Antitrust Litigator John Majoras
John Majoras, a partner at Jones Day, is an antitrust litigator renowned for representing large corporations in merger challenges and related follow-on litigation. Additionally, his practice encompasses cartel matters and commercial disputes in state and federal courts across America.
In 2015, he tried back-to-back merger cases, defending STERIS Corp’s acquisition of Synergy Health plc against an FTC challenge and Electrolux Corporation’s trial defense of its proposed acquisition of General Electric Co’s appliance business against Department of Justices opposition.
Early Life and Education
Majoras was raised in South Bronx, New York. She attended various schools there such as Head Start and primary school.
She earned a degree in film at Wesleyan University, graduating with honors in 1989.
Majoras is a highly respected litigator in the area of antitrust. She defends large corporations from various industries in merger challenges and takes on cartel cases and related follow-on litigation.
Her passion for leadership and mentorship are evident in her interactions with young lawyers. She remains close to one of her earliest professional mentors, Joe Sims, who ran the antitrust practice group at Jones Day when Majoras joined them two years after graduating from law school.
John Majoras is a partner in Jones Day’s Business & Tort Litigation Practice, handling commercial disputes across state and federal courts nationwide. His recent trials have focused on antitrust matters such as government challenges to mergers and class actions claiming both single firm and horizontal conduct.
Over the past 30 years, his trial work has encompassed product liability, consumer class actions, hostile corporate takeovers, copyright, tax, contract, energy and entertainment matters.
Majoras served as chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission and chief of its antitrust division before serving as principal deputy attorney general and principal deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice. During her tenure she oversaw matters pertaining to software, financial networks, defense, health care, media & entertainment, banking & industrial equipment.
Achievements and Honors
John Majoras is a highly-regarded antitrust litigator who represents large corporations from numerous industries in merger challenges. Additionally, he expertly advises clients during cartel investigations and manages any subsequent litigation that arises as a result of those findings.
For many years, she has worked to make the legal department of Procter & Gamble, the world’s second-largest consumer products company, better for its employees. Through initiatives like hybrid work arrangements and extended leave periods, there was an impressive 50% improvement in self-reported wellbeing scores over 10 years.
She earned her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she also had a federal clerkship. Later, Jones Day hired her and she quickly rose through their ranks until becoming deputy assistant attorney general before taking over as chair of the Federal Trade Commission in 2004.
John has extensive experience in antitrust, competition and commercial litigation. His practice encompasses representing clients in investigations by the Justice Department and other federal agencies as well as international enforcement actions and trial work.
He is a graduate of Westminster College and the University of Virginia School of Law, serving as co-leader in Jones Day’s Washington, DC office where he leads their business and tort litigation practices.
Majoras was appointed chairman of the Federal Trade Commission in 2004. As chair, she directed their enforcement and reform initiatives across sectors such as merger review, consumer protection, data security, intellectual property rights and identity theft.
She serves on the board of directors for P&G as chief legal officer and corporate secretary, where her duties include legal affairs, ethics and compliance, government relations and anti-counterfeiting initiatives.
John Majoras is an American actor renowned for his roles in several high-profile films. In 2019, his performance as The Last Black Man in San Francisco garnered critical acclaim and earned him nominations for an Independent Spirit Award.
The young star has gained a large fanbase through his work, and has several more movies planned for release. He will star in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, and Creed III.
He has earned a substantial amount of money through his career thus far, estimated to have a net worth around $2 million as of 2022. The majority of his income comes from acting, promotions and brand collaborations.