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.
- 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,
- Syracuse University (J.D. summa cum laude 2008; Order of the Coif; Justinian Honors Society; Lead Articles Editor, Syracuse Law Review); Hamilton College (B.A. 2000)
- New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of New York and Southern District of Ohio
Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2017 and 2018)
- Judicial externship with the Honorable David N. Hurd, U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York (2006-2007)