Matthew A.Harper (Matt)

Associate

Houston + 1.832.239.3872

Matt Harper focuses his practice on helping clients address antitrust and competition issues related to merger reviews and antitrust compliance. He has represented clients across a number of industries, including chemical manufacturing, energy, and consumer goods.

Matt has experience counseling clients on premerger considerations, including analysis of potential transactions and compliance with Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) premerger requirements, as well as implementing Robinson-Patman Act (RPA) compliant pricing and incentive programs. He also has helped clients respond to investigative demands from the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission.

Prior to law school, Matt served as an AmeriCorps volunteer. He also is a member of Night Court, an all-lawyer musical theatre company whose annual charity show supports Houston area legal aid organizations.

Experience

  • Cleveland-Cliffs to acquire ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billionJones Day is advising Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in its acquisition of substantially all of the operations of ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billion.
  • NRC Group Holdings acquired by US Ecology, Inc. for $966 millionJones Day advised NRC Group Holdings Corp. (NYSE American: NRCG) in its acquisition by US Ecology, Inc., a leading North American provider of environmental services to commercial and government entities, pursuant to an all-stock transaction that values NRCG on an enterprise value at $966 million.
  • LORD Corporation acquired by Parker Hannifin for $3.675 billionJones Day advised LORD Corporation in its $3.675 billion acquisition by Parker Hannifin Corporation.
  • Transportation company seeks advice in merger of Siemens and AlstomJones Day assisted a transportation company in relation to the merger of Siemens AG's Mobility Division with Alstom SA.
  • Pathways to Law Program, a supplemental learning program for Houston students, kicks off the 2018-2019 school year at Pilgrim Academy and Oak Forest ElementaryJones Day Houston lawyers are partnering with lawyers from Chevron in the Pathways to Law Program, a supplemental learning program for students in Houston.
  • Air Evac obtains affirmation of dismissal of putative class action by Tenth CircuitJones Day represents Global Medical Response, Inc. subsidiary Air Evac EMS, Inc. ("Air Evac") against claims filed on behalf of a putative class of consumers in Oklahoma alleging Air Evac charges improper fees for its services.
  • Air Evac's district court dismissal of putative class action affirmed in Eighth CircuitJones Day represents Global Medical Response, Inc. subsidiary Air Evac EMS, Inc. ("Air Evac") against claims filed on behalf of a putative class of consumers in Arkansas alleging Air Evac charges improper fees for its services.
  • Air Evac wins motion for summary judgment and permanent injunction against the State of TexasJones Day represents Global Medical Response, Inc. subsidiary Air Evac EMS, Inc. ("Air Evac"), an air ambulance carrier, in a federal lawsuit against various Texas state officials who administer the state's workers'-compensation system.
  • Total, NOVA, Borealis form venture for U.S. Gulf Coast projectsJones Day advised Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, and affiliates of Austria’s Borealis AG and Canada’s NOVA Chemicals (both affiliates of the UAE’s Mubadala Investment Company) in the formation of a joint venture to build a $1.7 billion, 1 million ton per year ethane cracker in Port Arthur, Texas, acquisition of Total’s existing 400,000 ton per year two-line polyethylene plant in Bayport, Texas, and building of a new 625,000 ton per year Borstar PE plant at the Bayport site.
  • Med-Trans wins full dismissal of consumer class action in FloridaJones Day represents a network of life-saving emergency air transport carriers that includes Med-Trans Corp. (“Med-Trans”) against claims filed in various jurisdictions around the United States alleging that air ambulance carriers charge improper fees for their services.
  • Additional Publications

    • May 2019
      When One Door Closes: Court Requires Divestiture in Long-Consummated Merger, The M&A Lawyer, Volume 23, Issue 5
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