Mr Hector Torres > Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10019
United States
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Work Department



Antitrust Litigation; Banking and Capital Markets Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Complex Financial Products Litigation; Employment Practices and Litigation; Environmental Litigation; International Disputes and Cross Border Litigation; Mass Tort, Toxic Tort and Product Liability Litigation; Plaintiffs’ Litigation; Securities Litigation


Name and co-founding partner, and Co-Chair of the firm’s Antitrust Group, Hector Torres is one of the nation’s top lawyers for the prosecution of antitrust and other complex commercial cases, and recognized by clients for “outstanding” and “amazing” results, “tremendous success,” “excellent work product, exceptional service, timely and wise advice and recognition of business implications.”  For over 30 years, he has successfully prosecuted and defended major U.S., South American, European and Asian corporations in high-profile antitrust and complex commercial actions and in international arbitrations, and has secured billions of dollars in affirmative recoveries.

Hector has been recognized by Lawdragon as one of the Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in the U.S. for antitrust litigation.  He was honored by the National Law Journal as a 2017 M&A and Antitrust Trailblazer and as a 2015 Litigation Trailblazer, which celebrated 50 lawyers from throughout the country who advanced their legal practice through the use of innovative strategies and for exemplary achievements in the legal profession.  He has also honored as a Top Latino Lawyer by Latino Leaders Magazine in recognition of his pioneering work in antitrust cases and leadership in the Hispanic community.  He has been recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Competition and The Legal 500 for Antitrust, Commercial Disputes and Securities Litigation.  He has also been named as a national and local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation, featured in New York Super Lawyers and named an Expert in Competition and Antitrust by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides.

Hector currently serves on the Committee on Character and Fitness for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department.  He was appointed and served as a member of Governor George Pataki’s New York State Judicial Screening Committee for the First Department from 2002 to 2006.  He has also served on the Yale Law School Association’s Executive Committee.


New York; Texas; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan


Yale Law School (J.D., 1982); SUNY Stony Brook (B.A., summa cum laude)


New York State Judicial Screening Committee for the First Department, 2002-2006.; Executive Committee Member, Yale Law School Association, 2008-2011.; New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, Committee on Character and Fitness, 2012.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense

With particular strengths in bet-the-company antitrust cases, Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP represents clients on both sides of the aisle in industries such as pharmaceuticals, food, and technology. The firm is involved in a range of antitrust cases, defending clients against allegations including price-fixing, big-rigging, tying, exclusive dealing, and monopolization. The New York-based team is led by Hector Torres, who represents high-profile companies before federal and state courts, and Sheron Korpus, who ‘thinks strategically and has tremendous credibility’.  Kevin Arquit left the firm in May 2021 for an in-house position.