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Phil Proger practices antitrust law with emphasis on matters before US and international enforcement agencies, including mergers and cartel investigations, as well as antitrust litigation. Phil also oversees Jones Day's worldwide Antitrust & Competition Law Practice. He has extensive experience advising on antitrust issues in a broad range of industries, including health care, chemicals, insurance, media, pharmaceuticals, software, and retail. He has represented companies and individuals in criminal and civil cartel investigations conducted simultaneously in multiple jurisdictions and defended those clients in follow-up class actions, private treble damage actions, and non-US damage actions. He also has handled numerous investigations by antitrust enforcement agencies involving mergers and nonmerger conduct (including conduct involving licensing, patent settlements, and refusals to deal).

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Phil has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Bar Association (2003-2006), Chair of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law (1998-1999), and Co-Chair of the ABA’s 2008 Transition Report to the new Administration on antitrust enforcement. He is a frequent writer and speaker on antitrust topics and has testified before Congress (Senate and House of Representatives), the Federal Trade Commission, the Antitrust Modernization Commission, and the International Competition Policy Advisory Committee. He is a member of The American Law Institute, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the advisory boards of BNA Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report and The M&A Lawyer, and the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland School of Law.

Education

University of Maryland (J.D. with honors 1973; Law Review; Moot Court National Team; B.A. 1969).


United States: Antitrust

Merger control

Within: Merger control

Jones Day's Kenneth Field and of counsel Phil Proger recently advised Rite Aid on the acquisition of 1,932 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory by Walgreens Boots for $4.4bn. In the telecoms space, Houston-based Bruce McDonald represented Level 3 in its $31bn merger with CenturyLink, while Ryan Thomas was active in the healthcare space where he acted for Essilor in its proposed merger with Luxottica. On the merger litigation front, John Majoras and Michael Gleason defended Parker Hannifin in a DOJ investigation arising from its completed acquisition of Clarcor. Aimee DeFilippo was recently promoted to partner and oversaw GE's $2.6bn sale of GE Industrial to ABB. Other key contacts include New York-based global practice co-head Craig Waldman and Michael Knight; Knight led the advice to Calgon Carbon regarding its $1.3bn all-cash acquisition by Kuraray. David Wales joined Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

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