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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

1301 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W., WASHINGTON, D.C., 20004, USA
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Jeffrey Ayer

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Work +1 202-389-5097
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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Position

Jeff is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Jeff’s practice focuses on a wide range of antitrust matters, including securing antitrust clearance for complex transactions, antitrust litigation, antitrust counseling and government investigations.

Education

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1995, Managing Editor, Arizona Law Review; Rice University, B.A., 1991.


United States: Antitrust

Merger control

Within: Merger control

Kirkland & Ellis LLP recently advised Bain Capital and its portfolio companies on the antitrust aspects of a number of strategic transactions, and Blackstone appointed the group to handle its partnership with its portfolio company Alight and Wipro. Out of Washington DC, Mark Kovner, Jeffrey Ayer and Marin Boney advised Boeing on its acquisition of KLX and its proposed takeover of Millennium Space Systems. Also notable is Matthew Reilly, who was part of the team which guided Spectrum Brands through the sale of its battery and lighting business to Energizer. In New York, Ian John led advice to Charter Communications regarding its creation of a 50/50 operating platform partnership with Comcast. Katherine Rocco and Peter McCormack are also contacts to note in New York. Key names in Chicago include James Mutchnik and Luke Ruse, who are defending Citadel Securities as a third party in a DOJ investigation into the announced purchase of NEX by CME.

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