Kenneth Schwartz represents clients in antitrust transactional and advisory matters. He has worked in a diverse range of industries, including airlines, agriculture, chemicals, consumer products, defense and government contracting, energy, entertainment, financial services, health care, insurance, media, medical devices, natural resources, private equity, pharmaceuticals, retail and telecommunications.
Mr. Schwartz routinely appears before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission and state antitrust authorities. He has assisted in numerous high-profile transactions, including:
- Ainsworth Lumber Co. in its acquisition by Norbord, Inc.;
- the unsecured creditors committee of American Airlines with respect to the merger with US Airways;
- Builders FirstSource, Inc. (a portfolio company of JLL Partners) in its $1.6 billion acquisition of ProBuild Holdings LLC from Devonshire Investors;
- HealthSouth Corporation in its acquisition of the operations of Reliant Hospital Partners and in its acquisition of EHHI Holdings, Inc.;
- StandardAero, Inc., a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, in its acquisition of Vector Aerospace Holding SAS (France) from Airbus SE (the Netherlands);
- The Travelers Companies, Inc. in its US$490 million acquisition of Simply Business Holdings Ltd. from Aquiline Capital Partners LLC;
- an affiliate of Veritas Capital in its $690 million acquisition of the government IT services business of Harris Corporation; and
Mr. Schwartz regularly appears before the antitrust agencies in a variety of investigational contexts. In the area of general antitrust counseling, Mr. Schwartz advises clients on a variety of antitrust matters, including joint ventures, competitor collaborations, unilateral conduct, and pricing and distribution issues.
He also frequently works with Skadden’s Financial Institutions group on antitrust issues that arise in insurance M&A and regulatory matters.
- J.D., Tulane Law School, 2000 (magna cum laude Order of the Coif; Notes and Comments Editor, Tulane Law Review)
- B.A., Brown University, 1996 (with honors)
Admissions : New York
- American Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
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