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Dechert Serves as Antitrust Counsel to OfficeMax in Merger of Equals with Office Depot
February 20, 2013
Dechert News Release

Dechert D.C.-based partners Paul T. Denis and James A. Fishkin are leading a team serving as antitrust counsel to OfficeMax Inc. in its proposed merger of equals with Office Depot Inc. that was announced today. The combined market capitalization of the two companies is more than $2.5 billion.

Denis is also leading the Dechert team advising US Airways on the antitrust aspects of its pending $11 billion merger with American Airlines. He also helped lead a Dechert team that served as antitrust counsel to Medco Health Solutions in its $29.1 billion merger with Express Scripts Inc. in 2012 and has secured antitrust clearance for a number of other high-profile deals. Fishkin, a 15-year veteran of the FTC, led the Commission’s investigation of the Staples-Office Depot merger during his tenure there and was part of the FTC litigation team that won a preliminary injunction to block that deal in 1997.

Joining Denis and Fishkin on the Dechert team are associates David J. Stanoch and Rani A. Habash.