Jonathan Kanter

Paul Weiss (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

Jonathan Kanter is a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Paul Weiss. Before he was a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. He is a leading antitrust lawyer representing major corporations in connection with high-profile mergers, joint ventures, and civil non-merger investigations before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and state antitrust authorities. Jonathan is widely recognized as being among the nation’s top antitrust lawyers. Chambers USA has distinguished him among the nation’s foremost antitrust attorneys. Law360 honored Jonathan as one of the top five antitrust lawyers under the age of 40. The Legal 500 has recognized Jonathan for his strength in economic analysis and for "providing practical and high-quality advice" to clients. Law360 recognizes Jonathan as one of the nation’s "go to" lawyers for antitrust and the internet. He is a frequent speaker and author on the subject and represents numerous companies in the area, including Microsoft in its acquisitions of Nokia, Skype and Yahoo!’s search business and as a third party in DOJ’s review of Google/ITA, Google’s proposed Book Search settlement proposal, and Google’s proposed partnership with Yahoo!. Jonathan is a leading advisor in the area of ad technology. Jonathan also represents technology companies in connection with issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property. Prior to joining Cadwalader, Jonathan worked at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, where he was a member of the teams that reviewed Time Warner’s merger with AOL, Exxon’s acquisition of Mobil, BP-Amoco’s acquisition of Arco, and Kroger’s acquisition of Fred Meyer. Following his service at the Federal Trade Commission, Jonathan was a member of the Antitrust Department of another leading international law firm prior to joining Cadwalader.


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AMC Economics (London)
CRA International (London)
The Konkurrenz Group (Washington)
Herbalife Nutrition (Los Angeles)
Stanford University
EDPS - European Data Protection Supervisor (Brussels)
Paul Weiss (New York)
Paul Weiss (New York)


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Brad S. Karp, Andrew C. Finch, Jonathan Kanter The California, New York, and Washington Attorneys General announce their intent to take action against unfair "price gouging" and the US DOJ focuses on public health products during the COVID-19 situation


State AGs Respond to COVID-19-Related “Price Gouging” and DOJ Antitrust Enforcement to Focus on Public Health Products* The outbreak and continued spread of a new strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, has led to surging demand for, and in some cases shortages in the supply of, a wide variety of (...)

Andrew J. Forman, Charles F. (Rick) Rule, Daniel J. Howley, Jonathan Kanter The US DoJ announces an agreement to settle the antitrust litigation challenging the merger of two air carriers (US Airways / American Airlines)


This article has been nominated for the 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. On November 12, 2013, US Airways, American Airlines, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), and several state Attorneys General announced an agreement to settle (...)

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