Mr Harty, a partner in Davis Polk’s litigation department, provides general antitrust counselling to US and non-US companies and represents clients in enforcement agency investigations, domestic and cross-border acquisitions and joint ventures, and litigations.
Mr Harty received the "Distinguished Legal Writing Award" at the 2013 Burton Awards for Legal Achievement and the "Best Academic Mergers Article" at the 2013 Antitrust Writing Awards. He is also listed as a leading lawyer in several legal industry publications, including Chambers Global and Chambers USA; The Legal 500 US; Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer? and Cross-border Competition Handbook; Legal Media Group’s Benchmark Litigation and Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers - Best of the Best US; Law Business Research’s Who's Who Legal; and Best Lawyers in America.
Law Business Research's Who's Who Legal 2012 includes Mr Harty in the rankings of the "world's 20 most highly regarded individuals" and describes him as "an outstanding practitioner". He has been recognised twice in Global Competition Review's "40 under 40" leading antitrust lawyers in the world. In a recent review of New York’s top antitrust practices, Global Competition Review called Ronan Harty “one of New York’s best antitrust merger specialists”.
Mr Harty is a member of Davis Polk’s antitrust group, which was named “Law Firm of the Year” in antitrust law by US News - Best Lawyers Best Law Firms 2013 and a “Competition Group of the Year” by Law360 for 2012 and 2014.
Mr Harty joined Davis Polk as an associate in 1986, and was promoted to partner in 1994. In 1991, he was an assistant in the cabinet of Sir Leon Brittan, vice president of the European Commission Responsible for Competition Policy. He is admitted to the State of New York; the US District Court, ED, New York; and the US District Court, SD, New York. He graduated from University College, Dublin in 1984 (BCL, first-class honours) and the University of Michigan Law School in 1986 (LLM).
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