John R. Ingrassia

Senior Counsel at Proskauer Rose LLP

John R. Ingrassia

John R. Ingrassia

Senior Counsel at Proskauer Rose LLP

Biography

John Ingrassia is a senior counsel in the Corporate Department of Proskauer Rose. He advises clients on a wide range of antitrust matters in various industries, including chemicals, pharmaceutical, medical devices, telecommunications, financial services, health care, and others. His practice includes a focus on the analysis and resolution of antitrust issues related to mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, and the analysis of Hart-Scott-Rodino pre-merger notification requirements. John has extensive experience with the legal, practical, and technical requirements of merger clearance and the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, and is regularly invited to participate in Federal Trade Commission and bar association discussions regarding Hart-Scott-Rodino practice issues.

In addition, John also advises clients regarding international antitrust issues arising in proposed acquisitions and joint ventures, including reportability under the EC Merger Regulation and numerous other foreign merger control regimes, and liaising with local counsel to coordinate foreign pre-merger notifications and ensure the efficacy and consistency of the competition law theories advanced. John also advises clients on issues related to CFIUS national security review, and on CIFIUS submissions.

Client Representations:

*Annie’s, Inc., a natural and organic food company with a widely recognized brand, before the FTC in its $820 million sale to General Mills, Inc. to join General Mills’ U.S. natural and organic products portfolio

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Sherman Health Systems in its merger with Advocate Health Care, making Sherman part of the largest hospital network in the State of Illinois

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Cervecería Costa Rica S.A.’s acquisition of North American Breweries Holdings, LLC

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Ares Management LLC in their acquisition of Smart & Final Holdings Corp.

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Grey Mountain Partners in the sale of Robbins Holdings, Inc. to HEXPOL AB

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A private equity fund and its affiliate in its million acquisition of Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc. (n/k/a Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc.), a provider of mission-critical solutions for national security agencies and programs of the U.S. government

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HCM Custom Holdings, Inc., a provider of complex electronics manufacturing solutions to the aerospace, defense and space industries, in its $135 million acquisition by Safran Group

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Grifols, S.A., a global health care company in one of the most intense antitrust investigations in recent FTC history, resulting in the approval of its $4 billion acquisition of Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp., creating the world's third-largest plasma-products manufacturer.

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Henry Schein, before the FTC, in the merger of Henry Schein's U.S. Animal Health businesses and Butler Animal Health Supply

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Disc-O-Tech Medical Technologies Ltd., before the FTC, in its sales of medical device assets to Kyphon, Inc.

*Laird Group PLC in:

*its $90 million acquisition of Cushcraft, Inc., a company engaged in the design of cellular, PCS, GPS, and mobile radio antennas and related products

*the sale of its subsidiaries within its Laird Security Systems/Amesbury division to Lupus Capital PLC

*its acquisition of Microwave Materials Group, the holding company of Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products

*Andrx Corporation, before the FTC, in its $1.9 billion acquisition by Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. to create the third largest generic pharmaceutical company in the United States

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Trusted Computer Solutions, a privately-held company that delivers a comprehensive portfolio of cross-domain operating system and network security solutions, in its sale to Raytheon Company (NASDAQ: RTN)

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West Virginia United Health Systems in its acquisition and affiliation with Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

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Votorantim Metais Ltda. regarding antitrust advice before the FTC, with respect to the $295 million acquisition by its affiliates of US Zinc from Aleris International, Inc.

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Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. in its $1.8 billion acquisition of the retail propane assets and operations of Inergy, L.P. and certain of its affiliates

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New York Downtown Hospital in its strategic alliance with New York Presbyterian Hospital

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Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. in securing antitrust clearance for its acquisition of Cost Plus, Inc.

Selected Publications and Speaking Engagements

*“Restraints of Trade and Dominance in the United States: Overview,” Practical Law’s Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2014/15 Competition and Cartel Leniency, co-authored with Alicia Batts and Rhett Krulla (July 2014)

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ABA International Antitrust Committee Newsletter, U.S. Antitrust Enforcement: New Chiefs, Same Global Focus (Summer 2013)

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ABA Program, "Associates" Under the New HSR Rules (March 2013)

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"Re-Animator" or "Dead Man Walking"? FTC Says No to Zombie Deal Reviews – Formalizes Withdrawal and Refiling Procedure (July, 2013)

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Family Dining Meets Value Investing – Proxy Battle Spills Over into Antitrust Arena and Lands Investor $850,000 Penalty, October 2012

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“USA Year in Review,” 2012 Antitrust Year in Review, co-authored with Alicia Batts (January 2012)

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“As M&A Challenges Abound – More Headaches for Dealmakers,” Bloomberg Law Reports – Antitrust & Trade (August 22, 2011)

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"DOJ Merger Policy Shines New Light on Conduct Remedies," Association of Corporate Counsel, Lexology, co-authored with Colin Kass (June 2011)

*"Demanding Antitrust Side-Letter Disclosure," LAW360, co-authored with Colin Kass (April 2011)

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John R. Ingrassia
Senior Counsel at Proskauer Rose LLP
Education
JD
Class of 1995

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is located in Hempstead, New York. Founded in 1970 and accredited by the ABA in 1971, the school offers a JD, a joint JD/MBA degree, and LL.M degrees in American Law (for foreign law graduates) and Family law. Hofstra Law School is located on the southern portion of the 240-acre (0.97 km2) Hofstra University campus, in Hempstead, New York. The school was renamed to the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in September 2011.

BA
Class of 1989

Since 1906, Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high-quality education for the professions with a firm base in liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York Metropolitan Area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, enrolling almost 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Pace is a University whose resources have played an essential role in the realization of individual dreams of achievement, and whose mission is voiced in the motto: Opportunitas. Pace Institute began its transformation after World War II into a modern university with emphasis on the liberal arts and sciences. With dynamic leadership and fiscally sound management, Pace grew from rented facilities and few resources into one of the largest universities in New York State, with a multimillion dollar physical plant, an endowment of nearly $100 million and a reputation for excellent teaching and talented, ambitious graduates. At the heart of Pace’s academic values is a historic commitment to excellence in teaching, as manifested by small classes, an emphasis on skill development and critical thinking, special tutoring and support services, and academic advising. Academic experiences at Pace emphasize teaching from both a practical and theoretical perspective, drawing on the expertise of full-time and adjunct faculty members who balance academic preparation with professional experience to bring a unique dynamic to the classroom. The University supports and encourages scholarly activity among its intellectually vital faculty. Much of the work has professional application, and Pace particularly invites scholarship that directly relates to the classroom experience and involves students in the research process. Additionally, Pace has recognized the importance of educating students with a global perspective; Pace is building an increasing array of study abroad options, a successful mentoring program that has produced 37 Fulbright scholars since 2002, and a focus on international recruitment. Pace University in the 21st century is shaped by its enduring traditions of opportunity and innovation. More than 100 years after its founding, the University continues its commitment to providing access to a diverse population while innovating to meet the needs of the global economy.

Memberships
Member, Antitrust Law Section
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Antitrust Law Section
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The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Career History
Senior Counsel
Current

Proskauer Rose LLP is a law firm in New York, NY. It offers corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, taxation, litigation, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and labor and employment law services. It serves the chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation industries. The company was founded in 1875.

Associate
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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP provides legal services. Its clients include Bank of America, Dow Jones and Northrop Grumman. The company has offices in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, Shanghai, and Washington. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is located in Hempstead, New York. Founded in 1970 and accredited by the ABA in 1971, the school offers a JD, a joint JD/MBA degree, and LL.M degrees in American Law (for foreign law graduates) and Family law. Hofstra Law School is located on the southern portion of the 240-acre (0.97 km2) Hofstra University campus, in Hempstead, New York. The school was renamed to the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in September 2011.

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1-800-flowers.com, Inc. purchases PersonalizationMall.com LLC from Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.

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Comtech Telecommunications Corp. purchases Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.

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Arkema SA, Arkema, Inc. purchase Arr-Maz Custom Chemicals, Inc. from Golden Gate Private Equity, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the New York Bar
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
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