Jayma M. Meyer began her legal career as an attorney in the Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission, in Washington, D.C., where she received merit awards in 1979 and 1980. Meyer moved to private practice in 1981 and joined Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York City. From 1993 to 1994, Meyer taught at Stetson Law School, St. Petersburg, Florida. She established Simpson Thacher's Los Angeles office between 1995 and 1998. In the fall of 1998, she returned to the New York office. Currently, she teaches Sports Law at SPEA and is counsel at Simpson Thacher.
Meyer has litigated antitrust cases and counseled Fortune 50 clients under the Sherman, Clayton, Robinson-Patman and Hart-Scott-Rodino Acts, including matters alleging price fixing, monopolization, and other restraints of trade. In antitrust litigation, she has represented a wide variety of clients in courts throughout the United States, including in the U.S. Supreme Court and handled numerous merger transactions before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice. And, she has assisted pro bono New Visions for Public Schools and the Urban Assembly Girls School for Criminal Justice on state educational matters, the Center for Reproductive Rights on federal and state constitutional issues, the Drake Group on matters involving academic integrity in collegiate sports, and the California Legal-Aid Society and the California Women's Law Center on Title IX matters.
Meyer authored "Relaxation of the Per Se Mantra in the Vertical Price Fixing Arena," 68 S. California Law Review. 73 (1994), also republished in part in An Antitrust Anthology, ed. by Andrew I. Gavil (1996). She has co-authored numerous other antitrust articles, including U.S. Antitrust Developments (2003) and Vertical Restraints, California Bar Antitrust and Unfair Competition (4th ed. 2008) and (5th ed. 2011).
Meyer has been named a New York Super Lawyer in Antitrust and Women Lawyers, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from SPEA in 2014, and is a member of the Sports Lawyers Association and numerous antitrust and sports committees at the city, state, and federal levels. She is also on the Board of Directors for the Reproductive Health Access Project and the Urban Assembly Girls School for Criminal Justice.
Meyer earned a BS from Indiana University with high distinction and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center. She was admitted to practice law in 1978 in the District of Columbia, in 1982 in New York, and in 1997 in California.