Jay Himes

Jay Himes is Co-Chair of the Labaton Sucharow’s Antitrust & Competition Litigation Practice and has more than 40 years of experience in all facets of antitrust law, as well as all aspects of litigation and trial practice in both antitrust and complex litigation generally.

Before joining the Labaton firm, Jay served as the Antitrust Bureau Chief in the New York Attorney General’s office for nearly eight years, leading significant, high-profile antitrust investigations and enforcement actions. While Bureau Chief, Jay was States’ principal representative in the marathon negotiations that led to a settlement of the government’s 2001 landmark monopolization case against Microsoft. Thereafter, he partnered with DOJ officials over a multi-year period to monitor Microsoft’s judgment compliance, which included supervising a group of software engineers set up to oversee Microsoft technical activity.

Jay is a regular author and speaker; papers and presentations have covered such topics as competition law, algorithmic pricing and online platform issues, class and collective actions, international litigation, investigation, and arbitration, no-poach agreements and wage suppression, state aid under the TFEU, and international trade law. He is a past chair of the Antitrust Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and will chair the group’s 2000+ member International Law Section as of June 2020.