Gavin Eastgate is a partner in the Pittsburgh office of Gordon & Rees. He is a litigator with particular experience handling antitrust, competition, healthcare, and complex commercial disputes. He has litigated significant commercial issues, healthcare payer-provider disputes, and competition cases involving claims of price fixing, market allocation, monopolization, attempted monopolization, vertical restraints, false advertising, non-competes, misappropriation of trade secrets, and challenges to mergers & acquisitions. He has acted as lead partner responsible for all phases of private civil litigation, in both federal and state courts and has advocated for clients before state and federal government agencies. He also has significant alternative dispute resolution experience. Mr. Eastgate has counseled targets of civil investigations by federal and state agencies and advised clients receiving third-party subpoenas or civil investigative demands. He regularly evaluates and advises clients on competitive issues associated with mergers, acquisitions and other structural transactions, including working with economic consultants to analyze product and geographic markets. He has handled dozens of premerger notification filings and successfully represented clients before the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission in the merger review process. He also provides regular antitrust advice to companies regarding distribution and pricing issues and counsels trade associations and their members. He frequently assists clients in the preparation and implementation of antitrust compliance policies and related compliance training. Mr. Eastgate has advised global clients in a wide range of industries, including health insurers, hospitals and other healthcare providers, steel manufacturers, chemical producers, safety equipment manufacturers, electrical products distributors, medical products and device manufacturers, retail energy service providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, private equity investors, music publishers, and financial services firms. Mr. Eastgate served a one-year federal court clerkship with the Honorable Thomas M. Hardiman, then District Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, where he advised the court on federal civil and criminal matters.