Aaron M.Healey


Nueva York + 1.212.326.3811

Aaron Healey is a trial lawyer representing clients in complex commercial litigation and antitrust matters. He represents clients in a range of industries including pharmaceuticals, consumer products, finance, airlines, railroads, aerospace and defense technologies, software, and gaming.

Aaron defends companies in antitrust litigation, both individual and class actions, and has litigated horizontal conspiracy, monopolization, and private merger challenge claims in federal courts across the country. Aaron recently won dismissal of a putative class action asserting price-fixing claims against a leading pharmaceutical company. He also won dismissal of group boycott and monopolization claims, including a nascent competition theory, brought against a leading aerospace manufacturer.

Aaron has unique experience litigating antitrust merger challenges brought by government enforcers. He successfully defended STERIS Corporation's acquisition of Synergy Health, involving a nascent competition theory, as well as Cabell Huntington Hospital's acquisition of St. Mary's Medical Center against challenges brought by the Federal Trace Commission (FTC). Most recently, he represented Axon in its defense of the FTC's challenge of a consummated transaction. He also represented Aetna in its acquisition of Humana from a challenge brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and represented Parker Hannifin against a challenge brought by the DOJ to a consummated transaction. Aaron regularly counsels Firm clients, including a leading financial institution, on antitrust compliance and risk management.

Aaron has substantial experience in complex commercial contract disputes and noncompete matters. He has litigated several product liability cases, including multijurisdictional matters and represented several universities in football concussion class actions.


  • Monster Beverage acquires CANarchyJones Day advised Monster Beverage Corporation in the $330 million acquisition of CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective LLC, a craft beer and hard seltzer company.
  • Penn State defends COVID-19 tuition refund class actionsJones Day represents The Pennsylvania State University in three class action lawsuits brought by students and parents seeking refunds for tuition and fees for the spring 2020 semester after the university closed its campus and transitioned to online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • IBM defends software services agreement lawsuit brought by Pennsylvania Dep’t of Labor & IndustryIn a lawsuit brought by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Jones Day is defending International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) against breach-of-contract and other claims premised on allegations that IBM failed to deliver a computer system that would aid the administration of both the tax assessment and benefit payment sides of Pennsylvania's unemployment compensation system.
  • U.S. Steel prevails in litigation over alleged contract breachesJones Day client United States Steel Corporation prevailed in a lawsuit brought by its long-time construction and demolition contractor, Allied Erecting and Dismantling.
  • Manufacturer of bird food defends against putative class actionJones Day defended a manufacturer of bird food in a consolidated putative class action lawsuit alleging that the company sold bird food products that should not have been sold and seeking a refund of funds expended by consumers.
  • 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.
  • Cabell cleared to acquire St. Mary's following dismissal of FTC antitrust lawsuit to block transactionAfter a nearly two-year fight with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Cabell Huntington Hospital, Inc. has overcome all regulatory hurdles to its acquisition of St. Mary’s Medical Center, Inc., clearing the way to combine Huntington, West Virginia’s only two health systems.
  • Parker Hannifin defends $4.3 billion acquisition of CLARCORFollowing a post-closing antitrust investigation, Parker Hannifin Corporation retained Jones Day to act as antitrust counsel in its litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division over the company’s $4.3 billion acquisition of CLARCOR Inc.
  • Level 3 obtains antitrust clearance for $34 billion merger with CenturyLinkJones Day represented Level 3 Communications, Inc. in its proposed $34 billion merger with CenturyLink, Inc.
  • Air China Limited and Air China Cargo resolve multidistrict, class action litigation related to air cargo shipmentsJones Day clients Air China Limited and Air China Cargo successfully resolved multidistrict, class action litigation brought by customers alleging an international conspiracy to impose fuel surcharges on air cargo shipments.
  • STERIS defeats FTC's attempt to block Synergy Health acquisition on antitrust groundsIn a rare litigation defeat against the Federal Trade Commission, Ohio based STERIS Corporation prevailed against an antitrust challenge brought in federal court by the FTC, which sought to block STERIS's proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of Synergy Health plc.
  • iYogi defends against Telephone Consumer Protection Act putative class actionJones Day is representing iYogi, Inc. in connection with a putative class action asserting violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
    • September 5, 2018
      Consummated Merger Challenges: Are You Ever Safe, ABA Antitrust Section
    • December 2014
      Emerging Issues in Data Privacy and Federal Privacy Statutes, 2014 Jones Day CLE Academy
    • December 4, 2013
      Emerging Legal Issues in Privacy & Data Security, Jones Day CLE Academy,