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Antitrust Texas
September 20, 2022

Bruce McDonald
Partner at Jones Day


Bruce McDonald represents energy, transportation, and telecommunications companies in antitrust government investigations and enforcement actions, merger reviews, and antitrust private litigation. He has worked extensively in related sectors, including petroleum and petrochemicals, oil field services, electricity, aviation, satellite communications, and media.

Related work with clients include representing Huntington Ingalls in its acquisition of Alion, Marubeni in its sale of Gavilon to Viterra-Glencore, OGE in its sale of Enable Midstream to Energy Transfer, Verizon in its acquisition of Tracfone, Intelsat in its investor acquisition to exit bankruptcy, Bombardier Transportation in its acquisition by Alstom, TOTAL in its joint venture with Borealis and NOVA, OMNOVA in its merger with Synthomer, Level 3 in its merger with CenturyLink, American Airlines in its merger with US Airways and litigation against DOJ, foreign air cargo carriers in litigation arising out of worldwide cargo price fixing prosecutions, Southern Company in its acquisition of AGL Resources, Chevron in the sale of its Hawaii refinery, and DIRECTV in its merger with AT&T.

Bruce served as deputy assistant attorney general with the U.S. Department of Justice from 2003 to 2007. Significant investigation and enforcement matters for which he was responsible there include U.S. v. Exelon and PSEG, U.S. v. CalDive and Stolt, KLM/Air France, America West/USAir, U.S. v. National Association of Realtors, U.S. v. Verizon and MCI, U.S. v. AT&T and SBC, U.S. v. Qualcomm, and U.S. v. Dairy Farmers of America. The Attorney General appointed Bruce to serve as DOJ’s representative on the Electric Energy Competition Task Force created by Congress in the Energy Policy Act. He was also part of the U.S. delegation that negotiated the “open skies” agreement between the U.S. and European Union.

Bruce is past chair of the State Bar of Texas’ Antitrust & Business Litigation Section. He previously served as chair of the ABA Antitrust Section’s Transportation & Energy Committee and chairman of the Houston Bar Association’s Antitrust Section. Bruce has testified before committees of the U.S. Congress and speaks and writes frequently on antitrust law enforcement and policy. He graduated from The University of Texas School of Law and has taught antitrust and trade regulation as an adjunct professor at The University of Houston Law Center. In 2019 he was named Houston Antitrust Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. He is editor of PLI’s 2020 Antitrust Law Answer Book.

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