Joel M. Mitnick

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft (New York)
Lawyer (Partner)

Joel Mitnick is a partner in the Antitrust and Global Litigation groups. Joel’s practice focuses on antitrust matters on behalf of a wide array of financial market, life science, media, service industry and industrial clients. Joel represents clients in Federal and State antitrust investigations, antitrust class actions and merger clearance proceedings. He has tried merger cases to verdict and briefed antitrust class actions up to the United States Supreme Court. Joel also counsels some of the nation’s most prominent activist and passive hedge funds and private equity firms in terms of share accumulation and HSR filing strategies, board representation and antitrust/HSR compliance training. Joel began his career as a trial lawyer at the Federal Trade Commission. He was an Antitrust Group associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and, prior to joining Cadwalader, was the longtime Global Co-Head of Antitrust at Sidley Austin. He has been selected as a leading lawyer in antitrust matters by Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation (Litigation Star Award), The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 US, Super Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal: Competition. Joel appears regularly before federal and state antitrust enforcement agencies. A frequent speaker and author, Joel has lectured at enforcement programs sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of Attorneys General, and has served as an ABA Antitrust Trial Skills faculty member. In 2017, Joel moderated a panel addressing ‘‘Perspectives on Digital Markets: Platforms, Parity and Pricing in the United States, Europe and Beyond,’’ at the Fordham Competition Law Institute’s 44th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law & Policy. He is vice chair of the ABA Antitrust Section’s Joint Conduct (Section 1) Committee and serves on the Executive Committee of the Antitrust Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Joel is also an Advisory Board member for MLEX, a member of the Competition Law360 Advisory Board and a member of the National Committee of U.S.-China Relations. Joel earned his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Washington University (honors in economics). He is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and New York State, and is admitted to practice before the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft (Charlotte)

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Joel M. Mitnick, Ngoc Pham Hulbig The US FTC confirms the initial decision that the acquisition of a rival lessens competition in the market for microprocessor-driven prosthetic knees (Otto Bock / Freedom)

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BUYER BEWARE: FTC ORDERS UNWINDING OF A CONSUMMATED TRANSACTION* What happened? On November 6, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) voted 5-0 to uphold Administrative Law Judge D. Michael Chappell’s initial decision that Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH’s (“Otto Bock”) acquisition of rival Freedom (...)

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