Mr. Desmarais’s recent experience includes antitrust counseling for clients across several industries, including healthcare, SaaS, life sciences, financial services, electronics, and manufacturing. Representative matters include:
- Represented multiple healthcare provider organizations in connection with the successful formation of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a deal the Boston Globe recognized as the most significant Massachusetts healthcare deal in decades. The transaction was cleared following issuance of second requests by the FTC and requests for additional information by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
- Represented revenue management software provider Rainmaker in its sale to RealPage, Inc. The sale was cleared by the DOJ without conditions after compliance with a second request.
- Represented SGL Group in the sale of its graphite electrode business to Showa Denko KK of Japan.
- Represented a financial institution in a class action alleging manipulation of foreign interest benchmarks.
Mr. Desmarais also has an active pro bono practice, representing individuals in both federal and state matters. Most recently, Mr. Desmarais represented an individual charged with various tax-related offenses in a trial at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
While attending law school, Mr. Desmarais completed internships with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Civil Division, and the New York City Law Department. Mr. Desmarais was a staff editor on New York University School of Law’s Moot Court Board and served on the executive board of OUTLaw.
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Desmarais worked as a paralegal specialist in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.
Mr. Desmarais currently serves as the Vice Chair of the NYSBA Antitrust Section’s Mergers Committee, and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law.