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Jay S. Kaplan

Tel: +1-202-223-7478
Fax: +1-202-204-7382

Tel: +1-202-223-7478

2001 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006-1047
Fax: +1-202-204-7382

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An associate in the Litigation Department, Jay Kaplan focuses on complex antitrust matters, including merger reviews, investigations, and civil and criminal litigation involving the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Federal Trade Commission.


Jay’s notable representations include:

  • Spirit Airlines, Inc., a Florida-based airline, in its $3.8 billion proposed sale to JetBlue Airways Corporation, and related litigation.
  • Mastercard in a variety of matters, including the antitrust review of its acquisition of Finicity Inc., a company that aggregates data from consumers’ bank accounts.
  • Apollo Global Management and its subsidiaries in connection with multiple transactions.
  • Shopify, a provider of internet infrastructure for commerce, in its $2.1 billion acquisition of Deliverr, Inc., a California-based fulfillment technology provider.
  • Resolute Forest Products, a Canadian paper company, in its $4 billion sale to Domtar Corporation.
  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, in its $2.5 billion acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company.
  • Collectors Universe in providing antitrust advice regarding a commercial transaction with eBay; and in its acquisition of SGC, an authentication and grading company for trading cards.
  • IBM in its $4.6 billion acquisition of Apptio, a technology business management software as a service application.
  • The Kraft Heinz Company, in its $3.2 billion sale of its natural and specialty cheese businesses to Groupe Lactalis S.A., a French food and dairy company.
  • Elanco Animal Health, in its $7.6 billion acquisition of Bayer AG’s animal health business unit.

In law school, Jay was an articles editor of The George Mason Law Review. Jay has also written widely about antitrust and net neutrality.

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