Jay Himes

Jay Himes

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Co-Chair of Labaton Sucharow’s Antitrust & Competition Litigation Practice, Jay Himes is experienced in all facets of the antitrust landscape, including investigations and case filings, merger transactions, trial and appellate litigation, and settlements. With more than 40 years of experience in complex litigation, Jay focuses on representing plaintiffs in price-fixing class action cases and protects businesses from anticompetitive activities. Jay also serves as the court-appointed trustee in the Department of Justice’s recent merger victory after trial–United States of America v. Bazaarvoice, Inc.–with the responsibility to monitor Bazaarvoice‘s compliance with its obligations under the final judgment. Jay is the 2014 recipient of the William T. Lifland Service Award, presented by the Antitrust Law Section of the New York State Bar Association for distinguished service. Chambers USA reports that sources described him as "one of the finest plaintiffs lawyers in New York," and The Legal 500’s sources called him "a very solid and highly experienced antitrust lawyer." Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, Jay served as the Antitrust Bureau Chief in the New York Attorney General’s office. During his nearly eight-year tenure as New York’s chief antitrust official, Jay led significant, high-profile antitrust investigations and enforcement actions. These cases included: In re Buspirone Antitrust Litigation ($100 million settlement); In re Cardizem CD Antitrust Litigation ($80 million settlement); and In re Compact Disc Antitrust Litigation ($67 million settlement). Under Jay’s leadership, the New York Bureau secured the two largest antitrust civil penalties recoveries ever achieved under the State’s antitrust statute.

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