Jayma M. Meyer

Jayma M. Meyer is Counsel in the Firm's Litigation Department. Her areas of concentration are substantive antitrust counseling, federal and state antitrust litigation and government investigations and regulatory review of mergers and acquisitions. Jayma has litigated antitrust cases and counseled clients under the Sherman, Clayton, Robinson-Patman and Hart-Scott-Rodino Acts, including matters alleging price fixing, monopolization and other restraints of trade.

She has represented American Home Products in the N.D. of Ill. and 7th Cir. (In Re Brand Name Prescription Drugs Antitrust Litigation); Coats Holding Ltd. in the E.D. Pa. (In Re Fasteners Antitrust Litigation); Kintetsu World Express in the E.D. N.Y. (Precision Associates); Express Scripts in the E.D. Texas and 5th Cir. (Rx.com v. Medco et al.) and in the N.D. of Pa. (North Jackson v. Medco et al.); and JPMorgan Chase in the S.D.N.Y., 2nd Cir. and U.S. Supreme Ct. (Initial Public Offering Antitrust Litigation). She has handled numerous merger transactions before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice, including representing Tops Markets in its bankruptcy acquisition of Penn Traffic Company’s business assets; Wyeth in its sale to Pfizer; Smithfield in its acquisitions of Farmland; Cooks, Premium Standard and its sale of Smithfield Beef; Express Scripts in its acquisitions of Diversified Pharmaceutical Services; National Prescription Administrators, Phoenix Marketing Group, Priority Healthcare and Curascript; and Pernod Ricard in its acquisition of Vin & Spirit (Absolut).

Jayma has assisted pro bono New Visions for Public Schools and the Urban Assembly Girls School for Criminal Justice on state educational matters; the Center for Reproductive Rights on federal and state constitutional issues; The Drake Group on matters involving academic integrity in collegiate sports; and the California Legal-Aid Society and the California Women’s Law Center on Title IX matters.

She authored, "Relaxation of the Per Se Mantra in the Vertical Price Fixing Arena," 68 S. CAL. L. REV. 73 (1994), also republished in part in An Antitrust Anthology, ed. by Andrew I. Gavil (1996). Jayma has co-authored numerous other antitrust articles, including “U.S. Antitrust Developments” (2003) and “Vertical Restraints,” “California Bar Antitrust and Unfair Competition” (4th ed. 2008) and (5th ed. 2011).

Jayma was admitted to practice law in 1978 in the District of Columbia, in 1982 in New York and in 1997 in California.

She joined Simpson Thacher Bartlett LLP in 1981 after a three-year stint as a staff attorney in the Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, in Washington, D.C. From 1993–1994, Jayma, while on a leave of absence from Simpson Thacher, taught antitrust, products liability and legal writing at Stetson Law School in St. Petersburg, Florida. Subsequently, she was Simpson Thacher’s first litigator in its Los Angeles office. In the fall 1998, she returned to the New York office. She received a B.S. from Indiana University in 1975, with high distinction, and a J.D. from Georgetown University School of Law in 1978.

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Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Competition – Litigation and Investigations, 3) Competition – M&A and 4) Product Liability and Mass Tort
Law School Georgetown University Law Center, 1978 J.D.
Education Indiana University, 1975 B.S.
Bar Member / Association American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Antitrust Section, California Bar Association, Antitrust Section,Sports Lawyers Association
Most recent firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
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