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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

1285 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10019-6064, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 373 3000
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Fax +1 212 757 3990
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www.paulweiss.com
Beijing, Hong Kong, London, New York, Tokyo, Toronto and 2 more

Jonathan S. Kanter

Tel:
Work 202-223-7317
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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Work Department

Antitrust; Corporate, Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Media, Sports & Entertainment

Position

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Education

J.D., Washington University, 1998

B.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1995
cum laude


United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: defense

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s strengths in particularly complex, multidimensional antitrust litigation are underpinned by the fact that it acts for clients such as MasterCard, Becton Dickinson and Mitsubishi. Martin Flumenbaum, Kenneth Gallo and William Michael are defending Bumble Bee Seafoods against class action claims and in opt-out litigation in connection with an alleged packaged seafood price-fixing conspiracy. The firm is also representing Deutsche Bank in more than 50 individual and class actions connected with alleged manipulation of IBOR rates. Charles Rule, Robert Atkins, Craig Benson, Aidan Synnott, Jonathan Kanter and Joseph Bial are among other standout practitioners. Named practitioners are based in New York or Washington DC.

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Merger control

Within: Merger control

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s team is ‘at the high end of the scale for knowledge, expertise and experience’ when it comes to high-stakes merger control matters. Key figures include Jonathan Kanter, who is ‘available around the clock’, and New York-based Aidan Synnott, who delivers ‘level-headed, thoughtful and practical advice’. Synnott heads the practice with Kenneth Gallo, Charles Rule and Joseph Simons. In 2017, a team including Scott Barshay in New York and Andrew Forman acted as corporate and antitrust counsel to Ariad Pharmaceuticals in its $5.2bn sale to Takeda Pharmaceutical. On the merger litigation front, Joseph Bial, counsel Daniel Howley and others represented Cigna in a lawsuit brought by the DOJ and several states seeking to block the client’s proposed $54bn headline merger with Anthem. The team has also acted for clients such as Kate Spade & Company, Virtu Financial and Eli Lilly. Named individuals are based in Washington DC, except where otherwise stated.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

Key names in Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP’s ‘extremely talented team’ include corporate partner Robert Schumer, M&A specialist Ariel Deckelbaum, Justin Hamill, who is ‘incredibly well versed in the field and extremely dedicated to the client and its needs’; finance expert Robert Zochowski, who is ‘highly knowledgeable and unbelievably responsive’; and ‘savvy litigatorsJonathan Kanter and Jay Cohen in Washington DC. The group acts for a diverse client roster, including Vice Media and Manitoba Telecom Services; the team advised the latter on its acquisition by BCE. Other highlights included assisting 21st Century Fox with multiple internal investigations relating to sexual harassment claims brought against former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes and political commentator Bill O’Reilly, representing Altice USA in a carriage discrimination complaint brought by the Game Show Network, and advising Endeavor on the formation of a China-based subsidiary. Attorneys listed are based in New York, unless otherwise specified.

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