Paul Cuomo


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Washington, D.C.

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  • Caterpillar Inc.: Represented Caterpillar on numerous transactions, including its acquisitions of Bucyrus International (surface and underground mining equipment), Electro-Motive Diesel (locomotives and diesel engines), Remy Diesel (diesel engine remanufacturing) and the Forestry Division of Blount International (timber harvesting machines), its joint venture with Navistar (on-highway trucks) and the sale of its third party logistics business to Platinum Equity.
  • Halliburton Company: Represented Halliburton on numerous matters, including its proposed acquisition of Baker Hughes.
  • Regency Energy Partners: Represented Regency in connection with its acquisitions of PVR Partners and Eagle Rock Energy Partners and in connection with its proposed merger with Energy Transfer Partners.
  • Akzo Nobel's Acquisition of Imperial Chemical Industries: Represented ICI in connection with the $16 billion acquisition of ICI by Akzo Nobel and Akzo Nobel's subsequent $5 billion sale of certain ICI businesses (paints, coatings, industrial adhesives and various chemicals) to Henkel.
  • Smith International: Represented Smith in connection with its combination with Schlumberger Limited.
  • American Industrial Partners: Represented AIP, a leading midmarket private equity fund, in connection with its acquisitions of two leading suppliers of waterjet technologies (KMT Group and Flow International), the combination of two leading suppliers of can making machinery (Sequa Can Corp. and Stolle Machinery Company), and many other matters.
  • A.O. Smith Corporation: Acquisitions of Lochinvar Corporation, GSW Inc./American Water Heater and State Industries.
  • Cameron International Corporation: Represented Cameron in connection with its acquisition of NATCO Group and the formation of OneSubsea.
  • Contran Corporation: Represented Contran in connection with the $2.9 billion sale of Titanium Metals Corporation to Precision Castparts.
  • Olin Corporation: Represented Olin in connection with its acquisition of Pioneer Companies, a competitor in the chlor-alkali industry.
  • Acergy: Represented Acergy (formerly Stolt Offshore) in connection with its divestiture of certain offshore construction, diving and pipelay vessels to Cal Dive International and the DOJ’s subsequent investigation into Cal Dive's compliance with the settlement resulting from the initial transaction.
  • BASF's Acquisition of Johnson Polymer: Managed the worldwide antitrust clearance process for JohnsonDiversey in connection with BASF's acquisition of Johnson Polymer. The transaction was cleared on schedule and without remedies in 10 jurisdictions.
  • In re Musical Instruments and Equipment Antitrust Litigation: Represented NAMM in federal MDL proceeding in Southern District of California and related litigation in Tennessee state court. Received dismissal of all federal antitrust claims.
  • Represented Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation and affiliated entities; received dismissal of antitrust claims alleging group boycotts and conspiracies involving industry standard setting organizations.
  • Aspex Eyewear v. Vision Service Plan and Marchon Eyewear: Represented Marchon in federal antitrust case. Motion for preliminary injunction was denied and received dismissal of all claims.
  • Non-Public State Investigation: Represented a leading producer of consumer goods in connection with a multi-state investigation involving Section 1 and Section 2 issues.