Craig A.Waldman

Practice Leader Antitrust & Competition Law

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Craig Waldman, who co-chairs Jones Day's global Antitrust 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, electronic design automation, electronic platforms, health care, consumer products, credit cards, financial institutions, medical devices, defense, sports, financial markets, life sciences, oil and gas, retail stores, satellites, telecommunications, tobacco, and transportation. The companies Craig represents include Dignity Health, Lam Research, NVIDIA, Reynolds, SAP, Synopsys, and Wabtec.

From 1993 to 1996, Craig served as an attorney in the Federal Trade Commission'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, among others.

Craig is a frequent speaker on all antitrust issues. He has served as an adjunct professor at both Berkeley and Hastings Law Schools, 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.


  • BBA Aviation to sell Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day is advising 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 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).
  • NVIDIA to acquire Mellanox Technologies for $6.9 billionJones Day is advising 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.
  • 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.
  • Major banking firm adopts global antitrust compliance programJones Day was hired by a major U.S. bank to devise and help implement a global antitrust compliance program.
  • Autodesk acquires PlanGrid for $875 millionJones Day advised Autodesk, Inc. in its $875 million acquisition of PlanGrid, Inc., a provider of construction productivity software.
  • Oclaro sold to Lumentum for $1.8 billion in cash and stockJones Day advised Oclaro, Inc. in its $1.8 billion acquisition by Lumentum Holdings Inc.
  • Newell Brands sells Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. for $395 millionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in the $395 million sale of Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. to Seidler Equity Partners and Major League Baseball.
  • Newell Brands sells The Waddington Group to Novolex for approximately $2.3 billionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. in its sale of The Waddington Group to Novolex Holdings, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, for approximately $2.3 billion in cash.
  • SAP acquires Callidus Software Inc.Jones Day advised SAP SE in its acquisition of CallidusCloud, the leader in cloud-based Lead to Money (Quote-to-Cash) solutions.
  • Dignity Health and Select Medical combine Concentra and U.S. HealthWorks for $753 millionJones Day advised Dignity Health in its $753 million sale of its U.S. HealthWorks, Inc. subsidiary to Concentra Group Holdings, LLC.
  • Itron acquires Silver Spring Networks for $830 million, net of $118 million of Silver Spring's cashJones Day advised Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) in its acquisition of Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) by acquiring all outstanding shares of Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) for $16.25 per share in cash.
  • SAP acquires GigyaJones Day advised SAP SE in its acquisition of Gigya, Inc., a market leader for customer identity and access management.
  • Reynolds American acquired by British American Tobacco Plc in deal valued at $49 billionJones Day advised Reynolds American Inc. ("RAI") regarding the acquisition by British American Tobacco, p.l.c. ("BAT") of 57.8 percent of the outstanding shares of RAI not owned by BAT and its affiliates in a transaction valued at $49 billion.
  • Linear Technology acquired by Analog Devices for $14.8 billionJones Day advised Linear Technology Corporation on its sale to Analog Devices, Inc.
  • ETS acquires Questar Assessment Inc. for $127.5 millionJones Day advised Educational Testing Service in its $127.5 million cash acquisition of Questar Assessment Inc., a leading K–12 assessment solutions provider focused on building a bridge between learning and accountability.
  • 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.
  • Additional Publications

    • November/December 2016DOJ & FTC Human Resources Guidance Reminds Practitioners About Antitrust Risk in the M&A Context, The M&A Lawyer, Volume 20, Issue 10
    • April 2013Getting The Tough Deal Done: The Roles of The General Counsel and Outside Antitrust Counsel, CPI Antitrust Chronicle
    • July/August 2011Mergers of Competitors: Negotiating Remedies to Resolve U.S. Antitrust Concerns, The M&A Lawyer
    • May 2011Antitrust Enforcement Against Vertical Mergers on the Rise: Implications for Dealmaking, The M&A Lawyer
    • April 2010Antitrust Issues in Clean Technology, Antitrust Source

    Speaking Engagements

    • February 2016Mergers: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How: A practical view on guiding a transaction through the remedy process, panel moderator, Annual Antitrust Law Leaders Forum co-sponsored by GCR, Charles River Associates, and the University of Florida
    • January 2015Roundtable discussions on the current key issues raised by the intersection between antitrust and M&A, Antitrust, Governance, M&A in 2015 sponsored by Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy
    • October 11, 2013Hot Topics in Competition Law, State Bar of California Annual Meeting
    • October 10, 2013Patent Pools Face New Antitrust Threats, Stanford ABA Antitrust/IP conference
    • March 14, 2012Apple, Google, IBM and Other IT Giants Under the Antitrust Nanoscope, panelist, GCR Antitrust & Technology 2012 conference
    • January 26, 2011Antitrust and IP Licensing, Jones Day MCLE University (Presentation slides)
    • September 15, 2009Annual seminar on Antitrust for the Westchester/Southern Connecticut chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (WESFACCA)
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