Justine M. Haimi

Justine M. Haimi

Counsel, Antitrust/Competition
Justine Haimi represents clients in connection with the antitrust aspects of litigation, mergers and acquisitions and advisory matters. She has worked with clients across a diverse range of industries, including health care, medical devices, insurance, consumer goods, telecommunications, energy and pharmaceuticals.


Ms. Haimi has represented clients before the FTC and DOJ in numerous mergers and acquisitions, including:

  • POINT Biopharma in its $1.4 billion acquisition by Eli Lilly
  • Adobe Inc. in its proposed but terminated $20 billion acquisition of Figma, Inc.
  • BELLUS Health Inc. in its $2 billion acquisition by GSK
  • Roper Technologies affiliate Strata Decision Technology in its $365 million acquisition of EPSi from Allscripts and its $1.25 billion acquisition of Syntellis Performance Solutions
  • Sprint Corporation in its $59 billion combination with T-Mobile US, Inc.
  • Centene Corporation in its $17.3 billion merger with WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
  • Essendant in its $996 million acquisition by Staples, Inc.
  • ABB Group in its $2.9 billion sale of its mechanical power transmission business to RBC Bearings Inc. and its $2.6 billion acquisition of GE Industrial Solutions from General Electric Company
  • Juno Therapeutics, Inc. in its $11 billion acquisition by Celgene Corporation
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc. in its $11.9 billion acquisition of Kite Pharma, Inc.
  • Intel Corporation in its $1 billion sale of its smartphone modem business to Apple and its $4.2 billion spin-off and joint venture with TPG Capital, L.P. to form the independent cybersecurity company McAfee
  • Valeant in its $15.4 billion acquisition of Salix and its $192 million acquisition of Synergetics
  • Leidos Holdings Inc. in its $5 billion combination with the realigned information systems and global solutions business of Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Nokia in its $17 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent

Ms. Haimi’s litigation experience includes:

  • defending Sprint against a challenge brought by 13 states and the District of Columbia to block its proposed merger with T-Mobile
  • representing Actavis plc in suits brought by private plaintiffs relating to “reverse payment” settlements for Actos
  • defending Bausch & Lomb in multidistrict litigation challenging its pricing policies relating to disposable contact lenses

In addition, Ms. Haimi has represented clients, including one of the world’s largest technology companies, in conduct and other investigations by competition authorities. In the area of general antitrust counseling, she advises clients on a variety of matters, including joint ventures, competitor collaborations, unilateral conduct, and pricing and distribution issues.

Ms. Haimi also represents pro bono clients in immigration, veterans affairs and family law matters. She has been a member of Skadden’s Middle Eastern and North African Affinity Group (for which she serves on the Steering Committee), Asian American Pacific Islander Affinity Group and Women’s Initiatives Network since she joined the firm in 2014. She also currently serves as a member of the New York office’s Women’s Initiatives Network Steering Committee.



  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2014 (cum laude; Managing Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review)
  • M.B.E., University of Pennsylvania, 2014
  • M.H.A., Cornell University, 2011
  • B.S., Cornell University, 2009


  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Justine M. Haimi

Counsel, Antitrust/Competition