Ausra is a member of Dentons’ national Health Care practice group, resident in the Oakland office. She helps clients in the nascent cannabis industry achieve their business objectives by advising them on the sector’s rapidly evolving laws and regulations. Ausra’s experience in high-stakes antitrust litigation in the M&A context and in civil and criminal investigations was excellent preparation for counseling companies in avoiding the liability risks of operating in a highly regulated consumer industry.
Ausra also continues to advise clients in a range of sectors on contentious and non-contentious antitrust matters relating to proposed acquisitions, gun-jumping, global pricing and distribution policies, competitor collaborations and licensing arrangements. She has handled numerous “second request” merger investigations before the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission for clients in the cannabis, tobacco, health care and tech sectors, using cutting-edge technology to efficiently and cost-effectively manage the HSR Act investigations and persuasive advocacy to resolve the substantive competition law issues.