Thomas S.Rucker (Tommy)


Washington + 1.202.879.3477

Tommy Rucker assists clients with addressing antitrust and competition issues related to merger reviews, compliance, government investigations, and other regulatory issues. He has experience in premerger counseling, including compliance with Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger requirements, and has also guided clients through several investigations before the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and state attorneys general.

Tommy has represented clients in many industries, including technology, financial products, heavy machinery, and health care.

Tommy serves as a Young Lawyer Representative of the ABA's Competition/Consumer Protection Policy and North America Comments Task Force. He is also a member of the LGBT Bar Association of DC and the National LGBT Bar Association.


  • STERIS acquires Cantel Medical for $3.6 billionJones Day advised STERIS plc in its acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers, for $3.6 billion.
  • Cleveland Clinic acquires Mercy Medical CenterJones Day advised Cleveland Clinic in its acquisition of Mercy Medical Center from the Sisters of Charity Health System.
  • Daikin acquires ABCO HVACR Supply + SolutionsJones Day advised Daikin North America LLC, a subsidiary of Daikin Industries, Ltd. and the world's largest manufacturer of heating, cooling, and refrigerant products, in the acquisition of ABCO HVACR Supply + Solutions, the leading full line distributor of HVAC and refrigeration systems and supplies in the Northeastern United States.
  • Smith & Nephew acquires Extremity Orthopedics business of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation for $240 millionJones Day advised Smith & Nephew plc, the global medical technology company, in its acquisition of the Extremity Orthopedics business of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) for $240 million on a cash and debt-free basis.
  • NVIDIA acquires Mellanox Technologies for approximately $7 billionJones Day advised NVIDIA Corporation in its acquisition of Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., an Israel-based leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage.
  • Flowers Foods acquires Canyon Bakehouse for $205 millionJones Day advised Flowers Foods, Inc. in its $205 million acquisition (including a performance-based contingent payment of $5 million) of Canyon Bakehouse, LLC, a privately held, gluten-free baking company based in Johnstown, Colorado.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • December 14, 2020
      The Future of the Indirect Purchaser Rule: Hanover Shoe, Illinois Brick, Apple v. Pepper and Beyond.
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