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Craig A. Waldman

Jones Day (Sillicon Valley), Jones Day (San Francisco)
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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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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 (...)

Bruce McDonald, Craig A. Waldman The US DoJ allows the acquisition of the leading airfare pricing provider by the largest internet search provider with settlement reflecting antitrust enforcement trends (Google / ITA)

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On October 5, 2011, following a public comment period, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued its final judgment approving the requirements Google and ITA Software have agreed to in order to address the U.S. Department of Justice’s alleged anticompetitive concerns stemming (...)

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