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JoshuaShapiro

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Focus Areas

Examples of Josh’s experience include:

Transactions:

  • Representing an LSE-listed medical device company in its $4.2 billion takeover by a leading global medical technology company, which was cleared by the FTC and other international regulators after the negotiation of a global remedy.
  • Representing a global private equity firm in its $3.4 billion acquisition of the methacrylates business of one of the largest specialty chemicals companies in the world.
  • Representing an NYSE-listed global industrial packaging company in connection with its $1.8 billion acquisition of a recycled paperboard and packaging solutions company.
  • Representing a global health care company in connection with its $4.3 billion agreement to acquire a manufacturer of prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products.
  • Representing an NYSE-listed global IT services provider in its $14 billion Reverse Morris Trust transaction involving a multinational enterprise information technology company’s global enterprise services segment and a global provider of information technology services and professional services.
  • Representing a U.K.-based private equity and venture capital firm in its $385 million acquisition of a U.S.-based concessionaire of airport services.
  • Representing an SET-listed global chemical producer in connection with its $314 million acquisition of a manufacturer and supplier of nonwoven hygiene fabrics.
  • Representing a global infrastructure fund manager in its $220 million acquisition of an owner and operator of toll bridges and tunnels.
  • Representing an ASX-listed manufacturing company in its takeover by a Japan-based construction equipment company.
  • Representing a Dutch telecommunications company in the sale of a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary to a global provider of communications solutions.
  • Representing a global health service company in its $54 billion merger with a managed health care company.
  • Representing a global pharmaceutical company in its $5.4 billion acquisition of an animal health company.
  • Representing a commercial airline in its slot transaction with another commercial airline.
  • Representing a multinational pharmaceutical corporation in its $68 billion acquisition of another global pharmaceutical company.

Litigation:

  • Representing a Thailand-based producer of seafood products and a U.S.-based provider of packaged seafood in a class action litigation involving price fixing in the packaged tuna industry.
  • Representing a UK-based banking and financial services company in multidistrict class action litigation alleging violations of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act.
  • Representing a European banking group in multidistrict class action litigation alleging antitrust violations in the municipal derivatives industry.
  • Representing the largest U.S. dairy in arbitration involving claims alleging manipulation of the spot cheese market and milk futures contracts.
  • Representing a U.S. brewing company in a confidential arbitration involving breach of contract and theft of trade secret claims.
  • Co-presenter, “Hot Topics in Antitrust,” Thompson Hine Competition Cafe Podcast Series, May 2022
  • Co-presenter, “Presidential Executive Order Targets Changes in Antitrust Enforcement,” Thompson Hine Competition Cafe Podcast Series, April 2022
  • Co-presenter, “Considerations for Cross-Border M&A: Canada, the UK & the US Trends in Antitrust & National Security Merger Review,” Thompson Hine Webinar, February 2021
  • Selected to WWL’s Competition Future Leaders – Partners 2022
  • Included on New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, 2015-2017
  • Listed in Euromoney’s Competition and Antitrust Expert Guide, 2021

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section; Vice Chair, U.S. Comments and Policy Committee
  • New York City Bar Association, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee (2016-2019)

Education

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2006,

    with high honors; executive managing editor, Emory Law Journal

  • Amherst College, B.A., 2001,
    magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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