Jay L. Himes
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Antitrust and Competition Litigation
Co-Chair of the Firm's Antitrust and Competition Litigation Practice, Jay Himes is experienced in all facets of antitrust and complex litigation generally. With more than 40 years, Jay focuses on representing plaintiffs in price-fixing class action cases and protects businesses from anticompetitive activities. Currently, Jay represents clients in global antitrust matters involving alleged price-fixing, benchmark and commodities manipulation, pay-for-delay, and other anticompetitive practices, including: In re Platinum and Palladium Antitrust Litigation and In re Treasury Securities Auction Antitrust Litigation.
Most recently, Jay helped secure more than $1.2 billion in In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation, a class action lawsuit on behalf of plaintiffs who purchased airfreight shipping services directly from major domestic and international air cargo carriers.
Jay also serves as the court-appointed trustee in the Department of Justice's 2014 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 a member of the U.S. Advisory Board of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law's Institute of Consumer Antitrust Studies, the advisory board of the Bloomberg Law's Antitrust & Trade Regulation Reporter, and the editorial advisory group of the Antitrust Chronicle.
Jay serves as the Antitrust Section's delegate to the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). He is also the past chair of the Antitrust Section of the NYSBA and currently co-chairs the antitrust committees of both the State Bar's Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and its International Section. Jay also serves as the secretary of NYSBA's International Section. Jay is also a member of antitrust, litigation, and intellectual property groups in the American Bar Association.
University of Wisconsin Law School
J.D., magna cum laude, 1972
University of Wisconsin
United States: Antitrust
Civil litigation/class actions
Within: Civil litigation/class actions
The lawyers at Labaton Sucharow LLP are ‘extremely diligent and effective litigators that always have the best interest of the client in mind’. The very broad client base includes a variety of funds, insurers, municipalities, small and large businesses and individual consumers. Praised for its ‘strong investigatory skills’, the firm is proactive in developing cases, as evidenced by the fact it was first to file in a nationwide class action against major platinum and palladium dealers alleging a price-fixing conspiracy in these commodity markets; practice chairs Gregory Asciolla and Jay Himes served as co-lead counsel on that matter. In another first, Asciolla and Michael Stocker initiated a class action against a number of prominent financial institutions, including Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, alleging a conspiracy to manipulate auctions for US treasury securities.