Craig Waldman, who co-chairs Jones Day's global Antitrust & Competition Law Practice, has more than 20 years of experience representing companies in antitrust government investigations, private litigations, and by counseling them on how to manage antitrust risk in daily business activities. Craig's work has included all areas of antitrust including mergers, agreements among competitors, vertical distribution issues, price discrimination, criminal antitrust matters, monopolization, and intellectual property licensing and trade regulation.
He has worked across many industries, including IT hardware and software, artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management networking, solar panels, networking, electronic design automation, electronic platforms, health care, consumer products, credit cards, financial institutions, medical devices, defense, sports, financial markets, life sciences, oil and gas, retail stores, satellites, telecommunications, tobacco, and transportation. The companies Craig represents include Dignity Health, Lam Research, NVIDIA, Reynolds, SAP, Synopsys, and Wabtec.
From 1993 to 1996, Craig served as an attorney in the Federal Trade Commission's Mergers I division during which time he was involved in high-profile investigations, including Rite Aid's attempted acquisition of Revco, Lockheed's purchase of Martin Marietta, First Financial's merger with First Data, and Glaxo's acquisition of Wellcome, among others.
Craig is a frequent speaker on all antitrust issues. He has served as an adjunct professor at both Berkeley and Hastings Law Schools, has lectured at Stanford Business School, and has served in numerous roles within ABA Antitrust Leadership.
For over 10 years, he has served on the board of directors of Global Strategies, an international charity whose mission is to reduce early mortality and treat survivors of sexual violence in impoverished and war torn regions of Africa.
A Dealmaker's Guide to the Final DOJ/FTC Vertical Merger Guidelines, The M&A Lawyer, Vol. 24, Issue 7
What You Need to Know About the New FTC DOJ Vertical Merger Guidelines, The M&A Lawyer, Volume 24, Issue 2
U.S. Antitrust Agencies Introduce Reforms to Speed Up Merger Reviews, The M&A Lawyer, Volume 23, Issue 1
- March 11, 2020
Panelist, U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division Workshop on Proposed Vertical Merger Guidelines
- May 22, 2019
Co-chair, GCR Live: Antitrust in the Digital Economy
- February 1, 2019
“Platform Regulation and Antitrust,” GCR Live: 8th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum
- October 26, 2018
Antitrust Merger Practice Workshop, ABA Section of Antitrust Law
- January 26, 2011
Antitrust and IP Licensing, Jones Day MCLE University (Presentation slides)
- The University of Michigan (J.D. 1993); Cornell University (B.S. in Policy Analysis, concentration in Antitrust Policy, 1990)
- Staff attorney, Mergers I, Federal Trade Commission (1993-1996)
Daily Journal — "Top 100 Antitrust Lawyers in California" (2020) and "Top 100 Lawyers in California" (2017)
Best Lawyers in America (2015-2019)
Northern California Super Lawyers (2013)
The Legal 500 US (2012-2019)
Chambers USA (2009-2019) — "praised for his understanding of technology markets"