Experience

  • Antitrust Litigation and Merger Review

    • Solenis, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in its combination with BASF's paper and water chemicals business.
    • Defendants in federal and state court cases alleging price fixing, including the TIBOR Antitrust Litigation, Carbon Black Antitrust Litigation and Vitamins Antitrust Litigation; major book publishers and the American Association of Publishers in responding to antitrust objections to their proposed settlement with Google; and other clients in government and private antitrust litigation.
    • Counseling clients in various other antitrust issues, including compliance with non-US merger regulations, the structuring of distribution and other contractual arrangements, as well as the implementation of corporate antitrust compliance programs.
  • M&A and Shareholder Litigation

    • The Special Committee and other independent members of the Board of Directors of Dell Inc. in defeating requests for a preliminary injunction and obtaining dismissal of 26 stockholder class actions challenging Dell’s $25 billion going-private transaction.
    • JPMorgan Chase & Co., its chairman/CEO and other officers in obtaining dismissal of multiple derivative lawsuits relating to residential mortgage backed securities and mortgage processing matters.
    • Manulife Financial Corp. and two of its officers in obtaining dismissal of a federal securities class action arising out of the 2008-09 financial crisis.
    • Successful representation of a Delaware corporation in an appraisal proceeding in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

Education

  • Yale Law School, 1978, J.D.
  • Yale University, 1975, B.A.

Languages

  • English
  • French