Jon B. Dubrow assists clients across a host of inter-related antitrust issues, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions / merger clearance, counseling and litigation. Jon leads the defense of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures before the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and foreign competition authorities. He also regularly assists third parties whose interests are adversely affected by proposed transactions. Jon also is experienced in antitrust litigation. He provides counseling on distribution issues, contracting arrangements and a wide variety of other competition-related matters.
Jon helps clients obtain clearance in the initial review period even for transactions raising significant substantive issues, avoiding the time and cost of a second request. He takes a very proactive approach in managing the regulatory review process designed to minimize the potential need for an in depth government investigation. He has filed and managed the preparation of hundreds of Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) premerger notification forms and provides HSR counseling. He has also managed multinational merger filings in numerous transactions.
Jon counsels clients on a broad range of antitrust issues, including information exchanges, teaming agreements, joint venture ancillary restraints and distribution practices such as pricing restraints, bundled discounting, price discrimination, exclusive distribution issues, dealer termination and exclusive dealing.
Jon has defended a wide variety of antitrust claims in litigation, including Sherman Act monopolization and conspiracy claims involving alleged price fixing, market allocation, tying, "bundled discounts," "aftermarket" parts and services, theft of trade secrets, defamation, other business torts and other alleged anticompetitive conduct. He also defends governmental challenges to mergers or acquisitions under Section 7 of the Clayton Act.
Jon has handled antitrust issues in scores of different industries. He has a particularly strong background in several industry-based representations covering multiple matters, including aerospace and defense, pharmaceuticals / biologic products, medical devices, construction products, and consumer products such as beer and beverage alcohol.