Lauren Rackow

Lauren Rackow

Lauren Rackow


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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
80 Pine Street
New York, NY 10005-1702



  • Swarthmore College, B.A., 2000
  • Boston College, M. Ed., 2003
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Admission

    • New York

Lauren Rackow is Counsel at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP.  Her practice is focused on a wide range of antitrust matters, advising and representing clients on mergers and acquisitions, complex antitrust litigation, government investigations, financing transactions with the potential for antitrust risk, and antitrust compliance. 

Recently, Lauren advised Tembec Inc. with its acquisition by Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc., Arch Capital Group Ltd. with its acquisition of United Guaranty Corporation, The Empire District Electric Company in an acquisition by Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., Coca-Cola Enterprises in its merger with Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränk, ICON plc in numerous acquisitions, and 1-800-Flowers.COM, Inc. in their sale of Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. and acquisition of specialty retailer Harry & David.  Lauren acts as antitrust counsel to the financing sources in many major acquisitions featuring significant debt financings, including some of the largest buyouts completed in U.S. history, and many other significant mergers and acquisitions.  On the litigation and investigations side, Lauren has most recently represented Credit Suisse and its subsidiaries in all U.S. litigation relating to the alleged manipulation of the US Dollar and CHF London Inter-Bank Offered Rate.

Lauren is recognized as a Future Leader in The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers.

Lauren writes and speaks frequently on antitrust topics and is active in the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law, where she serves as Vice-Chair of the Health Care & Pharmaceuticals Committee, and the New York State Bar Association Antirust Law Section, where she serves as a member of the Executive Committee.  Lauren has moderated and participated in panels on a variety of topics, for example HSR clearance (2018), the rule of reason in horizontal restraints (2018, 2014), recent developments in healthcare and pharmaceuticals (2017-2018), reverse payments in patent litigation settlements at the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting (2017), two-sided markets (2016), pharmaceutical merger remedies (2015), and pre-merger integration planning (2015).

  • Represented Tembec in connection with its acquisition by Rayonier Advanced Materials  
  • Represented, Inc. in connection with its sale of Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc.
  • Represented Envigo International Holdings in connection with the sale of its nonclinical contract research services business to LabCorp, and the simultaneous purchase by an Envigo subsidiary of LabCorp’s research products business
  • Represented Empire District Electric Company in acquisition by Algonquin Power
  • Represented Arch Capital Group in its acquisition of leading mortgage insurer United Guaranty Corporation from American International Group, Inc
  • Represented Coca-Cola Enterprises in merger with Coco-Cola Iberian partners and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetrank
  • Represented ICON plc in its acquisition of MediMedia Pharma Solutions
  • Represented 1-800-Flowers in acquisition of Harry & David
  • Represented ICON in Acquisition of Aptiv Solutions
  • Represented Ascend Health in completion of acquisition by Universal Health Services
  • Represented Validus in acquisition of IPC Holdings