Ian G. John
Ian John’s practice focuses on advising clients and representing them before the antitrust enforcement authorities on matters relating to mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, including complex cross-border transactions. He has represented clients from a diverse range of industries, including aerospace, beef processing, building material, chemicals, computer hardware and software, defense, fertilizer, financial products, insurance, media and telecommunications, managed care, medical products, natural gas exploration, production and transportation, pharmaceuticals, precious metals mining, satellites, semiconductors, student transportation and various consumer goods.
Mr. John has appeared before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Defense, state antitrust authorities, the Canadian Bureau of Competition and the European Commission, representing a number of major corporations in connection with antitrust investigations of merger and acquisition transactions, both consensual and contested. He has represented Advanced Medical Optics; BlackRock, Inc.; Cemex, S.A. de C.V.; CF Industries, Inc.; Chevron Corporation; Coastal Corporation; Compaq Computer Corporation; Deere & Company; Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Express Scripts, Inc.; Fisher Scientific; GTCR Golder Rauner, LLC; Guidant Corporation; HealthSpring, Inc.; Hillenbrand, Inc.; Honeywell International; JBS S.A.; Laidlaw International; Lawson Software, Inc.; Novell, Inc.; Oakley International; PacifiCare Health Systems; The Prudential Insurance Company of America; Stillwater Mining Company; Stryker Corporation; TRW Inc.; UnitedHealth Group; and XTO Energy Inc. in connection with strategic transactions.
He also has experience in litigated matters, such as participating in the representation of four universities, each of which is a member of the Big East Conference, in connection with the planned move of several schools to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
In addition, Mr. John advises clients on other antitrust matters, including issues related to trade associations, product distribution and pricing. He also works with clients to design and implement antitrust compliance programs.
J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 1995 (magna cum laude; Order of the Coif)
A.B., Bowdoin College, 1990