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Elai Katz

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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP


Elai Katz leads Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's antitrust practice groups.
Elai's practice focuses principally on a wide range of antitrust law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, litigation, counseling and government investigations. He also has significant experience in intellectual property counseling and litigation as well as general commercial litigation.
Elai has represented clients in a variety of antitrust disputes, including complex class actions alleging price fixing and monopolization, as well as matters involving distribution arrangements and price discrimination. He regularly advises clients on the formation of joint ventures, development of distribution and marketing arrangements and pricing policies, participation in trade association activities and interaction with competitors.  


Justice Mishael Cheshin of the Supreme Court of Israel


Yale University, B.A., 1992
Columbia Law School, J.D., 1996, Stone Scholar, Editor-in-Chief, Columbia Journal of Law & Social Problems

United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within the team at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, 'all practitioners are specialized in antitrust and are experienced litigators'; 'their grasp on the legal and factual issues of the case is always impeccable and they are incredible at what they do'. The 'outstanding' Herbert Washer has recently led advice to Credit Suisse in several class actions filed against the major investment banks, including those arising from the investigations into alleged Libor and forex manipulation. Practice head Elai Katz and Lauren Rackow are 'both outstanding legal professionals' and 'very responsive and provide very clear, accurate and pragmatic advice'.

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Merger control

Within: Merger control

Tembec appointed the antitrust team at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, led by Elai Katz, to oversee its acquisition by Rayonier, a transaction which required merger clearance in several jurisdictions. In other highlights, Katz acted for Envigo in its ultimately abandoned acquisition by Avista, and counsel Lauren Rackow was part of the team which advised underwriters of high-yield debt on the financing of a number of major acquisitions; these included the landmark merger between T-Mobile and Sprint as well as Red Ventures' high-value acquisition of Bankrate. Named attorneys are based in New York.

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