Overview Experience Intelligence Jay N. Varon Partner jvaron foley.com Download vCard Jay N. Varon is a partner in Foley's Washington, D.C. office. He is a former chair of the Antitrust Practice Group and is the current chair of the Consumer Law, Finance and Class Action Group. Mr. Varon litigates a broad variety of commercial matters and class actions including antitrust, unfair competition, UDAPP, environmental, and administrative procedure cases. He counsels clients in antitrust and trade regulation matters, including federal scrutiny of corporate mergers and acquisitions, predatory and below cost pricing concerns, Robinson Patman Act questions, dealer and distribution issues, and matters arising under a variety of consumer finance statutes including RESPA, TILA, and FCRA.Representative Matters Representation of an energy company in an antitrust MDL involving about 40 separately filed direct and indirect purchaser cases alleging federal and state price fixing, and related antitrust violationsRecent successful representation of insurance subsidiary clients against claims of unfair completion, CLRA claims and consumer fraud through obtaining denials of class certification and/or awards of summary judgment Recent negotiation of a consent order with the FTC involving allegations of price collusion and improper information exchange in which no equitable or monetary relief was ordered other than an injunction to comply with the antitrust laws and to adhere to certain reporting obligationsSuccessful representation of purchasers in the bulk propane business and in the mortgage insurance business with respect to their ability to purchase competitors Resolution of an action brought by California county district attorneys with respect to slack fill and antitrust claims Long time counseling of insurance companies and gas utilities with respect to antitrust, filed rate and/or McCarran Ferguson matters as applicableClients value Mr. Varon’s many years of experience as both a litigator and counselor, as well as his command of alternative means of dispute resolution, upon which he has written and lectured, and which he has utilized, both as an advocate and as a mediator.EducationMr. Varon is a magna cum laude graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He attended Stanford Law School, where he was an articles editor of the Stanford Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. Following law school, he was a law clerk to the Honorable Robert F. Peckham, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco. Thought Leadership Mr. Varon has authored many publications on high stake litigation and antitrust and RESPA topics, including several U.S. Supreme Court amicus briefs for industry trade associations in such cases as Spokeo v. Robins, (Article III Standing) and Freeman v. Quicken Loans (RESPA); “Promoting Settlements and Limiting Costs By Means of the Offer of Judgment: Some Suggestions for Using and Revising Rule 68 33 Am. U. Law Rev. 813 (1984);” as well as shorter blog articles or pamphlets, “A Response To the CFBP’s Recent Compliance Bulletin on MSAs,” and "RESPA Primer on Joint Ventures and Affiliated Business Arrangements," among others. AdmissionsHe is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and California.