Joel Mitnick is a global co-leader of the firm’s antitrust and competition practice. His practice focuses on antitrust and securities matters on behalf of a wide array of financial market, service industry and industrial clients.
Joel is a frequent lecturer and author on antitrust topics. He appears regularly before federal and state antitrust enforcement agencies and has lectured at enforcement programs sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of Attorneys General. Joel also served as a faculty member at an intensive ABA Antitrust Trial Skills workshop.
Joel began his career as an antitrust trial lawyer at the Federal Trade Commission, where he litigated through trial one of the earliest FTC cases resulting in a technology divestiture. Today, he represents major corporate clients in individual and class action lawsuits arising under the Sherman, Clayton and Robinson-Patman Acts as well as in investigations commenced by federal and state antitrust authorities and counselling clients on antitrust aspects of mergers and acquisitions (including Hart-Scott-Rodino Act issues and filings), joint ventures and distribution arrangements.
Significant engagements have included: the defense of an eBook publisher in the DOJ/AGs/class action against Apple and five eBook publishers for price fixing; the successful defense of an investment bank in the US Supreme Court’s landmark decision on antitrust implied immunity; and amicus advocacy on behalf of the government of China in a US price fixing case against PRC vitamin manufacturers.
Joel’s securities practice clients include major international investment banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds and large corporate issuers. Joel’s antitrust and securities litigation practices include a significant number of clients based in the People’s Republic of China.
Joel is a member of the antitrust section in the American Bar Association and also serves on the executive committee of the antitrust section for the New York State Bar Association. Joel is on the advisory board of BNA Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report and is a member of the national committee of US-China Relations.
WWL says: Joel Mitnick impresses all who work with him, and was described as "extremely professional and immensely determined"
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