Aaron M.Healey


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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 with significant experience in the health care, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries.

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. Aaron also has experience in private antitrust class actions including both price-fixing class actions and class actions arising from alleged violations of the Hatch-Waxman Act.

In addition to his antitrust matters, Aaron recently defended a Fortune 50 company against claims it misappropriated trade secrets during a preliminary injunction proceeding in federal court. He currently represents several universities in football concussion litigation. He also defended a pharmaceutical company against product liability claims brought by the estate of an executed prisoner. Prior to joining Jones Day, Aaron represented pharmaceutical manufacturers in product liability litigation and mass tort proceedings, including a rare product liability action arising from a clinical trial.


STERIS defeats FTC's attempt to block Synergy Health acquisition on antitrust grounds
In 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 transaction
After 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 shipments
Jones 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 breaches
Jones 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 action
Jones Day is defending a manufacturer of bird food in a consolidated putative class action suit 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 action
Jones Day is representing iYogi, Inc. in connection with a putative class action asserting violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Additional Publications

  • May 2014Report On Big Data Hints Toward Global Interoperability, Law 360

Speaking Engagements

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