Thomas S.Rucker (Tommy)

Associate

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, defense, financial products, heavy machinery, and health care.

Tommy is committed to pro bono service and represents clients in collaboration with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless.

Tommy serves as a Young Lawyer Representative of the ABA's U.S. Comments and Policy Committee. He is also a member of the LGBT Bar Association of DC and the National LGBT Bar Association.

Experience

  • Aaron's Company acquires BrandsMart U.S.A. for $230 millionJones Day advised The Aaron's Company, Inc., a leading technology-enabled, omnichannel provider of lease-to-own and purchase solutions, on its acquisition of BrandsMart U.S.A. for $230 million.
  • Eastman sells adhesives resins business product lines for $1 billionJones Day advised Eastman Chemical Company in the $1 billion sale of its adhesives resins assets and business to Synthomer plc.
  • Marathon Petroleum Corp announces joint venture for Martinez Renewable Fuels Project with NesteJones Day is advising Marathon Petroleum Corp. in the formation of a joint venture with Neste to convert Marathon’s idled refinery in Martinez, California into a 730 million gallons per year renewable fuels facility.
  • STERIS sells renal business to EvoquaJones Day advised STERIS in the $196.3 million sale of its Renal Care business to Evoqua Water Technologies, a leading provider of mission-critical water and wastewater treatment solutions.
  • Goode Partners acquires ReadyWiseJones Day advised Goode Partners in the acquisition and financing of ReadyWise, the leader in emergency food preparedness.
  • Materion acquires H.C. Starck's electronic materials portfolio for $380 millionJones Day advised Materion Corporation, a world leader in high performing advanced materials, in connection with the acquisition and financing of H.C. Starck Solutions' industry-leading, electronic materials business, located in Newton, Massachusetts ("HCS-Electronic Materials") for $380 million.
  • ABM acquires Able Services for $830 millionJones Day advised ABM Industries Incorporated in the acquisition of Able Services, a leading facilities services company headquartered in San Francisco, in a cash transaction valued at $830 million.
  • Sensata Technologies acquires Spear Power SystemsJones Day advised Sensata Technologies in its acquisition of Spear Power Systems, a leader in lithium-ion based energy storage solutions for mission-critical and demanding end user applications.
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries acquires Alion Science and Technology for $1.65 billionJones Day advised Huntington Ingalls Industries in the $1.65 billion acquisition of Alion Science and Technology Corporation from Veritas Capital.
  • Eaton sells hydraulics business to DanfossJones Day advised Eaton Corporation as antitrust counsel in the sale of its hydraulics business to Danfoss Power Solutions for US$3.3 billion.
  • Skyworks Solutions acquires Infrastructure and Automotive business of Silicon Laboratories for $2.75 billionJones Day advised Skyworks Solutions, Inc., an innovator of high-performance analog semiconductors, in connection with its acquisition of the Infrastructure and Automotive business of Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB), a leading provider of silicon, software, and solutions, in an all-cash asset transaction valued at $2.75 billion.
  • 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

    • April 26, 2022
      Surge Pricing: Current Issues in the Ridesharing Industry
    • November 29, 2021
      ABA Corporate Counseling Committee: In-House Antitrust Update
    • December 14, 2020
      The Future of the Indirect Purchaser Rule: Hanover Shoe, Illinois Brick, Apple v. Pepper, and Beyond