Thomas J.Forr (Tommy)

Associate

New York + 1.212.326.3748

Tommy Forr is an antitrust attorney, advising companies on all antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions, federal and state government investigations, and day-to-day business practices. He has extensive experience before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and state AGs.

Tommy has helped obtain merger clearance for more than 25 M&A matters, including some of the largest of the past decade, such as AT&T's $67 billion acquisition of DIRECTV. He has advised clients in numerous industries including health care, retail, energy, chemicals, transportation, and telecommunications.

Tommy also gained substantial experience practicing as an in-house lawyer while on a yearlong secondment (2017-2018) with the competition law group of General Electric, where he worked on a wide variety of antitrust counseling, compliance, and transactional matters across the globe.

Tommy has litigated several pro bono cases. He first chaired and achieved a full acquittal in a felony criminal jury trial, where he collaborated with the local public defender's office. He also has worked with homeless outreach organizations to secure favorable outcomes in administrative law hearings.

Experience

  • DIRECTV merger with AT&T receives antitrust clearanceJones Day represented California based satellite TV provider DIRECTV on the antitrust aspects of its $67 billion acquisition by AT&T, a deal that combines AT&T's terrestrial internet and video business with DIRECTV's satellite video business.
  • Essilor obtains unconditional U.S. antitrust clearance for combination with LuxotticaJones Day advised Essilor International S.A. as co-U.S. antitrust counsel in its proposed combination with Luxottica.
  • GE sells Intelligent Platforms business to EmersonJones Day served as antitrust counsel to General Electric Company in the sale of Intelligent Platforms, a division of General Electric, to Emerson Electric Co.
  • GE sells GE Industrial Solutions to ABB for $2.6 billionJones Day served as antitrust counsel to General Electric Company in the $2.6 billion sale of GE Industrial Solutions to ABB.
  • Baker Hughes sells natural gas solutions business to First Reserve and Pietro FiorentiniJones Day advised Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), in the sale of its global Natural Gas Solutions (NGS) business to two separate buyers, First Reserve and Pietro Fiorentini.
  • Cintas secures antitrust clearance for $2.2 billion purchase of G&K ServicesJones Day represented Cintas Corporation in securing antitrust clearance from the Federal Trade Commission for its $2.2 billion purchase of G&K Services, Inc.
  • ACI Worldwide acquires Western Union's Speedpay U.S. domestic bill pay business for $750 millionJones Day advised ACI Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIW), a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, in the $750 million acquisition and related financing of the Speedpay bill payment business of The Western Union Company.
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital obtains antitrust approval for proposed Saint Raphael's acquisitionJones Day represented Yale-New Haven Hospital ("YNHH") in connection with all antitrust matters related to its acquisition of a competing hospital, the Hospital of Saint Raphael's in New Haven, Connecticut.
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