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Dehmeh Smith's practice focuses on helping clients address antitrust and competition issues related to merger reviews, compliance, and other regulatory issues. He has represented clients in several industries, including oil field services, financial services, packaging products, and construction.

Dehmeh has provided clients with premerger counseling, including compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger requirements. He also has guided clients through government merger reviews and investigations, helping them respond to government requests for information, providing written advocacy, and preparing witnesses for depositions and investigational hearings.

Dehmeh also maintains an active pro bono case load, which focuses on assisting low-income tenants in housing issues with their landlords and various subsidy or voucher programs. Additionally he helps nonprofit organizations address issues unique to such organizations, including state registration, corporate governance, and tax.

While in law school, Dehmeh worked in the legal department for the City of South Bend, Indiana, where he was involved in representing the city, its various agencies, and its employees in legal matters. Dehmeh is also a licensed mediator in the state of Indiana.


  • Cleveland-Cliffs acquires AK Steel in $1.1 billion stock swapJones Day advised Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) in its merger with AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) pursuant to which Cliffs acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of AK Steel common stock.
  • USG acquired by Gebr. Knauf for $7 billionJones Day advised USG Corporation in the acquisition by Gebr. Knauf KG ("Knauf") of all of the outstanding shares of USG in a transaction valued at $7 billion.
  • Advertising firm resolves DOJ investigation into alleged cartel activitiesJones Day represented a company facing investigation by the Department of Justice Antitrust Division regarding alleged cartel activity in the advertising industry.
  • Fairmount Santrol and Unimin merge creating CoviaJones Day advised Fairmount Santrol in its merger with Unimin Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of SCR-Sibelco NV, in a tax-free, cash and stock transaction, creating a leader in proppant and industrial materials solutions.
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