Practice/Industry Group Overview
Having represented clients in some of the most challenging antitrust matters in history, today Jones Day antitrust lawyers handle mergers and acquisitions, government investigations, civil and criminal litigation, and everyday counseling for multinational corporations and innovative small companies around the world.
Our team of more than 150 lawyers located in 25 business centers throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas has successfully resolved antitrust and competition issues for clients in more than 50 countries and in diverse industries. We have guided clients through their important transactions with strong record of success in hundreds of merger reviews. With our unique combination of trial and antitrust lawyers, we handle multi-jurisdictional investigations and government and private litigation before antitrust enforcement agencies and tribunals worldwide.
Many of Jones Day's antitrust lawyers have served in senior positions in enforcement agencies in the United States, Europe, and Asia and can provide valuable insights into government investigations and decision-making. Jones Day is the only firm to have had two of its antitrust partners selected, within a period of just four years, to head both U.S. antitrust agencies. Others have served in various professional organizations throughout the world. Four of our partners have served as Chair of the influential American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law. Several of our lawyers have been recognized in client and peer surveys as ranking among the most prominent and successful competition lawyers in the world.
We are privileged to represent large and small clients in industries ranging from technology and the internet, telecommunications and media, pharmaceuticals and health care, consumer products, and finance to energy, airlines, automobiles, chemicals, manufacturing, transportation, and waste disposal.
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:
FDA Takes First Step Toward Possible Ban of Partially Hydrogenated Oils
Jonathan Berman,Colleen Heisey, November 19, 2013
On November 7, the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA" or the "Agency") announced that it has tentatively determined that partially hydrogenated oils ("PHOs"), which are the primary dietary source of industrially produced trans fatty acids, are not generally recognized...
FTC Proposes Study of Patent Assertion Entity Activities, Holdings, and Structure
Gregory L. Lippetz,Geoffrey D. Oliver, October 03, 2013
On September 27, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced a proposal to use its authority under Section 6(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. § 46(b), to issue compulsory process orders requesting detailed information about the makeup and patent assertion...
FTC Agrees to "Unusual" Remedy in Georgia Hospital Merger
Bevin M.B. Newman,Toby G. Singer, September 02, 2013
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has settled its long running dispute with the Phoebe Putney Health System, Palmyra Park Hospital, and the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County over the Hospital Authority's acquisition of Palmyra in Albany, Georgia. Memorialized in a consent decree, the...
Brazil's Clean Company Law: New Risks for Companies Doing Business in Brazil
, August 13, 2013
In early July, as millions of Brazilians flooded the streets to protest against government corruption and waste, Brazil took the final steps to enact a landmark anticorruption law. On August 1, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed Law No. 12.846, also known as the Clean Company Law (the...
FTC Releases Draft Strategic Plan for 2014-2018
Katherine M. Brockmeyer,Kenneth W. Field,Michael H. Knight,Geoffrey D. Oliver, July 29, 2013
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has released a draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2014-2018 (the "2014 Plan"). Despite the ambitious title, the 2014 Plan actually focuses on a small number of procedural issues. It provides no indication of the FTC's likely substantive...
Ninth Circuit Opens New Window for Removal of State Court Cases to Federal Court
Jeffrey A. LeVee,Cindy Reichline, July 23, 2013
A defendant generally may remove a civil action from state court to federal district court if the district court would have had jurisdiction had the action been originally filed in that court. 28 U.S.C. § 1441(a). For years it seemed that a defendant had only two windows of time in which to...