Craig A.Waldman

Practice Leader Antitrust & Competition Law

Washington + 1.202.879.3877

Craig Waldman, who co-chairs Jones Day's global Antitrust & Competition Law Practice, and also chairs the Firm's Tech Practice, has more than 20 years of experience representing companies in antitrust government investigations, private litigations, and by counseling them on how to manage antitrust risk in daily business activities. Craig's work has included all areas of antitrust including mergers, agreements among competitors, vertical distribution issues, price discrimination, criminal antitrust matters, monopolization, and intellectual property licensing and trade regulation.

He has worked across many industries, including IT hardware and software, networking, solar, health care, food, consumer products, credit cards, financial institutions, energy, medical devices, defense, sports, financial markets, life sciences, oil and gas, retail stores, satellites, telecommunications, tobacco, and transportation. The companies Craig represents include Dignity, Lam, NVIDIA, P&G, Reynolds, SAP, Synopsys, and Wabtec.

From 1993 to 1996, Craig served as an attorney in the FTC's Mergers I division during which time he was involved in high-profile investigations, including Rite Aid's attempted acquisition of Revco, Lockheed's purchase of Martin Marietta, First Financial's merger with First Data, and Glaxo's acquisition of Wellcome.

Craig is a frequent speaker on all antitrust issues. He has served as an adjunct professor at both Berkeley and Hastings, has lectured at Stanford Business School, and has served in numerous roles within ABA Antitrust Leadership.

For over 10 years, he has served on the board of directors of Global Strategies, an international charity whose mission is to reduce early mortality and treat survivors of sexual violence in impoverished and war torn regions of Africa.

Experience

  • Timken acquires GGB Bearing Technology for $305 millionJones Day is advising The Timken Company in the $305 million acquisition of GGB Bearing Technology (GGB), a division of Enpro, Industries (including exclusive negotiations with respect to the French operations of GGB).
  • Labcorp to spin off Clinical Development businessJones Day is advising Labcorp (NYSE: LH), a leading global life sciences company, in its consideration of whether to pursue a spin-off of its Clinical Development business to its shareholders through a tax-free transaction.
  • Sensata Technologies acquires DynapowerJones Day advised Sensata Technologies (NYSE: ST), a leading industrial technology company and provider of sensor-rich solutions and insights for customers, in connection with its acquisition of Dynapower Company, LLC, a leading provider of energy storage and power conversion systems, from private equity firm Pfingsten Partners for $580 million in cash.
  • University defends against antitrust conspiracy claimsJones Day is defending a university in a putative nationwide class action alleging that it and over a dozen other universities entered into a conspiracy in violation of federal antitrust laws to fix the amount of financial aid available to students.
  • Signature Aviation acquires 14 TAC Air locations Jones Day advised Signature Aviation in the acquisition of the TAC Air business of The Arnold Companies.
  • The Duchossois Group sells The Chamberlain Group LLC to BlackstoneJones Day advised The Duchossois Group, Inc. in the sale of The Chamberlain Group LLC, a global leader in smart access solutions, to private equity funds managed by Blackstone.
  • Signature Aviation sells Global Engine Services business to StandardAero for $230 millionJones Day advised Signature Aviation plc, a market-leading provider of global aviation support services, in the $230 million sale of the Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) business to StandardAero, a portfolio company owned by The Carlyle Group and a leading provider of maintenance, repair, and overhaul services.
  • Wabtec acquires Nordco for $400 millionJones Day advised Wabtec Corporation in its $400 million cash acquisition of Nordco, a leading North American supplier of new, rebuilt, and used maintenance of way equipment with a broad product and service portfolio including mobile railcar movers and ultrasonic rail flaw detection technologies, from Greenbriar Equity Group LP.
  • KKR advised in sale of Cherwell Software to Clearlake Capital and TA Associates-Backed IvantiJones Day advised affiliated funds of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. as lead investor in Cherwell Software in connection with its acquisition by Ivanti, Inc., backed by Clearlake Capital Group and TA Associates.
  • Wabtec settles antitrust class action regarding employee recruiting practicesJones Day defended Wabtec Corporation and settled an antitrust class action.
  • SunPower closes sponsored spin-off of solar panel production operationsJones Day advised SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), one of North America's largest solar-panel makers, in a sponsored spin-off of its solar panel production operations into a new public company – Maxeon Solar Technologies – which will be headquartered in Singapore.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Roper Technologies sells Gatan to AMETEKJones Day provided antitrust advice to Roper Technologies, Inc. in its sale of microscope peripherals business Gatan, Inc. to AMETEK, Inc.
  • Roper Technologies acquires Foundry for £410 million (US$543.4 million)Jones Day advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of Foundry in an all-cash transaction valued at £410 million (US$543.4 million).
  • 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.
  • NASDAQ Technology AB acquires Cinnober Financial Technology ABJones Day provided antitrust advice in relation to NASDAQ Technology AB's acquisition of Cinnober Financial Technology AB.
  • Autodesk acquires BuildingConnected for $275 millionJones Day advised Autodesk, Inc. in its $275 million acquisition of BuildingConnected, Inc., a provider of preconstruction bid management software tools and construction network.
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • November 29, 2021
      ABA Antitrust Section Corporate Counseling Committee Monthly Update Washington, DC
    • March 11, 2020
      Panelist, U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division Workshop on Proposed Vertical Merger Guidelines
    • May 22, 2019
      Co-chair, GCR Live: Antitrust in the Digital Economy
    • February 1, 2019
      “Platform Regulation and Antitrust,” GCR Live: 8th Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum
    • October 26, 2018
      Antitrust Merger Practice Workshop, ABA Section of Antitrust Law
    • January 26, 2011
      Antitrust and IP Licensing, Jones Day MCLE University (Presentation slides)