Rani A. Habash advises clients on the antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. He has helped guide industry-leading companies to successful strategic transactions in the face of intense antitrust scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Senate and House Judiciary Committees, state attorneys general, and international competition authorities. Rani's expertise in economics and significant experience in dealing with antitrust agencies has helped clients secure regulatory clearance in numerous high-profile transactions, including deals between American Airlines/US Airways, Albertsons/Safeway, CVS Health/Target Corporation, FMC Corporation/DowDuPont, Medco/Express Scripts, Monster.com/Yahoo! HotJobs, and OfficeMax/Office Depot, among others. In addition, Rani regularly helps companies further key corporate strategies by providing antitrust counseling on conduct, distribution, government affairs, and public relations issues.
Rani is a frequent author and speaker on cutting-edge antitrust issues. He has helped develop the Dechert Antitrust Merger Enforcement Timing Tracker (DAMITT), which tracks and reports on U.S. antitrust merger investigation trends. Data from DAMITT have been cited by The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Time, TheStreet, and many other leading publications.
Rani has also held leadership positions in the ABA’s Section of Antitrust Law on the Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Counseling, and Membership and Diversity Committees. On the Corporate Counseling Committee, he served as the editor of The Antitrust Counselor, an ABA newsletter that provides practical antitrust guidance for in-house counsel.