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Partner and Co-chair, Antitrust Practice Group, Labaton Sucharow
New York, New York
Experience & Areas of Interest:
Jay L. Himes is experienced in all facets of the antitrust landscape, including investigations and case filings, merger transactions, trial and appellate litigation, and settlement. His practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in price-fixing class action cases, and on protecting businesses and consumers from anticompetitive activities generally.
Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow in late 2008, Mr. Himes served as the Antitrust Bureau Chief in the New York Attorney Generalâ€™s office. He also has more than 30 yearsâ€™ experience in complex litigation generally. During his nearly eight-year tenure as New Yorkâ€™s chief antitrust official, Mr. Himes led significant, high-profile antitrust investigations and enforcement actions. Under Mr. Himesâ€™ leadership, the New York Bureau secured its two largest antitrust civil penalities recoveries ever achieved under the Stateâ€™s antitrust statute. While heading the New York Antitrust Bureau, Mr. Himes also was the Statesâ€™ principal representative in the marathon 2001 negotiations that led to a settlement of the governmentsâ€™ landmark monopolization case against Microsoft. Thereafter, he was a leader in the Microsoft judgment enforcement activity that continued throughout his time at the Attorney Generalâ€™s office.
Prior to serving in the Attorney Generalâ€™s office, Mr. Himes practiced complex litigation for 25 years at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. There, he represented the 12 Federal Reserve Banks as plaintiffs in a price-fixing case against the nationâ€™s leading armored car companies, and defended a Revlon healthcare company in a series of price-fixing cases that spanned nearly a decade. More generally, Mr. Himes handled a wide-range of litigation, including securities class actions as well as contract, construction, constitutional, entertainment, environmental, real property and tax litigation.
Active in pro bono matters, Mr. Himes worked with the New York Civil Liberties Union, the NAACP and the National Coalition for the Homeless, while also representing inmate and immigration asylum clients.Mr. Himes is a member of the advisory board of the BNA Antitrust & Trade Regulation Reporter. Mr. Himes is the vice-chair of the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association, and co-chairs the Antitrust Committee of the State Barâ€™s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section. He is also a member of antitrust, litigation, information technology and intellectual property groups in the New York City Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Jay is a Senior Editor for the CPI Antitrust Chronicle.
J.D., magna cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School, Articles Editor of the Wisconsin Law Review, 1972
B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1970
Independent Study, Oxford University