Rachael Lewis AnnaMember

Rachael Lewis Anna is a Member of Wyche’s Litigation Team.  Her practice focuses on complex business litigation including representing clients in antitrust, trade secret, unfair trade practice, False Claims Act, healthcare, contractual, and professional malpractice disputes.  Rachael’s past cases include class actions and governmental investigations involving numerous industries, from automotive parts and memory chips to hospitals and employee wages.

She has defended clients against antitrust claims and in government investigations led by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and state authorities. Rachael advises clients on how to mitigate antitrust risk and on whether transactions will raise issues with federal and state antitrust enforcers.

Through her work on bet-the-company cases, and also directing an electronic discovery service business, she has developed a deep understanding of complicated issues facing clients who manage large amounts of data. Rachael regularly advises clients regarding information management, electronically stored information, and electronic discovery matters. She has extensive experience with investigations and litigation that involve forensic examination of electronically stored information.

Prior to joining Wyche, Rachael practiced with firms in Greenville, SC, Washington, DC, and Chicago, IL. Rachael earned a Bachelor of Arts and a law degree from Wake Forest University. She is based in Wyche’s Greenville office.

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  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Big Case Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Health Care
  • Litigation
  • Product Liability
2007 The School of Law at Wake Forest University
2001 Wake Forest University, Bachelor of Arts

Litigation

  • Defended numerous international and US companies in government investigations, multidistrict class actions, and lawsuits alleging conspiracy to fix prices and reduce output in various jurisdictions.
  • Defended chocolate confectionery company in class action price fixing litigation, winning summary judgment for client.
  • Represented health care systems in Certificate of Need litigation and contractual disputes.
  • Represented clients in trade secret litigation.
  • Defended health care systems in preliminary injunction proceedings and administrative litigation brought by the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Defended AmLaw100 law firm in legal malpractice lawsuit.
  • Defended one of largest dialysis providers in Sherman Act Section 2 monopolization claims.
  • Defended international defense contractor against federal and state law antitrust claims.
  • Defended biopharmaceutical company against alleged illegal tying of drug treatment.

Counseling

  • Advised clients on pre-litigation and retention policies, the implementation of efficient and cost-effective technology solutions, and the creation of defensible and repeatable discovery workflows.
  • Coordinated the strategic and tactical execution of discovery efforts across a portfolio of matters for international manufacturer.
  • Advised companies on antitrust and competitive risk associated with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, collaborations between competitors, distribution practices, advertising, pricing, competitor information exchanges, and participation in trade associations.

Mergers

  • Obtained regulatory clearance in multiple complex acquisitions, often involving Second Requests, for numerous clients.
  • Responded to Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Civil Investigative Demands.
  • Prepared Hart-Scott-Rodino filings and advocated on behalf of clients before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice.
  • Represented senior executives in meetings and investigational hearings before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice.
2019–Present Wyche, P.A.
2013–2019 Nexsen Pruet, Greenville, South Carolina
2007–2013 McDermott Will & Emery, Washington, D.C. and Chicago, Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • South Carolina Bar
  • North Carolina Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar (Inactive)
  • Community Foundation of Greenville, Margaret Southern Endowment Fund Committee, 2019-present
  • GirlUp Gvl, Mentor, 2019-present
  • American Health Lawyers Association – Antitrust Practice Group, Leadership Development Program (2017-2018)
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • Sedona Conference, Working Group on Electronic Document Retention and Production
  • Leadership Greenville, Class 43
  • Presenter, Electronic Discovery, The Landmines Around You, In-house Litigation CLE Program, November 2018
  • Presenter, Electronically Stored Information: More than Just the Medical Records, South Carolina Hospital Association, April 2018
  • Presenter, Competing in the Health Care Industry: Antitrust Implications, South Carolina Hospital Association, August 2017
  • Presenter, Discovery Rules, Defensible Strategies, and Litigation Readiness, Initiant Health Collaborative, July 2017
  • Author, Predictive Coding Slowing Becoming a Game Changer, JD Supra 2015
  • Author, How Certain Products Can Be The Same But Different, Law360, October 2010
  • Contributing Author, U.S. and International Antitrust Review, Issues in Defense Transactions, Best Practices in the Acquisition of a Government Contractor, December 2009
  • Presenter, Antitrust Issues in Teaming Agreements, ABA Antitrust Committee, November 2008
  • Author, Patent Pool Can Provide Competitive Benefits, Law360, August 2008
2018 Charlotte Latin Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee
2016 –
2018
Recognized as “Legal Elite” by the Greenville Business Magazine
2017 Named a “Rising Star” by South Carolina Super Lawyers
2017 Graduate of Leadership Greenville, Class of 43
2016 JD Supra Top Author Award for article on E-Discovery