Roxann E. Henry

Senior Of Counsel | Washington D.C. | (202) 887-1595
(202) 887-1595

Roxann Henry is Senior Of Counsel in the Global Antitrust Law Practice Group. In her over 30 years of antitrust practice, she has handled all aspects of antitrust, including criminal defense, treble damage litigation, merger litigation, and merger and non-merger investigations, including as lead counsel winning a rare corporate criminal antitrust jury acquittal.

Ms. Henry has appeared before federal and state courts, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), state attorneys general and a variety of overseas authorities, including the staff of the European Commission and Canadian Competition Bureau. Her experience spans a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, life sciences, aerospace and defense, healthcare, construction, information and social networking technologies, mining, industrial and component products, transportation services, petroleum, specialty chemicals, financial services and food and consumer products.

Ms. Henry routinely represents clients in cartel investigations, coordinating worldwide defenses of multiple criminal, civil and administrative actions. Individuals, closely held companies and large corporate industry leaders in the U.S. and abroad have entrusted their defense to her, and, when necessary, she has vindicated clients as lead counsel at trial.

Ms. Henry won a rare corporate not-guilty jury verdict in a criminal antitrust trial and won the first court victory in over a decade against an FTC non-healthcare merger challenge. She has served as lead counsel in various complex civil commercial disputes, including antitrust, RICO, contract and tort claims, provided antitrust and trade practices counseling, compliance training and auditing, and handles merger antitrust clearance counseling.

Ms. Henry ranks in Band 1 of Chambers USA Cartels and has been recognized repeatedly by Global Competition Review, the National Law Journal (M&A Antitrust Trailblazer Awards), Legal 500, and Best Lawyers in America (including Washington D.C.'s Top 50 Women Lawyers). She is past Chair of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, has repeatedly co-chaired its International Cartel Workshop, and served as International Officer, Program Officer, co-chair of the Spring Meeting and council member. At the invitation of the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, Ms. Henry served as a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN), an organization of more than 100 competition agencies from around the world that works to address antitrust enforcement and policy issues. She is a frequent speaker on antitrust issues and on the MLex advisory board for competition law.

Ms. Henry received her A.B. from Vassar College, and her J.D. cum laude from Rutgers University School of Law where she was the articles editor of the Rutgers Law Journal. She completed a Leadership Course from Harvard Business School in 2007. She is admitted as an attorney in District of Columbia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Representative Matters Include:

  • Arbitron Sale to Nielsen
    Secured clearance with creative fix to overcome FTC challenge to overlap in potential market.
  • Criminal Antitrust/Trial Victory
    Secured one of the rare corporate not-guilty verdicts after a full criminal antitrust trial.
  • Represented clients since 1980 in antitrust grand jury proceedings spanning every current and former office of the DoJ Antitrust Division.
  • Representation in criminal matters has encompassed a wide array of industries and included Fortune 100 and closely held corporations, domestic and international, as well as individuals in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Acquisition of Triton
    With the first court win in over a decade against an FTC merger challenge in non-healthcare case, gained clearance for Arch Coal to buy the North Rochelle mine and create the largest U.S. coal mine.
  • Nestlé Acquisitions
    Representative acquisitions include obtaining FTC clearance for Nestlé in its $40 billion sale of Alcon stock to Novartis and its acquisitions of Gerber ($5.5 billion) and Novartis Medical Nutrition Business ($2.5 billion), of Dreyer’s Ice Cream ($2.8 billion), and of Ralston Purina ($11 billion).
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