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Jeff Spigel focuses on advising clients on the antitrust issues related to the execution of their business strategy. As a partner and head of our Antitrust practice, clients routinely seek Jeff's counsel to guide them through strategic transactions, government investigations and litigation.

Jeff represents clients in responding to a range of civil and criminal antitrust investigations in the U.S. and abroad, obtaining Hart-Scott-Rodino clearance and coordinating approvals of proposed transactions in foreign jurisdictions. He also advises clients on pursuing or defending against antitrust claims, and counsels on strategic antitrust issues such as those arising from benchmarking, compliance and audits, competitor collaborations, exclusivity and foreclosure, resale price maintenance, Robinson-Patman price discrimination, refusals to deal, and tying and predatory bundling issues.

With significant experience in the healthcare sector, Jeff frequently advises healthcare clients on strategic transactions, messenger model networks, financially- and/or clinically-integrated networks, Group Purchasing Organizations and claims by commercial payors, competitors, or the government.

Jeff's antitrust experience also includes advising clients in a broad range of industries such as building materials, chemicals, communications, energy (oil, gas and power), entertainment, financial, metals, paper, pharmaceutical, retail and technology.

On behalf of his clients, Jeff appears regularly before the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, and he coordinates with foreign counsel in dealing with competition authorities in jurisdictions around the globe, including before the European Commission. In addition, he represent clients on unfair and deceptive trade practice matters before the Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and state attorneys general.

A regular author and speaker, Chambers USA, Legal 500 and Super Lawyers have identified Jeff as a recognized practitioner and leading antitrust lawyer. In addition, Nightingale Healthcare News has named him one of the “Outstanding Healthcare Antitrust Lawyers” in the U.S.

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Credentials

B.A., Emory University

J.D., University of Miami

LL.M., Georgetown University

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Tennessee

Tennessee Bar Association

The District of Columbia Bar

International Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association

Federal Communications Bar Association

American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law

Recognized practitioner and leading antitrust lawyer


Chambers USA, Legal 500 and Super Lawyers

Named one of the “Outstanding Healthcare Antitrust Lawyers” in the U.S.


Nightingale Healthcare News

Matters

Healthcare/Life Sciences

Representing Ochsner Health System it its formation of JOAs with CHRISTUS Louisiana, Lafeyette General Health, St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Terrebonne General Medical Center.

Successfully defended Houston Methodist in an FTC and Texas AG investigation of its acquisition of two CHRISTUS hospitals in the metropolitan Houston area.

Successfully defended St. Joseph’s Health System in an FTC investigation of its formation of a JOA with Emory Healthcare.

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Healthcare/Life Sciences

Representing Ochsner Health System it its formation of JOAs with CHRISTUS Louisiana, Lafeyette General Health, St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Terrebonne General Medical Center.

Successfully defended Houston Methodist in an FTC and Texas AG investigation of its acquisition of two CHRISTUS hospitals in the metropolitan Houston area.

Successfully defended St. Joseph’s Health System in an FTC investigation of its formation of a JOA with Emory Healthcare.

Successfully defended University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in an FTC and Texas AG investigation of its formation of a JOA with Texas Health Resources.

Successfully defended King’s Daughter Hospital in its acquisition by Scott & White Healthcare, which ultimately received clearance by the FTC under a failing firm defense.

Successfully defended a 1,000-plus member, exclusive clinically-integrated physician network in an FTC price fixing investigation.

Successfully defended physician clients and their messenger model network in an FTC civil price fixing and concerted refusal to deal investigation.

Represented Hospital Corporation of America in a Sections 1 and 2 Sherman Act (tying) federal antitrust action against a competing hospital system. (Palmyra Park Medical Center, Inc. v. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Inc., et al.).

Successfully defended a branded pharmaceutical manufacturer in DOJ and FTC antitrust investigations of a proposed patent settlement and the use of authorized generics.

Energy

Representing ConocoPhillips on the sale of its Canadian oil, sand and gas assets to Cenovus in a $13.3 billion transaction.

Successfully defended one of the leading operators and builders of offshore supply vessels in a DOJ investigation of an acquisition of a leading provider of repair services and construction of offshore and military vessels.

Successfully defended a leading manufacturer of drill bits used in mining and oil and gas exploration in a DOJ investigation of its acquisition by a competitor.

Successfully defended a major global energy company in a DOJ criminal antitrust investigation.

Successfully defended one of the world’s largest integrated petroleum companies in an industry-wide investigation by the FTC and Congress of gasoline prices.

Successfully defended Mirant Corporation in a DOJ antitrust investigation of its merger with RRI Energy. The transaction closed without DOJ action.

Represented Weatherford International in the sale of its pipeline business to Baker Hughes for $250 million.

Represented Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars on its $600 million acquisition of the casing and tubing business of Oil States International.

Manufacturing/Chemical/Paper

Represented Forterra Brick on the combination of its brick business with Boral Brick as part of the formation of a new joint venture.

Represented Forterra Building Products in its acquisition of U.S. Pipe.

Advised Lafarge on numerous strategic transactions.

Successfully defended WestRock (formerly RockTenn), which is a leading manufacturer of containerboard and paperboard, in DOJ and Canadian investigations of strategic acquisitions of competitors, including the $16 billion merger with MeadWestvaco.

Defended UCAR International (now GrafTech) in a federal grand jury price fixing investigation. (United States v. UCAR International Inc.).

Financial Services

Successfully defended a leading consumer credit reporting agency in an FTC investigation of an acquisition of a competitor.

Successfully defended John H. Harland in a DOJ merger investigation of Harland’s acquisition by Clarke American. The merger resulted in the consolidation of the number of national check printers from three to two.

Defended Bank of America in an FTC consumer protection investigation and litigation of Countrywide Financial Corporation related to Countrywide’s mortgage loan servicing practices.

Entertainment

Represented Carmike Cinemas in a DOJ investigation of its merger with AMC Theatres. Successfully negotiated a settlement with the DOJ. (United States of America v. AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.).

Retail

Successfully defended a leading branded-apparel company in an FTC merger investigation of an acquisition of a competitor.

Successfully defended a leading manufacturer and retailer of recreational boats in an FTC investigation of the acquisition of a competitor.

Successfully defended The Belk Stores in an FTC merger investigations of its acquisitions of the Parisian, Proffitt’s and McCrae’s department store chains from Saks Fifth Avenue.

Successfully defended McLane Company in a Section 1 Sherman Act in an action in federal District Court in Connecticut. (Loretta N. Bansavich D/B/A/ Lori’s Mobil v. McLane Company, Inc.).

Technology

Successfully defended ChoicePoint in an FTC merger investigation of ChoicePoint’s acquisition by Reed Elsevier.

Successfully defended Sprint in a DOJ investigation of its $35 billion merger with Nextel.

Matters

Healthcare/Life Sciences

Representing Ochsner Health System it its formation of JOAs with CHRISTUS Louisiana, Lafeyette General Health, St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Terrebonne General Medical Center.

Successfully defended Houston Methodist in an FTC and Texas AG investigation of its acquisition of two CHRISTUS hospitals in the metropolitan Houston area.

Successfully defended St. Joseph’s Health System in an FTC investigation of its formation of a JOA with Emory Healthcare.

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Healthcare/Life Sciences

Representing Ochsner Health System it its formation of JOAs with CHRISTUS Louisiana, Lafeyette General Health, St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Terrebonne General Medical Center.

Successfully defended Houston Methodist in an FTC and Texas AG investigation of its acquisition of two CHRISTUS hospitals in the metropolitan Houston area.

Successfully defended St. Joseph’s Health System in an FTC investigation of its formation of a JOA with Emory Healthcare.

Successfully defended University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in an FTC and Texas AG investigation of its formation of a JOA with Texas Health Resources.

Successfully defended King’s Daughter Hospital in its acquisition by Scott & White Healthcare, which ultimately received clearance by the FTC under a failing firm defense.

Successfully defended a 1,000-plus member, exclusive clinically-integrated physician network in an FTC price fixing investigation.

Successfully defended physician clients and their messenger model network in an FTC civil price fixing and concerted refusal to deal investigation.

Represented Hospital Corporation of America in a Sections 1 and 2 Sherman Act (tying) federal antitrust action against a competing hospital system. (Palmyra Park Medical Center, Inc. v. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Inc., et al.).

Successfully defended a branded pharmaceutical manufacturer in DOJ and FTC antitrust investigations of a proposed patent settlement and the use of authorized generics.

Energy

Representing ConocoPhillips on the sale of its Canadian oil, sand and gas assets to Cenovus in a $13.3 billion transaction.

Successfully defended one of the leading operators and builders of offshore supply vessels in a DOJ investigation of an acquisition of a leading provider of repair services and construction of offshore and military vessels.

Successfully defended a leading manufacturer of drill bits used in mining and oil and gas exploration in a DOJ investigation of its acquisition by a competitor.

Successfully defended a major global energy company in a DOJ criminal antitrust investigation.

Successfully defended one of the world’s largest integrated petroleum companies in an industry-wide investigation by the FTC and Congress of gasoline prices.

Successfully defended Mirant Corporation in a DOJ antitrust investigation of its merger with RRI Energy. The transaction closed without DOJ action.

Represented Weatherford International in the sale of its pipeline business to Baker Hughes for $250 million.

Represented Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars on its $600 million acquisition of the casing and tubing business of Oil States International.

Manufacturing/Chemical/Paper

Represented Forterra Brick on the combination of its brick business with Boral Brick as part of the formation of a new joint venture.

Represented Forterra Building Products in its acquisition of U.S. Pipe.

Advised Lafarge on numerous strategic transactions.

Successfully defended WestRock (formerly RockTenn), which is a leading manufacturer of containerboard and paperboard, in DOJ and Canadian investigations of strategic acquisitions of competitors, including the $16 billion merger with MeadWestvaco.

Defended UCAR International (now GrafTech) in a federal grand jury price fixing investigation. (United States v. UCAR International Inc.).

Financial Services

Successfully defended a leading consumer credit reporting agency in an FTC investigation of an acquisition of a competitor.

Successfully defended John H. Harland in a DOJ merger investigation of Harland’s acquisition by Clarke American. The merger resulted in the consolidation of the number of national check printers from three to two.

Defended Bank of America in an FTC consumer protection investigation and litigation of Countrywide Financial Corporation related to Countrywide’s mortgage loan servicing practices.

Entertainment

Represented Carmike Cinemas in a DOJ investigation of its merger with AMC Theatres. Successfully negotiated a settlement with the DOJ. (United States of America v. AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc.).

Retail

Successfully defended a leading branded-apparel company in an FTC merger investigation of an acquisition of a competitor.

Successfully defended a leading manufacturer and retailer of recreational boats in an FTC investigation of the acquisition of a competitor.

Successfully defended The Belk Stores in an FTC merger investigations of its acquisitions of the Parisian, Proffitt’s and McCrae’s department store chains from Saks Fifth Avenue.

Successfully defended McLane Company in a Section 1 Sherman Act in an action in federal District Court in Connecticut. (Loretta N. Bansavich D/B/A/ Lori’s Mobil v. McLane Company, Inc.).

Technology

Successfully defended ChoicePoint in an FTC merger investigation of ChoicePoint’s acquisition by Reed Elsevier.

Successfully defended Sprint in a DOJ investigation of its $35 billion merger with Nextel.

Credentials

B.A., Emory University

J.D., University of Miami

LL.M., Georgetown University

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Tennessee

Tennessee Bar Association

The District of Columbia Bar

International Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association

Federal Communications Bar Association

American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law

Recognized practitioner and leading antitrust lawyer


Chambers USA, Legal 500 and Super Lawyers

Named one of the “Outstanding Healthcare Antitrust Lawyers” in the U.S.


Nightingale Healthcare News