Co-Chair of the Firm's Antitrust and Competition Litigation Practice, Jay Himes is experienced in all facets of antitrust and complex litigation generally. With more than 40 years of experience, Jay focuses on representing plaintiffs in price-fixing class action cases and protects businesses from anticompetitive activities.
Prior to joining Labaton Sucharow, Jay served for nearly eight years as the Antitrust Bureau Chief in the New York Attorney General's office. In that role, he served as the States’ principal representative in the marathon 2001 negotiations that led to settlement of the governments’ landmark monopolization case against Microsoft.
Jay is the chair-elect and CIO of the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA’s) International Section. He also is a past chair of NYSBA’s Antitrust Section, and served a four-year term as the Section's delegate to the House of Delegates. Jay currently is a representative to NYSBA’s sections caucus. and co-chairs the antitrust committees of both the State Bar's Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and its International Section.
Jay has recently published "The Per Se Rule Against Hard-Core Antitrust Violations: Etched in Stone or Endangered Species" and "'Welcome to the Hotel California': the Beast of Algorithmic Pricing'" for Competition Policy International