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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Elai Katz is considered to be "among the absolute top antitrust generalists in New York". He is "highly regarded by all and a wonderful leader of the NY antitrust bar."


Elai leads Cahill’s antitrust practice and focuses his work on a wide range of antitrust law matters, including litigation, mergers and acquisitions, counselling, and government investigations.

Elai advises clients on mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures, distribution and marketing arrangements and pricing policies; participation in trade association activities; and interaction with competitors. He has successfully guided a broad range of transactions through the antitrust regulatory review process in the US and abroad, including Rayonier’s acquisition of Tembec and Arch Capital’s acquisition of United Guaranty from AIG. Elai has a particularly strong record in obtaining quick and positive resolutions during the early phases of merger reviews, and is especially attuned to the role global antitrust review plays in negotiating and completing mergers and acquisitions.

Elai has represented clients in a variety of antitrust disputes, including complex class actions alleging price fixing and monopolisation, as well as matters involving distribution arrangements and price discrimination. Significant matters include representation of global banks in LIBOR, FX and interest rate swaps-related litigation and investigations; and of economics scholars as amici curiae in Ohio v American Express.

Elai is recognised as a leading antitrust lawyer by Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation and WWL: Competition.

Elai writes and speaks frequently on antitrust topics. He writes a bi-monthly column in The New York Law Journal, reporting and commenting on antitrust law developments in the US and overseas. Elai is a regular participant, as a panellist and moderator, at the annual meeting of the New York State Bar Association and the ABA's spring meeting.

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