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Jessica Delbaum

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Jessica Delbaum is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s Antitrust Group. Her practice focuses on defending multinational companies’ mergers and acquisitions before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice as well as coordinating the multi-jurisdictional antitrust defense of transactions. Ms. Delbaum also counsels clients on an extensive array of antitrust issues such as competitor collaborations, cartel leniency applications, and Hart-Scott-Rodino Act compliance, including integration planning. Ms. Delbaum has defended substantive merger investigations involving a wide variety of industries, including health care, industrial gases, mining and finance.


Harvard University, Law School, J.D., 2001, cum laude; Columbia College, Columbia University , B.A. (Economics-Philosophy), 1996, magna cum laude

United States: Antitrust

Merger control

Within: Merger control

In 2017, Shearman & Sterling LLP expanded its footprint in Washington DC by hiring David Higbee, Djordje Petkoski, Ryan Shores and Todd Stenerson from Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP. Bruce Hoffman, who also made the move, subsequently became acting director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition. Higbee, who is now the global antitrust head, ‘manages his team very efficiently and effectively’. In 2017, New York-based practitioners Jessica Delbaum and associate Aleksandra Petkovic worked with practitioners in the Brussels office to advise B/E Aerospace on the antitrust aspects of its $8.3bn acquisition of Rockwell Collins. In another highlight, Delbaum, New York-based of counsel Wayne Dale Collins and others assisted American Axle & Manufacturing with obtaining clearances in the US, Mexico, South Korea, Austria and Germany of its $3.2bn acquisition of Metaldyne Performance Group. Counsel Daniel Francis, who practises in Washington DC, is also recommended.

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