Counsel, O'Melveny & Myers (Shanghai)
Schaeffer is a counsel in O’Melveny’s Shanghai office and a member of the Antitrust and Competition Practice. Schaeffer represents clients based both in the United States and in Asia. His practice involves complex antitrust and commercial litigation, antitrust counselling, and criminal antitrust investigations. It also involves defending proposed and consummated mergers before antitrust agencies and in merger litigation. Schaeffer has represented U.S. and Asian clients in transactions in the technology, airline, biotech, food service, telecommunications, and manufacturing industries, among others.
Schaeffer counsels multinational clients on a variety of other competition matters, including Section 8 of the Clayton Act, the Robinson-Patman Act, the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, and compliance issues. He regularly advocates for government interventions on behalf of parties adversely impacted by anticompetitive conduct or proposed mergers.
Schaeffer is also involved in the firm’s appellate and white-collar practices. He has authored briefs in cases before the United States Supreme Court as well as federal and state appellate courts on subjects including criminal law, class actions, competition law, federal jurisdiction and procedure, federal constitutional law, and employment law. His white collar experience includes criminal defense, government investigations, and internal compliance matters, both in the US and in Asia.
Prior to joining O’Melveny, Schaeffer was a law clerk for the Honorable A. Raymond Randolph on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and the Honorable Gary Feinerman on the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.