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Richard J. Jamgochian
 

Richard J. Jamgochian

Senior Counsel
 
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 
 
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Fax: +1-212-455-2502

Rick Jamgochian advises on all aspects of antitrust and competition law, with a particular focus on the analysis of competitive issues in mergers and acquisitions and counseling clients through the antitrust merger review process. He also counsels clients on criminal cartel investigations, private antitrust litigation and a variety of antitrust compliance issues. He frequently represents clients in merger reviews before the DOJ and FTC, and in connection with cross-border transactions. Rick has extensive experience across a broad range of industries including financial services, technology and software, healthcare and consumer products.

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Education
  • Cornell Law School, 2008 J.D.
    cum laude; Managing Editor, Cornell International Law Journal
  • Cornell Law School, 2008 LL.M.
    cum laude
  • Middlebury College, 2003 B.A.
    cum laude
Associations
  • Armenian Bar Association
Admissions
  • New York 2009
  • Massachusetts 2008
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York 2017

Rick Jamgochian, Senior Counsel in Simpson Thacher’s New York office and a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department, focuses on all aspects of antitrust law, with a particular focus on counseling clients through the antitrust merger review process. His practice includes counseling clients in connection with merger enforcement, criminal cartel investigations, private antitrust litigation and compliance matters. Rick frequently represents clients in merger reviews before the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, and in connection with cross-border transactions. He has worked on antitrust matters for a wide range of clients including KKR, Blackstone, Stone Point Capital, Tradeweb and U.S. Bank.

Rick’s recent work highlights include:

Financial Services

  • Refinitiv in its $27 billion sale to London Stock Exchange Group
  • First Data in its $22 billion merger with Fiserv
  • Tradeweb in its acquisition of NASDAQ Fixed Income
  • TCF Bank in its $22 billion merger with Huntington Bank
  • U.S. Bancorp in its announced $8 billion acquisition of MUFG Union Bank
  • KeyCorp in its $4.1 billion acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group
  • USAA in the sale of its wealth management and brokerage business to Charles Schwab, and the sale of its asset management business to Victory Capital

Real Estate/Hospitality

  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in its acquisition by MGM Resorts International
  • Invitation Homes in its $20 billion merger with Starwood Waypoint Homes
  • Blackstone in its $6 billion acquisition of Extended Stay America
  • Apple Leisure Group in its $2.7 billion sale to Hyatt Hotels

Healthcare

  • Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman in a majority investment in Medline Industries
  • Global Medical Response in its $2.4 billion acquisition of American Medical Response
  • PharMerica Corporation in its acquisition of BrightSpring Health Services

Consumer/Retail

  • ADT in its merger with Protection 1 in a transaction valued at $15 billion
  • PetSmart in its $3.35 billion acquisition of Chewy
  • Blue Buffalo Pet Products in its $8 billion sale to General Mills
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts in its $1.35 billion sale to JAB

Technology/Defense/Industrial

  • NXP Semiconductors in its $11.8 billion acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor
  • Gerdau S.A. in its sale of rebar steel mills to Commercial Metals Company
  • L3 Technologies in its $33.5 billion merger with Harris Corporation
  • Ferro Corporation in its $2.1 billion sale to Prince International Corporation
  • Yageo Corporation in its $1.8 billion acquisition of KEMET Corporation

Litigation and Investigations

  • A Japanese auto parts supplier in criminal and civil cartel actions
  • Warner/Chappell Music in connection with the DOJ’s review of potential modifications to antitrust consent decrees with performing rights organizations

Rick received his J.D., cum laude, from Cornell Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal, and an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law, cum laude, also from Cornell Law School. He received his B.A., cum laude, from Middlebury College. Prior to law school, Rick was a paralegal at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, where he worked on merger investigations in the technology and financial services industries. He is admitted to practice in New York, Massachusetts and before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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