Jones Day (Washington DC)

Tom D. Smith

Jones Day (Washington DC)

Tom Smith is widely regarded as one of the leading experts in the United States on Hart-Scott-Rodino pre-merger notification requirements. He has extensive merger, acquisition, and takeover counseling and litigation experience, with an emphasis in the energy industry. Tom’s practice is primarily concentrated in antitrust and related areas of government regulation and includes litigation, counseling, and agency practice before state and federal courts, antitrust enforcement agencies, and various specialized agencies (e.g., DOD and FERC) where competition policy or antitrust issues arise. He has especially broad experience in dealing with mergers and acquisitions and with the full range of antitrust issues involving the energy, retail products, and steel industries. Representative clients in recent public matters include Abbott Laboratories, Allied Waste Industries, Albertsons, Flowers Foods, International Steel Group, J.M. Smucker, Magellan Midstream Partners, and Roadway Express. He is a member of the bars of the commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as the American Bar Association’s Antitrust and Litigation Sections and the Energy Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and various U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeals.

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Bevin M.B. Newman, Michael H. Knight, Tom D. Smith The U.S. FTC proposes amendment to HSR Rules codifying "pull and refile" and mandating withdrawal for deals that will not proceed


The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has voted to issue a proposed rulemaking amending the rules governing Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) filings made by parties to a proposed merger. The amendments would (1) codify the informal "pull and refile" process and (2) mandate automatic withdrawal of (...)

Alexandre G. Verheyden, Bernard Amory, Carsten Gromotke, Joe Sims, Philip A. Proger, Stefano Macchi di Cellere, Tom D. Smith The European Commission adopts a new Leniency Notice


The detection and punishment of illegal cartels are at the top of the European Commission’s enforcement agenda. In 2001, the Commission meted out record fines in cartel cases totaling $ 1.6 billion, eclipsing the U.S. single-year record of $ 1.1 billion. Historically, the Commission’s fabled « (...)

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