Molly Wilkens is an experienced antitrust lawyer, focusing her practice on mergers; acquisitions; government investigations by federal, state, and international agencies; and antitrust litigation.
Molly has represented a variety of clients before the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, state, and international antitrust enforcers. She has extensive experience in a range of industries, including health care (providers and payers), pharmaceuticals, medical devices, telecommunications, tobacco, and food products.
Her transactional work encompasses counseling clients at every stage of a deal from premerger planning through regulatory filings, investigations, merger challenge litigation, as well as post-closing investigations. She has been involved in some of the most significant transactions to recently come before the antitrust agencies, including successfully defending against the Federal Trade Commission's attempt to block STERIS Corporation's acquisition of Synergy Health as well as Cabell Huntington Hospital's acquisition of St. Mary's Medical Center.
Molly also has experience in complex litigation, including negotiating and managing e-discovery, briefing and motion practice, preparing and defending fact witnesses for depositions, and trial preparation.
Molly maintains an active pro bono practice. She has successfully represented unaccompanied minor children in obtaining Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and recently first-chaired an immigration trial in which she obtained asylum on behalf of a mother and her four children.
Molly is a member of the State Bar of California, the Antitrust Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association, Antitrust Section.
Sabre/Farelogix: Innovation, Two-Sided Platforms, and the Risks of Multijurisdictional Merger Reviews, The M & A Lawyer, May 2020
Antitrust Alert: U.S. DOJ Requires HSR Filing by Activist Investors, Rejecting Claim of "Passive Investment"
- March 10, 2015
What You Absolutely Positively Must Know About HSR
- May 2012
Women in IP Networking Happy Hour
- University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D. magna cum laude 2011; Order of the Coif; Executive Technology Editor, Hastings Law Journal); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. in Brain & Cognitive Science 2008; B.S. in Writing & Humanistic Studies 2008)
- California and Minnesota
- Externship with the Honorable Maxine M. Chesney, United States District Court, Northern District of California (2010)