OdeshooHasdoo (Eddie)

Associate

Chicago + 1.312.269.4214

Eddie Hasdoo is an antitrust and competition lawyer who represents clients in competitively sensitive transactions, government investigations, and litigation. He has handled matters in a variety of industries, including health care, agriculture, aerospace, real estate services, financial instruments, emerging technologies, and consumer retail goods. He also regularly advises clients on antitrust compliance policies and strategic business decisions.

Eddie's transactional experience spans all stages and aspects of a deal, from premerger planning through closing. He has successfully guided merging clients through investigations by the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Justice, and international antitrust agencies. He has worked on a number of complex cross-border transactions, including a successful $38 billion merger-of-equals that involved obtaining merger control clearances in the United States and several other jurisdictions around the globe.

Eddie has experience litigating cases in federal court. He has defended clients involved in government investigations, class action litigation, and business-to-business disputes. These matters have involved claims of price-fixing, market allocation, monopolization, no-poach agreements, and unfair trade practices. He has also defended cases around the country involving claims arising under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Eddie maintains an active pro bono litigation practice, having recently obtained a favorable asylum decision for the widowed matriarch of a family that fled persecution in El Salvador.

Eddie is currently a vice chair of the Economics Committee of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law. He has contributed to many antitrust publications, webinars, and in-person panels during his career.

Experience

  • Salvadoran woman and son obtain asylum due to persecution by MS-13 gangJones Day has secured asylum for client G and her minor son, who were threatened by gang members due to their relationship to a police officer.
  • HOERBIGER Group acquires Deublin CompanyJones Day advised HOERBIGER Group, a privately-held industrial company headquartered in Switzerland, on the acquisition of Deublin Company, the leading manufacturer of rotating unions in the world.
  • LORD Corporation acquired by Parker Hannifin for $3.675 billionJones Day advised LORD Corporation in its $3.675 billion acquisition by Parker Hannifin Corporation.
  • 3D Systems defends antitrust lawsuit brought by KLS Martin against Medical ModelingJones Day defended a lawsuit brought by KLS Martin, Inc. against Medical Modeling, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3D Systems, Inc., for violations of the Florida antitrust act and other laws.
  • Next Generation Films sold to Charter NEX Films, Inc. for $1.07 billionJones Day advised Next Generation Films, Inc. in its sale to Charter NEX Films, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty plastic films, for an aggregate purchase price of $1.07 billion.
  • Nutrien acquires Actagro, LLC for $340 millionJones Day advised Nutrien Ltd. in its $340 million acquisition of Actagro, LLC, a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of environmentally sustainable soil and plant health products and technologies.
  • LendingTree acquires ValuePenguin for $105 millionJones Day advised LendingTree, Inc. in its $105 million acquisition of Value Holding Inc., the parent company of ValuePenguin.com, a personal finance website that conducts in-depth research and analysis on a variety of topics from insurance to credit cards.
  • Nutrien sells its equity position in Arab Potash Company to SDIC Mining Investment Co. Ltd. for $502 millionJones Day advised Nutrien Ltd. in its $502 million sale of 23,294,614 common shares of Arab Potash Company to SDIC Mining Investment Co. Ltd.
  • PotashCorp combines with Agrium in $38 billion merger-of-equalsJones Day advised PotashCorp in its $38 billion all-stock merger-of-equals with Agrium.
  • Manufacturer obtains dismissal of qui tam actionsJones Day defended a manufacturer against a False Claims Act action brought over allegations that our client had overcharged the government due to alleged antitrust violations.
  • The Carlyle Group sells Vogue International to Johnson & Johnson for $3.3 billionJones Day represented The Carlyle Group as antitrust counsel in the sale of its salon-heritage hair care and personal care products business, Vogue International, to Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. for $3.3 billion.
  • Digital Bridge acquires DataBankJones Day advised Digital Bridge Holdings, LLC, an investment firm that owns and operates communications infrastructure assets, on its acquisition of DataBank, Ltd., a leading North American provider of enterprise-class data center solutions including colocation, managed services, as well as cloud and network services, from Avista Capital Partners.
  • Diebold sells North America electronic security business to Securitas for $350 millionJones Day advised Diebold, Incorporated in the $350 million sale of its North America-based electronic security business to Securitas AB to accelerate its transformation and better position the company to pursue growth opportunities in the dynamic self-service industry.
  • Riverside sells portfolio company Eemax Holding Company to Rheem ManufacturingJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its sale of portfolio company Eemax Holding Company, a supplier of tankless water heater solutions for commercial applications, residential homes, and industrial safety applications, to Rheem Manufacturing Company, a global manufacturer of residential and commercial heating and cooling systems.
  • Kirtland Capital sells portfolio company Truck Bodies & Equipment to GenNx360Jones Day advised Kirtland Capital Partners in its sale of portfolio company, Truck Bodies & Equipment International Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of a broad portfolio of high-precision and high-performance truck bodies and hoist equipment, to GenNx360 Capital Partners.
  • Riverside acquires Baker Hill from Experian Information SolutionsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Baker Hill, a provider of loan origination and portfolio management software and services to the financial industry, from Experian Information Solutions, Inc., an information services provider of data and analytical tools.
  • Abbott purchases option to acquire Cephea Valve TechnologiesJones Day advised Abbott Laboratories in the providing of capital and securing of an option to purchase Cephea Valve Technologies, a private company developing a catheter-based mitral valve replacement therapy.
  • Cardinal Health acquires The Harvard Drug Group for $1.115 billionJones Day advised Cardinal Health in its acquisition of The Harvard Drug Group, a distributor of generic pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medications, and related products to retail, institutional, and alternate care customers from Court Square Capital Partners for $1.115 billion.
  • H-D Advanced Manufacturing Company acquires Firstmark Corp.Jones Day advised H-D Advanced Manufacturing Company, a joint enterprise formed by a partnership between The Riverside Company and Hicks Equity Partners, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Firstmark Corp., a manufacturer of highly engineered components and subsystems for the aerospace and defense industries.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires The Training FactorJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Grace Hill, Inc. of The Training Factor, a provider of training to professionals in the multifamily industry on topics that can have significant regulatory implications such as Fair Housing, OSHA, and sexual harassment.
  • Additional Publications

    • September 2018
      Contributor, "Health Care Networks and Managed Care: Antitrust Aspects of Integration and Exclusion" Treatise, Bloomberg Law / BNA Health Law & Business Series Portfolio
    • February 2015
      Embracing Nuance: A Review of Antitrust Authorities' Carefully Crafted Consent Agreements
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