Aaron M.Healey

Partner

New York + 1.212.326.3811

Aaron Healey is a 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, finance, 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 Federal Trade Commission (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 Department of Justice (DOJ). Aaron represented Parker Hannfin against a challenge brought by the DOJ to a consummated transaction. He currently represents a Firm client against a challenge brought by the FTC to another consummated merger.

Aaron represents clients in litigation against cartel and monopolization claims. Aaron has experience representing pharmaceutical companies against antitrust claims arising out of the enforcement of patent rights. He currently represents a railroad against cartel and monopolization claims. He also currently represents an aerospace company against group boycott and monopolization claims. Aaron regularly counsels Firm clients, including a leading financial institution, on antitrust compliance and risk management.

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

  • Penn State defends COVID-19 tuition refund class actionsJones Day represents The Pennsylvania State University in three class action lawsuits brought by students and parents seeking refunds for tuition and fees for the spring 2020 semester after the university closed its campus and transitioned to online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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.
  • Major banking firm adopts global antitrust compliance programJones Day was hired by a major U.S. bank to devise and help implement a global antitrust compliance program.
  • 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.
  • Parker Hannifin defends $4.3 billion acquisition of CLARCORFollowing a post-closing antitrust investigation, Parker Hannifin Corporation retained Jones Day to act as antitrust counsel in its litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division over the company’s $4.3 billion acquisition of CLARCOR Inc.
  • Level 3 obtains antitrust clearance for $34 billion merger with CenturyLinkJones Day represented Level 3 Communications, Inc. in its proposed $34 billion merger with CenturyLink, Inc.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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,