H. KristieXian


Washington + 1.202.879.4664

Kristie Xian's practice focuses on all aspects of antitrust matters, including merger review, litigation, counseling, and government investigations. She has successfully guided multiple clients involved in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and state antitrust authorities. She also regularly advises clients on antitrust issues involving premerger planning, pricing arrangements, competitor collaborations, and information sharing.

Kristie has extensive experience in representing clients in a broad range of industries, including health care, a Jones Day practice that has been ranked among the top "healthcare: service providers" by The Legal 500. Kristie also has experience serving clients in sectors such as retail, biotech, industrial applications, medical devices, mining, and consumer products. She has helped companies effectively respond to federal and state investigations and federal antitrust litigation. Kristie served on a team that defeated the government's motion seeking a preliminary injunction in the Penn State Hershey Medical Center/PinnacleHealth System merger.

In addition, Kristie gained substantial experience practicing as an in-house lawyer while on a year-long secondment with a major retailer, where she worked on a wide variety of antitrust counseling, compliance, and transaction matters.

Kristie is an active member of the American Bar Association Sections of Antitrust and Health Care Law. She currently serves as a Young Lawyer Representative of the ABA Antitrust Section's Corporate Counseling Committee and vice chair of education for the American Health Law Association's Antitrust Practice Group. Kristie is included in The Best Lawyers in America's list of "Ones to Watch" for antitrust.


  • Confidential flat-rolled steel producer acquires Ferrous Processing and Trading Company for $775 millionJones Day advised a confidential flat-rolled steel producer in the $775 million acquisition of Ferrous Processing and Trading Company (FPT), including certain related entities.
  • 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.
  • J.F. Lehman & Company sells BEI PrecisionJones Day advised J.F. Lehman & Company in the sale of BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc. to Quantic Corporate Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management.
  • 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.
  • Nutrien acquires Tec AgroJones Day advised Nutrien Ltd. in its acquisition of Tec Agro Group, the largest branded soybean seeds businesses in Brazil.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs acquires ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billionJones Day advised Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in connection with the acquisition and financing of substantially all of the operations of ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billion.
  • STERIS acquires Key Surgical for approximately $850 millionJones Day advised STERIS plc (NYSE: STE) in the $850 million acquisition of Key Surgical, a leading global provider of sterile processing, operating room, and endoscopy products, and a portfolio company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, LLC.
  • Eaton sells lighting business to SignifyJones Day represented Eaton Corporation as antitrust counsel in the sale of its Cooper Lighting business to Signify N.V. (formerly known as Philips Lighting) for $1.4 billion.
  • CBS and Viacom complete $28 billion all-stock mergerJones Day served as global antitrust counsel to CBS Corporation in the USD 28 billion all-stock merger of CBS and Viacom, resulting in a leading global, multiplatform content company containing a portfolio of well-known media consumer brands including Paramount, CBS, MTV, Showtime, and Nickelodeon.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Smith & Nephew acquires Ceterix® Orthopaedics Inc. for up to $105 millionJones Day advised Smith & Nephew in its acquisition of Ceterix® Orthopaedics, Inc., the developer of a unique device that addresses complex meniscal tear patterns, for up to $105 million.
  • GE sells GE Industrial Solutions to ABB for $2.6 billionJones Day served as antitrust counsel to General Electric Company in the $2.6 billion sale of GE Industrial Solutions to ABB.
  • South Carolina Electric & Gas acquires natural-gas-fired power plant for $180 millionJones Day advised South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation, in its $180 million acquisition of a 540-megawatt, combined-cycle, natural-gas-fired power plant from Columbia Energy LLC, including assistance securing Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approval of the transaction.
  • Smith & Nephew acquires Rotation Medical Inc. for up to $210 millionJones Day advised Smith & Nephew plc in its acquisition of Rotation Medical Inc., a developer of a novel tissue regeneration technology for shoulder rotator cuff repair, for an initial cash consideration of $125 million and up to $85 million over the next five years, contingent on financial performance.
  • PinnacleHealth and UPMC close transactionJones Day advised PinnacleHealth System in its successful affiliation with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).
  • Newell Brands sells Winter Sports businesses to Kohlberg & Company for $240 millionJones Day advised Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) in the sale of its Winter Sports businesses to private equity firm Kohlberg & Company for $240 million, subject to adjustment.
  • Intersil acquired by Renesas Electronics for $3.2 billionJones Day advised Intersil Corporation, a provider of power management and precision analog solutions, in its $3.2 billion acquisition by Renesas Electronics Corporation, a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions.
  • Hill-Rom acquires Mortara Instrument for $330 millionJones Day advised Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. in its acquisition of Mortara Instrument, Inc., a privately held leader in diagnostic cardiology and patient monitoring solutions, technologies, and devices, for $330 million in cash.
  • Additional Publications

    • February 2019
      Navigating Antitrust and Bankruptcy Laws: M&G’s Sale of Its Corpus Christi Facility, The M&A Lawyer
    • September 2018
      Contributor, "Health Care Networks and Managed Care: Antitrust Aspects of Integration and Exclusion" Treatise, Bloomberg Law / BNA Health Law & Business Series Portfolio

    Speaking Engagements

    • November 2021
      Monthly Antitrust Update Program for In-House Counsel, ABA Section of Antirust Law Webinar
    • October 2021
      Antitrust Hot Topics: Spot the Antitrust Issues, Moderator, American Health Law Association
    • November 19, 2020
      Recent Developments in Health Care and Pharmaceutical Antitrust, ABA Section of Antitrust Law Teleconference
    • January 29, 2018
      Monthly Antitrust Update Program for In-House Counsel, ABA Section of Antitrust Law