Thomas Forr

Jones Day (Washington DC)
Lawyer (Associate)

Tommy Forr is an antitrust attorney, advising companies on all antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions, federal and state government investigations, and day-to-day business practices. He has extensive experience before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and state AGs.Tommy has helped obtain merger clearance for more than 20 M&A matters, including some of the largest of the past decade, such as AT&T’s $67 billion acquisition of DIRECTV. He has advised clients in numerous industries including health care, retail, energy, hospitality, chemicals, transportation, and telecommunications.Tommy also gained substantial experience practicing as an in-house lawyer while on a yearlong secondment (2017-2018) with the competition law group of General Electric, where he worked on a wide variety of antitrust counseling, compliance, and transactional matters across the globe.Tommy has litigated several pro bono cases, achieving favorable verdicts in a criminal jury trial and administrative law hearings, working with public defenders and homeless outreach organizations.

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


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 majority opinion authored by Justice Kavanaugh, the Court held that iPhone owners who purchased software applications (“apps”) from (...)

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