Andrew Lacy

Andrew Lacy

PartnerCo-Chair, Antitrust + Competition
Andrew Lacy
Washington, DC
+1 202 346 4182

Andrew Lacy is a co-chair of Goodwin’s Antitrust and Competition practice and a member of the firm’s Life Sciences Disputes group. He advises clients on transaction-related antitrust risk, negotiating terms of agreements, and determining the applicability of merger clearance filing requirements in both US and foreign jurisdictions. He represents clients before the FTC, DOJ, and state regulators in connection with informal inquiries, Second Requests, conduct investigations, and third-party subpoenas. Andrew has represented clients in merger challenges, class actions and other private antitrust litigation matters. He also provides guidance on antitrust issues related to diligence and pre-closing conduct procedures, internal compliance programs, hiring and non-compete agreements, vendor agreements, and competitor collaboration guidelines.

Experience

Andrew's recent representative experience includes:
  • Mayfair Equity Partners in its sale of Pixomondo to Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • Poshmark in its proposed acquisition by Naver Corporation for approximately $1.6 billion
  • iRobot Corporation in its proposed acquisition by Amazon.com, Inc. for approximately $1.7 billion
  • Frazier Healthcare Partners in its sale of Parata Systems to Becton Dickinson & Co. for $1.525 billion
  • CPS Solutions in its acquisition of Trellis Rx
  • InterWell Health LLC in its merger with Fresenius Health Partners and Cricket Health to create a new, value based kidney care company
  • Sailpoint in its proposed acquisition by Thoma Bravo for approximately $6.9 million
  • Citrix Systems in its definitive agreement under which affiliates of Vista Equity Partners, and Evergreen Coast Capital Corporation, an affiliate of Elliott Investment Management L.P., will acquire Citrix for $16.5 billion
  • Bio Products Laboratory (BPL) and its shareholder, Tiancheng International Investment Limited, in their agreement for BPL to be jointly acquired and combined with Kedrion Biopharma by funds advised by Permira Capital Partners, who have entered into a partnership with Kedrion’s existing shareholders
  • Limelight Networks in its acquisition of Yahoo's Edgecast for $300 million
  • PointClickCare Technologies on its acquisition of Audacious Inquiry
  • Mimecast Limited in its acquisition by Permira for approximately $5.8 billion
  • TA Associates Management, L.P. in the sale of its portfolio company, PLS Holdings, LLC to Bentley Systems, Incorporated for approximately $700 million
  • Lime Rock New Energy, L.P. in its acquisition of Electric Power Engineers, Inc.
  • CSafe Global, a portfolio company of Frazier Healthcare Partners and Thomas H. Lee Partners, in its acquisition of Softbox Systems
  • Argos Health in its merger with EnableComp
  • Lucid Holdings in its acquisition by Cint Group AB for $1.1 billion
  • Nimbus Therapeutics in its proposed acquisition by Celgene and Nimbus's related antitrust litigation against Celgene and Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Tiancheng International Investment Ltd in its sale of Biotest to Grifols for EUR 1.1 billion
  • Trillium Therapeutics in its sale to Pfizer for $2.26 billion
  • Innovium in its acquisition by Marvell Technology for $1.1 billion
  • RBC Bearings Incorporated in its acquisition of the DODGE mechanical power transmission division of Asea Brown Boveri Ltd for $2.9 billion
  • Synaptics Incorporated in its acquisition of DSP Group
  • Oculii Corporation in its acquisition by Ambarella
  • Waste Management in its proposed acquisition of Advanced Disposal*
  • Waystar in its acquisition of eSolutions, a leading provider of healthcare revenue cycle and Medicare analytics*
  • Gardner Denver in its acquisition of Ingersoll-Rand’s industrials business*
  • BMW Group and Daimler AG in FTC clearance of their joint venture in mobility services*
  • HCA in its defeat of plaintiffs’ motion for class certification and ultimate resolution of an antitrust suit involving the wages paid to hospital nurses*
  • MassMutual in its sale of Oppenheimer Funds to Invesco*
  • Oaktree Capital in its sale of a majority interest to Brookfield Asset Management*
  • Maple Leaf Foods in its acquisition of Field Roast Grain Meat Company*
  • Avianca in its joint venture with United Airlines*
  • Rolls-Royce Holdings plc in its acquisition of the Industria de Turbo Propulsores SA, a leading aerospace component manufacturer*
  • Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd., in the FTC approval of its merger with Taiwanese competitor Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.*
  • Holcim in obtaining FTC clearance of its merger with Lafarge*
  • Office Depot in its proposed merger with Staples*
  • Priceline.com and Booking.com in obtaining dismissal of antitrust class action claims involving the online travel industry*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin,  Andrew was a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett where he helped found the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

While in law school,  Andrew served as Managing Editor of the Journal on Law and Policy in International Business.

Credentials

Education

JD2002

Georgetown University Law Center

BAEconomics and International Studies1997

American University

Admissions

Bars

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Recognition & Awards

Andrew is recognized by The Legal 500 U.S. and as a “Litigation Star” in Competition/Antitrust by Benchmark Litigation. He was previously also a core member of the group recognized as the Antitrust Department of the Year by Chambers USA 2016 and the Antitrust Litigation Department of the Year by The American Lawyer 2014.

Publications

Andrew's recent publications include:

Andrew's recent speaking engagements include:

  • Speaker, “Goodwin’s Closing the Deal – How to get a Private Equity Deal Done in an Environment of Heightened Antitrust Scrutiny Webinar,” October 26, 2022
  • Speaker, “Antitrust Enforcement under the Biden Administration,” Antitrust Clearance & Merger Enforcement Conference, TransPerfect Legal Solutions, September 21, 2022
  • Speaker, “#BigTechBreakUp: What’s to Come in Antitrust for the Tech Sector in 2022,” 2022 Goodwin CLE Day Webinar Series, January 26, 2022
  • Speaker, “Fireside Chat: Antitrust Expansion in Life Sciences Collaborations,” Goodwin’s 3rd Annual JPMorgan Symposium, January 13, 2022
  • Panelist, “Merger Clearance Beyond November Third: Potential Impacts of the Election on Merger Review and Enforcement,” Antitrust Clearance & Merger Enforcement Virtual Conference, TransPerfect Legal Solutions, October 20, 2020