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.
- April 2021
HSR Clearance: Security Blanket or False Sense of Security for Merging Parties?, The M&A Lawyer
- 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)