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Craig A. Waldman

Jones Day (Washington DC)
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Craig Waldman represents companies in antitrust government investigations and enforcement actions, merger reviews, counseling, and antitrust private litigation. He has worked across industries, including IT hardware and software, networking, electronic design automation, electronic platforms, health care, medical devices, defense, sports, financial markets, life sciences, retail stores, and telecommunications. He has extensive experience in mergers, agreements among competitors, vertical distribution issues, price discrimination, criminal antitrust matters, monopolization, and intellectual property licensing and trade regulation. The companies Craig represents include Adobe, Apple, Dignity Health, Lam Research, NVIDIA, SAP, and Synopsys. From 1993 to 1996, he was an attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Mergers I division. Craig is a frequent speaker on all antitrust issues. He is an adjunct professor at Hastings Law School and has lectured at Stanford Business School and Foothill College. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Antitrust Section of the State Bar of California. Craig is also Hiring Partner for the San Francisco Office.

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Jonathan M. Linas, Donald Mcgahn, Michael A. Gleason, Craig A. Waldman, David M. Morrell, Lisa M. Ledbetter The US President Joe Biden signs an executive order on promoting competition in the American economy

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In Short The Situation: President Biden recently signed an Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy (the "Order") outlining 72 initiatives by more than a dozen federal agencies to combat "excessive" corporate consolidation and increase competition across the U.S. (...)

Michael A. Gleason, Lin W. Kahn, Bruce McDonald, Craig A. Waldman The US FTC holds its first Commission meeting since the appointment of a new Chair and signals aggressive antitrust policy as part of government pro-enforcement agenda

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In Short The Situation: The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC"), which now has a 3-2 Democrat majority, held its first Commission meeting since President Biden appointed a new Chair, Lina M. Khan. The Commissioners voted on a number of measures that signal important changes from prior agency (...)

Louis K. Fisher, Tiffany D. Lipscomb-Jackson, Craig A. Waldman, Chris R.J. Pace, Marc A. Weinroth, Matthew A. Kairis The US Supreme Court prohibits an association from restraining student-athlete education-related benefits while recognizing the association still retains considerable flexibility to regulate such benefits (NCAA / Alston)

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The Court’s ruling that certain NCAA rules violate antitrust law opens the door for student-athletes to receive additional benefits. But it does not extend to compensation relating to athletic performance, conferences remain free to pass their own rules independently, and universities may decide (...)

Laurent de Muyter, Carsten Gromotke, Dr. Jürgen Beninca, Michael A. Gleason, Hiromitsu Miyakawa, Prudence Smith, Craig A. Waldman, Philipp Werner, Johannes Zöttl The German Parliament adopts competition rules for tech platforms

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In Short The Development: The Bundestag, the German legislature, amended Germany’s antitrust laws to include special competition rules for digital platform "companies with overwhelming importance for competition across multiple markets." The amendments, known as the GWB Digitization Act or ARC (...)

Laurent de Muyter, Bernard Amory, Alexandre G. Verheyden, Yvan N. Desmedt, Eric Barbier de la Serre, Craig A. Waldman, Jörg Hladjk, Undine Von Diemar, Matt Evans The EU Commission unveils sweeping proposals to regulate the digital sector

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In Short The Development: The European Commission ("EC") recently released two long-awaited legislative proposals, the Digital Services Act ("DSA") and Digital Markets Act ("DMA"), that would significantly increase the EC’s regulatory oversight of online platform companies (previewed in our (...)

Julia E. Mcevoy, David Kiernan, Bruce McDonald, Craig A. Waldman, Margaret A. Ward, Marc Siegel The US DoJ brings criminal charges for wage fixing on therapist staffing companies (Neeraj Jindal)

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The Department of Justice Antitrust Division ("DOJ") has indicted a Texas businessman for conspiring with competitors to fix employee wages in violation of the Sherman Act. This action challenges particularly blatant conduct, but is consistent with recent attention to antitrust in employment (...)

Craig A. Waldman, Bruce McDonald, Kate Wallace, Thomas Forr The US Supreme Court rejects an attempt to block consumer claims against a big tech company under the indirect-purchaser rule (Apple / Pepper)

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This article has been nominated for the 2020 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. In May 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5–4 decision in Apple v. Pepper, one of the Court’s most significant antitrust rulings of the last several years. In a (...)

Craig A. Waldman, David P. Wales, Geoffrey D. Oliver The US FTC announces an unusual proposed consent agreement to resolve unprecedented allegations on enforcement of standards-essential patents (Bosch / SPX)

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission this week announced a highly unusual proposed consent agreement reached with Robert Bosch GmbH ("Bosch") that permits Bosch’s acquisition of SPX Service Solutions U.S. LLC ("SPX Service Solutions") from SPX Corporation ("SPX") to proceed. More significantly, it (...)

Craig A. Waldman, Margaret A. Ward, Philip A. Proger The US DoJ requires divestiture of the entire US business before approving a merger in the market for point-of-sale terminals in retail stores (VeriFone / Hypercom)

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In any transaction involving the combination of two or more competitors, M&A lawyers should consider whether antitrust issues may impact the deal, and how they can be addressed in the merger agreement. Most of the transactions closely scrutinized by the U.S. antitrust authorities are (...)

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