As antitrust counsel, Jackie Java represents companies in all antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions, from initial antitrust analyses and the preparation of Hart­-Scott-­Rodino filings, through government investigations and Second Requests. She frequently counsels clients on the competitive implications of proposed transactions and strategies for obtaining regulatory clearance. Jackie has counseled many clients on the antitrust pitfalls associated with due diligence and integration planning in connection with mergers, particularly where the parties operate in highly concentrated industries. She has also assisted with filings required by foreign antitrust authorities. Jackie was part of the Bracewell antitrust team recognized by Legalease’s The Legal 500 United States in Antitrust-Merger Control (2017-2018). 

Jackie also advises clients involved in transactions and day-­to-­day operations that raise antitrust issues regarding interactions among competitors, the formation of joint ventures, distribution and pricing policies and programs, information exchanges, and allegations of price fixing, market allocation, and other anticompetitive practices. Jackie is particularly experienced in managing complex relationships in industries where companies simultaneously act as competitors, customers and collaborators. Jackie is also experienced in developing and implementing industry-specific antitrust training and compliance programs. In addition, she serves as antitrust counsel to trade associations, informal groups seeking to establish trade associations and clients seeking to participate in information exchanges or third­-party industry studies.

As antitrust counsel, Jackie represents clients in many industries. She has particular experience with energy­-related businesses, including power generation, pipeline transportation and storage, natural gas and power trading, oil and gas field services and bulk liquids storage.