Michael W. Jahnke

Michael counsels clients concerning antitrust and consumer protection issues in connection with litigation and proposed mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other business transactions. He represents clients before the FTC and Department of Justice, helping resolve or limit antitrust issues throughout the government merger review process, and counsels clients on compliance with governmental requests.

Michael’s antitrust experience encompasses a broad range of matters. He advises companies on proposed transactions, analyzing potential issues, providing input on draft agreements and diligence, handling HSR filings and addressing regulators’ requests. He also provides guidance related to joint ventures, IP licensing, compliance queries and training, exclusive dealing, antitrust litigation and criminal/cartel investigations.

Michael has considerable experience counseling clients on antitrust issues in connection with U.S. and international M&A transactions and joint ventures involving companies in many industries, including financial services, derivatives, energy, foods, tobacco, information services, telecommunications, paper/packaging and automotive.

In addition, Michael advises companies on supervision, regulation and enforcement by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Business Litigation, 2) Corporate Transactions & Securities, 3) Antitrust, 4) Competition & Distribution and 5) Intellectual Property
Law School Creighton University School of Law, J.D., 1986, magna cum laude
Education Huron College (Huron South Dakota), B.A., 1982, summa cum laude
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Thompson Hine
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