Jeremy P.Morrison

Partner

Washington + 1.202.879.3751

With more than a decade of experience in private practice and government service, Jeremy Morrison's practice focuses on antitrust matters across a range of industries. His work centers primarily around complex antitrust compliance counseling, investigations, and mergers and acquisitions review before federal and state agencies, with extensive experience in consumer packaged goods, energy, technology, retail, and finance. He has counseled clients before the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission (FTC), as well as international tribunals including the European Commission and Canadian Competition Bureau. Jeremy has successfully represented a wide variety of clients through every stage of a deal.

Prior to rejoining Jones Day, Jeremy served as an attorney at the FTC, including as Counsel to the Director of the Bureau of Competition from 2013 to 2014. During his tenure at the FTC, Jeremy was the lead attorney on multiple merger investigations and prosecutions, including Pinnacle Entertainment's purchase of Ameristar Casinos and Albertson's acquisition of United Supermarkets. He also played an integral role in a number of high-profile FTC investigations and challenged transactions, including OSF Healthcare System's proposed acquisition of Rockford Health System, Reading Hospital's proposed acquisition of the Surgical Institute of Reading, Office Depot's affiliation with OfficeMax, and Grifols, S.A.'s acquisition of Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings.

Jeremy, a member of the New York and District of Columbia Bars, is also active in the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association.

Experience

  • Western Digital sells IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®)Jones Day advised Western Digital Corp. in the sale of its IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®), a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management.
  • BBA Aviation sells Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day advised BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • National Beef acquires Iowa PremiumJones Day served as antitrust counsel to National Beef Packing Company, LLC in an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and Iowa Attorney General into National Beef's acquisition of Iowa Premium, LLC.
  • Wabtec and GE Transportation merge in $11.1 billion transactionJones Day advised Wabtec Corporation in a Reverse Morris Trust merger with GE Transportation, valued at $11.1 billion.
  • Conagra Brands acquires Pinnacle Foods for $10.9 billion in cash and stockJones Day advised Conagra Brands, Inc. in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Pinnacle Foods Inc. in a $10.9 billion merger.
  • Safran completes €8.7 billion agreed tender offer targeting Zodiac Aerospace's shares creating global leader in aircraft equipmentJones Day represented Safran in connection with its €8.7 billion agreed tender offer targeting Zodiac Aerospace's shares to create a global leader in aircraft equipment.
  • Groupe Solmax acquires GSE Environmental from Littlejohn & Co. and Strategic Value PartnersJones Day acted as international counsel to Groupe Solmax, Inc., a Canadian-based industry leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, in connection with the acquisition and related financing of GSE Environmental, a global industry leader in the production of polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, from Littlejohn & Co. and Strategic Value Partners.
  • Level 3 obtains antitrust clearance for $34 billion merger with CenturyLinkJones Day represented Level 3 Communications, Inc. in its proposed $34 billion merger with CenturyLink, Inc.
  • Andeavor acquires 39 Flyers-owned convenience store gas station locations from Flyers EnergyJones Day represented Andeavor Corporation in the acquisition of 39 Flyers-owned convenience store gas station locations from Flyers Energy.
  • Cintas secures antitrust clearance for $2.2 billion purchase of G&K ServicesJones Day represented Cintas Corporation in securing antitrust clearance from the Federal Trade Commission for its $2.2 billion purchase of G&K Services, Inc.
  • Intersil acquired by Renesas Electronics for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Intersil Corporation, a provider of power management and precision analog solutions, in its $3.2 billion acquisition by Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions.
  • Aetna attempts acquisition of HumanaJones Day represented Aetna Inc. as antitrust counsel in its attempted $37 billion acquisition of fellow health insurer Humana Inc.
  • Wabtec acquires Faiveley Transport for $1.8 billionJones Day advised Wabtec Corporation in the acquisition of Faiveley Transport S.A., a global supplier of high added value integrated systems for the railway industry, for a total of $1.8 billion in cash and stock, including assumed debt.
  • Procter & Gamble sells its beauty brands to Coty for $12.5 billionThe Procter & Gamble Company ("P&G") has merged its 43 beauty brands ("RMT Brands") of global salon professional hair care and color, retail hair color, cosmetics, and fine fragrance businesses, along with select hair styling brands with Coty Inc. in a Reverse Morris Trust transaction for $12.5 billion.
  • SP Fiber acquired by WestRock for $288.5 millionJones Day advised SP Fiber Holdings, Inc. in the sale of the company, a producer of recycled containerboard and kraft and bag paper with mills located in Dublin, Georgia, and Newberg, Oregon, to WestRock Company for $288.5 million.
  • Polypore sells the Company to Asahi Kasei for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Polypore International, Inc. (NYSE:PPO) in its definitive agreements for the sale of the Company to Asahi Kasei Corporation (TSE1:3407), through a U.S. subsidiary, for $60.50 per share in cash.
  • Emulex acquired by Avago Technologies for $609 millionJones Day advised Emulex Corporation, a leader in network connectivity, monitoring, and management, in its acquisition by Avago Technologies Limited under which Avago executed a cash tender offer at $8 per share for an approximate total value of $609 million.
  • Macy's acquires Bluemercury for $210 millionJones Day advised Macy's, Inc. in its bid for and acquisition of Bluemercury, Inc., America's largest and fastest-growing luxury beauty products and spa services retailer, for $210 million in cash.
  • Rite Aid sells seven locations in San Francisco and Idaho to WalgreenJones Day acted as antitrust counsel to Rite Aid Corporation in the sale of seven Rite Aid locations in San Francisco, along with five stores in eastern Idaho, to Walgreen Co.
  • SABMiller wins antitrust approval for MillerCoors joint ventureJones Day successfully represented SABMiller, plc as U.S. antitrust counsel in connection with the combination of SABMiller's U.S. and Puerto Rico beer operations with those of Molson Coors Brewing Company to form MillerCoors, the second largest beer company in the United States.
  • Additional Publications

    • October 2018
      Antitrust Training for HR Professionals: Is Your Compliance Programme Up-To-Date?, Competition Law International, Vol 14 No. 2.

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day

    June 12, 2013

    Antitrust Analysis of Hospital Mergers, Federation of American Hospitals Policy Conference

    Baltimore, Maryland

    June 26. 2012

    An Overview of the Process: A Discussion on the Procedural Aspects of Merger Review, ABA Section of Antitrust Law

    Washington, D.C.

    March 10, 2011

    TransPerfect Legal Solutions/FTI Technology Second Request Panel

    Washington, D.C.

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