Lauren Rackow is a standout practitioner with "deep knowledge of US merger control” An impressed peer adds: “I enjoyed collaborating with her on tricky issues.”
Peers and clients say:
"Lauren has very good experience in competition matters, especially Hart-Scott-Rodino issues."
"She is a fantastic lawyer."
Lauren Rackow is counsel at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP. Her practice is focused on a wide range of antitrust matters, advising and representing clients on M&A, complex antitrust litigation, government investigations, and financing transactions with the potential for antitrust risk and antitrust compliance.
Recently, Lauren advised PharmaMar in its agreement to exclusively license small cell lung cancer drug lurbinectedin to Jazz Pharmaceuticals Ireland Limited in the USA; Envigo International Holdings in connection with the sale of its non-clinical contract research services business to LabCorp, and the simultaneous purchase by an Envigo subsidiary of LabCorp’s research products business; Tembec on its acquisition by Rayonier Advanced Materials; Arch Capital Group on its acquisition of United Guaranty Corporation; the Empire District Electric Company in an acquisition by Algonquin Power & Utilities; and Coca-Cola Enterprises in its merger with Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränk.
Lauren acts as antitrust counsel to the financing sources in many major acquisitions featuring significant debt financings, including some of the largest buyouts completed in US history, and many other significant transactions. On the litigation and investigations side, Lauren has most recently represented Credit Suisse and its subsidiaries in all US litigation relating to the alleged LIBOR manipulation of the US dollar and the Swiss franc.
Lauren writes and speaks frequently on antitrust topics. She co-chairs the healthcare and pharmaceuticals committee of the American Bar Association section of antitrust law; and is a member of the executive committee of the New York State Bar Association antitrust law section. Lauren also served as a member of the NYC Bar Association antitrust and trade regulation committee.Lauren is recognised as a an "up and coming" attorney by Chambers USA for antitrust in the New York region.