H. KristieXian


Washington + 1.202.879.4664

Kristie Xian's practice focuses on all aspects of antitrust matters, including merger review, litigation, compliance 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.

Kristie has extensive experience in representing clients in a broad range of industries, including health care, industrial applications, medical devices, chemicals, technology, and consumer products. She has helped companies effectively respond to a range of antitrust issues, from premerger planning, conduct investigations, regulatory filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, federal and state investigations, and federal antitrust litigation, including defeating the government's motion seeking a preliminary injunction in the merger of Penn State Hershey Medical Center and the PinnacleHealth System.

Kristie also maintains an active pro bono practice. She was recognized by the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project as part of the Pro Bono Team of the Year for her work on a child custody appeal.


  • 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.
  • Cleveland-Cliffs to acquire ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $1.4 billionJones Day is advising Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. in its acquisition of substantially all of the operations of ArcelorMittal USA for approximately $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.
  • PinnacleHealth System and Penn State Hershey attempt to merge Pennsylvania hospitalsJones Day represented PinnacleHealth System and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center as antitrust counsel in the hospitals' proposed merger.
  • CentraCare secures antitrust clearance to acquire St. Cloud Medical Group by successfully asserting the "failing firm" defenseCentraCare Health obtained antitrust clearance, through a consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission, to acquire St. Cloud Medical Group.
  • Penn State Health acquires St. Joseph Regional Health NetworkJones Day counseled Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in its acquisition of St. Joseph Regional Health Network, based in Reading, Pennsylvania, from Catholic Health Initiatives.
  • Five9 discloses global operations to FCC and initiates compliance measuresJones Day assisted Five9, Inc. in disclosing its global operations to the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") and initiating measures to ensure compliance with federal law and FCC rules.
  • 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

    • January 29, 2018
      Monthly Antitrust Update Program for In-House Counsel, ABA Section of Antirust Law
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