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. Jayma has litigated antitrust cases throughout the U.S. and counseled clients under the Sherman, Clayton, Robinson-Patman, Federal Trade Commission and Hart-Scott-Rodino Acts, including matters alleging price fixing, monopolization and other restraints of trade.
Jayma also is a Visiting Scholar at Indiana University teaching Sports Law and lecturing on issues impacting intercollegiate sports. In addition, she represents pro bono clients in Title IX cases and counsels clients on antitrust issues in amateur sports.
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, and Premium Standard; 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.
Jayma is on the Board of Trustees of the Women’s Sports Foundation, and on the Board of Directors of the National Women’s Law Center and the Reproductive Health Access Project. She is also on advisory boards and councils including the Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice and on the Dean’s Council, Indiana University School of Environmental and Public Affairs. Jayma is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association and on the Sports Law Committee of the NYC Bar Association.
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. In 2014, Jayma received the Distinguished Alumni award from the Indiana University, School of Environmental and Public Policy.
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. In the winter 2015, Jayma became a Visiting Scholar at Indiana University teaching sports law. 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.
- Georgetown University Law Center, 1978 J.D.
- Indiana University, 1975 B.S.
- High Distinction
- Board of Trustees, National Women’s Law Center
- Board of Directors, Women’s Sports Foundation
- Board of Directors, Reproductive Health Access Project
- Dean’s Council, SPEA, Indiana University
- American Bar Association, Antitrust and Entertainment and Sports Law Sections
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Sports Law Committee
- Editorial Advisory Board, Competition Law 360, Portfolio Media, Inc. 2010–2011
- Executive Committee, Antitrust Section, New York State Bar Association
- Women’s Committee Advisory Council, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
- U.S. Supreme Court 2007
- New York 1982
- District of Columbia 1978
- U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd, 5th and 9th Circuits
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court Northern District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
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