Winston & Strawn (New York)

A. Paul Victor

Winston & Strawn (New York)
Lawyer (Partner)

A. Paul Victor is a litigation partner in Winston & Strawn’s New York office. Mr. Victor is an internationally known practitioner in antitrust and international cartel enforcement and international trade law. After spending almost three years with the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, Mr. Victor has spent the past 46 years representing clients in some of the biggest antitrust and international trade cases ever. On the antitrust sides, Mr. Victor has been involved in many criminal and civil and international cartel cases, representing major corporations or individual executives in matters involving such products as lysine, nucleotides, carbon fiber, vitamins, graphite electrodes, MCAA, impact modifiers, chloroprene rubber, cathode ray tubes, marine hose, air cargo, compressors, power cables, automobile parts, rechargeable batteries, and others. These matters generally include U.S. criminal investigations, and often include related federal treble damages, direct purchaser and state indirect purchaser class actions and opt-out actions. They often also include the coordination of related proceedings related in other jurisdictions, such as the EU, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. Mr. Victor has also handled a variety of merger and acquisition matters, including government investigations, as well as counseled clients in numerous situations involving domestic and international competition issues. On the international trade side, Mr. Victor has represented such companies as Matsushita (Panasonic), JVC, Toray, Chinatex, China Arts & Crafts, MARIS, Usinor Sacilor and BMW, from such countries as Japan, China, Singapore, France and Germany, in trade cases under the U.S. antidumping, countervailing duty, escape clause and market disruption laws. These cases involved such products as television sets, cellular mobile telephones, color picture tubes, print cloth, shop towels, compressors, steel and automobiles. Mr. Victor recently served as Co-Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section’s International Task Force and remains a member thereof. He is also a member of the Section’s Long Range Planning Committee. Mr. Victor has also served as Vice-Chair of the Section, Co-Chair of the Section’s Task Force on the ICPAC Report, and twice as a member of its Council and Chair of its International Antitrust Committee. Mr. Victor is also active in the work of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Competition Commission and USCIB’s Competition Committee. He has been frequently invited to participate in the annual meetings of the International Competition Network as a U.S. Non Governmental Advisor (NGA), or as a special guest.

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3474 Bulletin

A. Paul Victor, David S. Turetsky, Eamon O’Kelly, John F. Collins The US Supreme Court overturns the Ninth Circuit Court’s decision adopting a new two-part standard for assessing "price-squeeze" antitrust claims (Pacific Bell / linkLine)


The Supreme Court recently issued a unanimous decision in a notable "price-squeeze" case under § 2 of the Sherman Act involving rival telecom companies. Pacific Bell Tel. Co. v. Linkline Commc’ns, Inc., No. 07-512 (Feb. 25, 2009). The Court held that a vertically integrated company that had no (...)

A. Paul Victor, Aldo Badini, David S. Turetsky, Eamon O’Kelly, Jeffrey L. Kessler The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit overturns an FTC’s ruling in the computer memory market for failing to prove unlawful monopolization (Rambus)


The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has overturned the Federal Trade Commission’s ruling against Rambus, Inc. (“Rambus”), finding that the Commission did not prove that Rambus’s failure to disclose certain intellectual property interests to a standard-setting organization (...)

A. Paul Victor, Eamon O’Kelly, Jeffrey L. Kessler, John F. Collins The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirms dismissal of conspiracy and monopolization in the elevator industry for failure to meet Twombly pleading standards (In re Elevator Antitrust Litigation)


On September 4, 2007, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of all claims in In re Elevator Antitrust Litigation, No. 06-2138-cv, 2007 WL 2471805 (2d Cir. Sept. 4, 2007) (slip opinion available at, finding that the complaint failed to satisfy (...)

A. Paul Victor, Eamon O’Kelly, Jeffrey L. Kessler, John F. Collins The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rules that bundled discounts will not support a claim under s. 2 of the Sherman Act unless the discounts are below an appropriate measure of costs (Cascade Health Solutions / PeaceHealth)


On September 4, 2007 the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its much-anticipated decision in Cascade Health Solutions (fka McKenzie- Williamette Hospital) v. PeaceHealth, et al., No. 05-35627, 2007 WL 2473229 (9th Cir. Sept. 4, 2007). The court held that bundled pricing (...)

A. Paul Victor, Eamon O’Kelly, Jeffrey L. Kessler, John F. Collins The US Supreme Court rules that federal and state antitrust claims related to certain IPOs are preempted by federal securities laws (Credit Suisse Securities / Billing)


In a decision announced earlier today, the United States Supreme Court held that federal securities laws implicitly preclude the application of antitrust laws to claims filed against ten leading investment banks over alleged conduct on initial public offerings during the technology boom of the (...)

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