Raymond A. Jacobsen, Jr.

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Raymond (Ray) A. Jacobsen, Jr., advises clients on mergers, acquisitions and complex antitrust litigation. He has significant experience in the defense, medical devices, biotech, consumer product, energy and health care industries. Ray is the global head of McDermott's Antitrust Practice, and also serves on the Management Committee and Executive Committee. Read Raymond A. Jacobsen, Jr.'s full bio.

Navigating the FTC’s Expanded Unfair-Competition Stance


By , and on Nov 21, 2022
Posted In FTC Developments

On November 10, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted to approve a new policy statement interpreting the FTC’s authority under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, which prohibits “unfair methods of competition in or affecting commerce.” The newly adopted policy statement provides a significantly more expansive interpretation of the FTC’s authority and...

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What to Expect from FTC’S Big Tech Merger Review


By and on Apr 28, 2020
Posted In Consumer Protection/Privacy, FTC Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions

On Feb. 11, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had issued special orders to five large technology companies, requesting information on prior acquisitions completed by the companies during the past 10 years. The FTC’s announcement follows several recent high-profile events relating to technology mergers, including the FTC’s Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in...

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Lessons Learned – The State of Affairs in US Merger Review


By , , , and on May 18, 2016
Posted In DOJ Developments, FTC Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions

In the last year, the US antitrust regulators successfully challenged multiple transactions in court and forced companies to abandon several other transactions as a result of threatened enforcement actions. Looking back at the different cases, there are some trends that we see developing in the government’s positioning on mergers, and these should be kept in...

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