Aaron M.Healey

Partner

New York + 1.212.326.3811

Aaron Healey is a litigator and trial lawyer representing clients in complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on antitrust matters. He represents clients in a wide range of industries, including health care services and pharmaceuticals, consumer products, airlines, railroads, defense technologies, and gaming.

Aaron has defended several mergers from antitrust challenges, including the successful defenses of STERIS Corporation's acquisition of Synergy Health against a challenge brought by the FTC and Cabell Huntington Hospital's acquisition of St. Mary's Medical Center from a challenge also brought by the FTC. He represented Aetna in its acquisition of Humana from a challenge brought by the DOJ.

In addition to merger defense work, Aaron has represented in litigation and counseled clients on several Sherman Act Section 1 & 2 related matters. Aaron currently represents a railroad in a single plaintiff action brought by a customer who claimed that it monopolized coal shipments in certain parts of the western United States. Aaron has counseled Firm clients on tying arrangements and associated legal risks. Prior to joining Jones Day, Aaron defended a pharmaceutical manufacturer against monopolization claims arising out of its enforcement of its patent rights.

Beyond antitrust matters, Aaron has experience across the gamut of commercial litigation, including trade secrets matters, high-stakes contract and noncompete disputes, consumer fraud class actions, and mass torts. He currently represents several universities in football concussion litigation.

Experience

  • STERIS defeats FTC's attempt to block Synergy Health acquisition on antitrust groundsIn a rare litigation defeat against the Federal Trade Commission, Ohio based STERIS Corporation prevailed against an antitrust challenge brought in federal court by the FTC, which sought to block STERIS's proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of Synergy Health plc.
  • Cabell cleared to acquire St. Mary's following dismissal of FTC antitrust lawsuit to block transactionAfter a nearly two-year fight with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Inc. has overcome all regulatory hurdles to its acquisition of St. Mary’s Medical Center, Inc., clearing the way to combine Huntington, West Virginia’s only two health systems.
  • Air China Limited and Air China Cargo resolve multidistrict, class action litigation related to air cargo shipmentsJones Day clients Air China Limited and Air China Cargo successfully resolved multidistrict, class action litigation brought by customers alleging an international conspiracy to impose fuel surcharges on air cargo shipments.
  • U. S. Steel prevails in litigation over alleged contract breachesJones Day client United States Steel Corporation prevailed in a lawsuit brought by its long-time construction and demolition contractor, Allied Erecting and Dismantling.
  • Manufacturer of bird food defends against putative class actionJones Day defended a manufacturer of bird food in a consolidated putative class action lawsuit alleging that the company sold bird food products that should not have been sold and seeking a refund of funds expended by consumers.
  • iYogi defends against Telephone Consumer Protection Act putative class actionJones Day is representing iYogi, Inc. in connection with a putative class action asserting violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • September 5, 2018
      Consummated Merger Challenges: Are You Ever Safe, ABA Antitrust Section
    • December 2014
      Emerging Issues in Data Privacy and Federal Privacy Statutes, 2014 Jones Day CLE Academy
    • December 4, 2013
      Emerging Legal Issues in Privacy & Data Security, Jones Day CLE Academy,
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