Joseph (Joe) F. Winterscheid provides legal counsel to clients on US and international antitrust law. From 2009 to 2015, Joe headed the Firm’s global Antitrust & Competition Practice Group. From 1989 to 1994, he was partner-in-charge of an international law office in Brussels, where his practice focused on representing clients in competition matters before the European Commission and EU Member State competition authorities.
Joe regularly advises clients on competition issues in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, including US and international premerger notification requirements. He counsels on matters related to pricing and distribution practices, intellectual property licensing arrangements and e-commerce initiatives. Joe’s sectoral experience encompasses a wide range of industries, including air transport, automotive products, chemicals, consumer goods, defense, health care, industrial products, pharmaceuticals, specialty metals and fabricated metal products.
Additionally, Joe has served in a variety of leadership positions in the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law and as a private-sector advisor to the US Federal Trade Commission, Antitrust Division delegation to the International Competition Network.
Secured US antitrust clearances for Mars, Incorporated, in connection with its $23 billion acquisition of Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company and its $2.9 billion acquisition of Procter & Gamble’s pet food business
Representation of Coty, Inc., in connection with its $12.5 billion acquisition of Procter & Gamble’s Salon Professional and Retail Hair Color, Cosmetics and Fine Fragrances businesses
Represented Aleris International in connection with its acquisition of Nichols Aluminum, a leading producer of aluminum sheet products for the transportation, building and construction, machinery and equipment, consumer durables and electrical industries; also represented Aleris in connection with its acquisition of Wabash Alloys to create North America’s leading producer of aluminum specification alloys and its acquisition of ALSCO Metals Corporation
Represented Alliant Techsystems in connection with its acquisition of Swales Aerospace, its acquisition of Mission Research Corporation, its acquisition of the PSI Group, its acquisition of Alcoa’s Thiokol Propulsion unit to create the world’s leading developer and producer solid rocket motors for US space launch applications, and its acquisition of Eagle Industries, a leading manufacturer of operational gear and equipment for the military, homeland security and law enforcement agencies
Represented The Timken Company in connection with its $840 million acquisition of the Torrington Engineered Solutions Business from Ingersoll-Rand Company to create the largest bearings producer in North America and the sale of its global Needle Roller Bearings business to JTEKT, a Japanese bearings and automotive components manufacturer
American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, chair of the International Antitrust Committee, vice chair of the corporate Counseling Committee, and member of the Special Task Force on Antitrust and the Global Economy, as well as the International Competition Policy Advisory Committee Task Force
University of Notre Dame Law School, JD, magna cum laude, 1978
University of Notre Dame, BA, summa cum laude, 1975
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