations and litigation. He also is experienced in providing advice on protection of intellectual property rights and trade secrets, and in handling trademark, trade dress and patent infringement litigation.

Ed was formerly chief of the Antitrust Section of the Ohio Attorney General's Office and was litigation counsel at Borden, Inc. with an emphasis on antitrust and complex litigation. Additionally, he served for many years as Adjunct Professor of Antitrust Law at Capital University School of Law.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys
  • Trustee, Abbotshire Village Homeowners Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Former Trustee, Jefferson Meadows Homeowners Association
  • Past Board positions: Contemporary American Theatre Company; Columbus Light Opera
Presentations & Published Works
  • A Manager's Guide to the Antitrust Laws (published in the U.S. and Japan)
  • Frequent speaker and author on antitrust and intellectual property issues
  • Co-author, Legal Challenges and Concerns with Clinical Integrations, (Structuring Clinically Integrated Networks in Compliance with the Antitrust Laws), AHLA Annual Meeting, June 2013
  • Author, FTC Files Antitrust Challenge to Hospital System's Acquisition of Primary Care Physician Group Practice, April 2013
  • Author, Proposed Gainsharing Program Passes Federal Antitrust Review, February 2013
  • Speaker, Health Care Consolidation Trends vs. Antitrust Regulatory Barriers, Bricker & Eckler's Top Ten Trends and Issues in Health Care for 2013, Columbus, West Chester, and Cleveland, January 2013
  • Speaker, Intersection of Intellectual Property Rights and Antitrust Laws, June 1 & 8, 2011 at the Ohio State Bar Association (CLE offered)
  • Speaker, Impact of Revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines (FTC / DOJ), November 16, 2010 (webinar with ExecSense)
  • Author, 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines: How the Guidelines Will Change the FTC / DOJ Analysis of U.S. Mergers, November 2010, Terralex Newsletter
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Antitrust, Intellectual Property and Health Law Sections, American Bar Association
  • Council of the Antitrust Section, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Member Health Care Section, Florida Bar Association
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (antitrust law, antitrust litigation) 2005-2015
  • Ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers
  • The Ohio State University (J.D.) Associate Editor, Ohio State Law Journal; Phi Delta Phi
  • The Ohio State University (B.A.)
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