Professional Experience
Associate
Current
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NYMEX Holdings Inc. Unconditional antitrust clearance obtained for merger with CME Group Obtained unconditional antitrust clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice for NYMEX in connection with its multi-billion merger with CME Group. DOJ gave it's consent after a detailed and thorough review of the transaction. Clearance was secured on June 16, 2008 and the companies expect to close in the last quarter of 2008.
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Reuters Group plc Secured antitrust clearance for Reuters in its $17.2 billion combination with The Thomson Corporation Weil Gotshal attorneys secured antitrust clearances for Reuters Group PLC in its $17.2 billion combination with The Thomson Corporation. Regulatory clearance was successfully obtained from the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice after the parties agreed to sell copies of certain databases. Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading provider of news and data for professional markets.
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Citibank, N.A. In re ATM Fee Antitrust Litigation Representing Citibank, N.A. in a series of federal antitrust class actions. Plaintiffs allege that Citibank, along with a number of other major banks and financial institutions, illegally fixed the price of ATM interchange fees on the STAR ATM network, and seek to recover treble damages on behalf of a nationwide class of ATM users. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently granted partial summary judgment of plaintiffs' per se antitrust claims against Citibank and other defendants. The Court stated it would certify its decision for appeal to the Ninth Circuit if plaintiffs so request.
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Management of Kinder Morgan, Inc. Leveraged Buyout of Kinder Morgan, Inc. Advised Richard Kinder and his senior management team in connection with their $22 billion management buyout of Kinder Morgan, Inc., one of the largest energy transportation, storage and distribution companies in North America.
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Goldman Sachs Capital Partners Acquisition of Alltel Corporation Antitrust counsel for Goldman Sachs Capital Partners regarding the $27.5 billion acquisition of wireless phone company Alltel by GS Capital Partners and TPG Capital. Obtained clearance from the DOJ without a Request for Additional Information.
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Great Lakes Chemical Merger between Great Lakes Chemical and Crompton Corporation Represented Great Lakes Chemical in its $1.8 billion merger with Crompton Corporation, obtaining global antitrust approvals while avoiding a Second Request and a Phase II inquiry.
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Kinder Morgan Management Group Management Buyout of Kinder Morgan Inc. Advised Kinder Morgan's CEO and senior management in the $22 billion buyout of Kinder Morgan Inc. by our clients and several investment funds, including funds managed by Goldman Sachs, AIG, The Carlyle Group, and Riverstone Holdings. The transaction presented cutting edge antitrust issues because a joint venture between Carlyle and Riverstone had preexisting minority investments in energy companies that may compete with Kinder Morgan. We reached a unique governance-related solution that allowed the transaction to be consummated without any divestitures.
Education
University of Virginia
J.D.
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University of Virginia
B.S.
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