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.
By Gregory E. Heltzer, Graham Hyman and Raymond A. Jacobsen, Jr. 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...
By Jonathan Ende and Raymond A. Jacobsen, Jr. 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...
By Raymond A. Jacobsen, Jr., Joel R. Grosberg, Jon B. Dubrow, Bilal Sayyed and McDermott Will & Emery 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...