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Jacqueline R. Java
Jacqueline (Jackie) Java represents companies in all antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions, from initial antitrust analyses and the preparation of Hart-Scott-Rodino filings, through government investigations and Second Requests. She frequently counsels clients on the competitive implications of proposed transactions and strategies for obtaining regulatory clearance. Jackie also has assisted with filings required by foreign antitrust authorities. She has counseled many clients on the antitrust pitfalls associated with due diligence and integration planning in connection with mergers, particularly where the parties operate in highly concentrated industries. She also has represented clients in Federal Trade Commission, Department of Justice and other federal regulatory authority investigations into allegedly anticompetitive activities.
Jackie also advises clients involved in transactions and day-to-day operations that raise antitrust issues regarding interactions among competitors, the formation of joint ventures, distribution and pricing policies and programs, information exchanges, and allegations of price fixing, market allocation, and other anticompetitive practices. Jackie is particularly experienced in managing complex relationships in industries where companies simultaneously act as competitors, customers and collaborators.
In addition, Jackie is experienced in developing and implementing industry-specific antitrust training and compliance programs. She also serves as antitrust counsel to trade associations, informal groups seeking to establish trade associations, and clients seeking to participate in information exchanges or third-party industry studies.
As antitrust counsel, Jackie represents clients in many industries. She has particular experience with energy-related businesses, including power generation, pipeline transportation and storage, natural gas and power trading, oil and gas field services, and bulk liquids storage.
Chevron Corporation in the sale to ONEOK Partners, L.P. of natural gas liquids pipelines and related assets for $800 million, as well as several other oil and gas midstream asset divestitures
Duke Energy Corporation in the $2.8 billion sale of its Midwest merchant generation business comprised of 11 power plants and a competitive retail business to Dynegy Inc.
Southern Waste Systems/Sun Recycling in the sale of residential, commercial, and industrial solid waste collection, processing/recycling and transfer operations and assets to Waste Management Inc. of Florida
Alinda Capital Partners and its co-seller in the sale of SourceGas Holdings LLC, which owns a local gas distribution company with operations across four states, to Black Hills Corp. for $1.89 billion
Apache Corporation in the $3.75 billion sale of Gulf of Mexico Shelf operations and assets to Fieldwood Energy LLC, an affiliate of Riverstone Holdings
The Sterling Group, a private equity firm, in the sale of Universal Fiber Systems, a manufacturer of high-performance, specialty synthetic fibers, to funds managed by HIG
Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC in its acquisition of northeast Pennsylvania gas gathering assets from Southwestern Energy Company for $500 million
The Sterling Group in the sale of B&G Crane Service to NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation
Phillips 66 in the sale of Phillips Specialty Products Inc., a flow improver business, to Berkshire Hathaway in a deal valued at approximately $1.4 billion
Rockland Power Partners II, LP in the acquisition of a portfolio of three gas-fired generation facilities from Ameren Corporation
FTS International, Inc. in the sale of substantially all of the assets of its proppant mining and processing business and related logistics assets to Fairmount Minerals
One of the largest energy companies in North America in the sale of interests in two natural gas pipeline systems for over $6 billion
Apache Corporation in its $2.85 billion acquisition of Cordillera Energy Partners III, LLC, which holds oil and gas assets in the Anadarko/Granite Wash Basin
Old World Industries, LLC and Old World Management, Inc. in the sale of its chemicals business to Indorama Ventures PCL for $795 million
Apache Corporation in its $7 billion acquisition of BP's oil and gas operations, acreage and infrastructure in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico, as well as other assets and interests
Owner and operator of natural gas pipelines in its $390 million acquisition of a FERC-regulated natural gas pipeline system
Alinda Capital Partners in its $505 million acquisition of NorTex Gas Storage, which owns two natural gas storage facilities located in Texas
W-H Energy Services, Inc. in its $3.2 billion merger with Smith International, Inc.
Publications and Speeches
“Beating the Competition: Antitrust Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions,” Recycling Today, May 2016.
Contributing author/editor, ABA Premerger Notification Practice Manual, Fifth Edition, February 2015
Co-author, "FTC Broadens Notification Requirements for Transfers of Pharmaceutical Patent Rights," IP Today, January 2014
Co-author, "Deal Makers Beware: Recent Trends in U.S. Merger Enforcement," Competition Policy International, October 2012
Co-author, "Agencies Approach Merger Enforcement More Aggressively," New York Law Journal, August 2012
Co-author, "Implications of Recent Antitrust Developments and Trends for M&A," The Antitrust Counselor, July 2012
"Recent Antitrust Guidelines and Their Effect on M&A," Executive Counsel, August/ September 2011
J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2000
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 1997
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section