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Fiona A. Schaeffer

Fiona A. Schaeffer

Jones Day

New York, NY, USA

Fiona Schaeffer has extensive experience in antitrust counseling, litigation, and transactional matters for clients in a broad range of industries, with particular depth of experience in the health care, financial services, and media sectors. She advises corporate and private equity clients on antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, distribution arrangements, licensing agreements, and other commercial transactions. She frequently serves as global coordinating antitrust counsel for transactions requiring antitrust review in the U.S., EU, and other jurisdictions worldwide. She also represents clients in government investigations, arbitrations, and litigations, including multidistrict treble damages class actions and private antitrust suits in federal and state courts.

Fiona practiced for a number of years in Europe, representing clients in cross-border transactions and EU litigation. She has appeared before the European courts in Luxembourg and worked on complex antitrust proceedings in the UK High Court.

According to clients in the Chambers USA 2010 directory, she is "an outside counsel who would be extremely difficult to replicate - she is a trusted adviser who understands our business as well as our in-house lawyers."

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2010, Fiona successfully completed many M&A transactions, including Houghton Mifflin's acquisition of the Harcourt Education business of Reed Elsevier Group and UnitedHealth Group's acquisition of PacifiCare Health System. She also represented one of the leading U.S. private equity firms in a putative nationwide antitrust class action and a global payment network company in a multidistrict federal and state class action lawsuit regarding currency conversion fees.

Fiona is active in the antitrust law sections of the ABA and New York State Bar Association.

University of Oxford (B.C.L. 1994); University of Adelaide (LL.B. 1992; B.Econ. 1992)

Recognized numerous times in: The Legal 500, Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers, The International Who's Who of : Competition Lawyers & Economists and Business Lawyers, Guide to World's Leading Women in Business Law. Top "40 under 40" competition lawyers worldwide in a global survey conducted by the Global Competition Review.


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