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Edward A. Matto

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 work includes mergers and acquisitions, unfair and deceptive trade practices, trade secrets, misappropriation of proprietary information, non-compete contracts, and misuse of trademarks and patents. Additionally, he helps clients with intellectual property asset protection and infringement litigation.

Ed is experienced in health care antitrust issues; in complex litigation, including intellectual property, antitrust and general business litigation; and governmental antitrust enforcement investigations and litigation. His experience also includes representing clients in multi-million dollar damage actions.

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...

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Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys

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
  • Recent topics addressed by Ed include: -- Intersection of Intellectual Property Rights and Antitrust Laws, June 1 & 8, 2011 at the Ohio State Bar Association (CLE offered) -- Impact of Revised Horizontal Merger Guidelines (FTC / DOJ), November 16, 2010 (webinar with ExecSense) -- 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines: How the Guidelines Will Change the FTC / DOJ Analysis of U.S. Mergers, November 2010, Terralex Newsletter

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Member Health Care Section, Florida Bar Association
  • Antitrust, Intellectual Property and Health Law Sections, American Bar Association

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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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Healthcare Consolidation Trends vs. Antitrust Regulatory Barriers

Healthcare Consolidation Trends vs. Antitrust Regulatory Barriers
Health Care attorney Ed Matto discusses the rapidly increasing consolidation trends of health care and the role of antitrust regulatory agencies.