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Hector Torres

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Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

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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 Hector Torres is one of the nation's top lawyers for the prosecution of antitrust and other complex commercial cases. He has represented major U.S. and foreign corporations in a broad range of actions involving antitrust, intellectual property, securities fraud, product liability and contract matters in federal and state courts. He has prosecuted and defended cases involving transnational antitrust, commercial and insurance disputes before domestic and international arbitration tribunals. Hector 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 currently serves as a member of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, Committee on Character and Fitness. Hector has been honored as a 2015 "Litigation Trailblazer" by the National Law Journal, which celebrated 50 lawyers from throughout the country who advanced their legal practice through the use of innovative strategies and for exemplary achievements in litigation. He was recognized in the 2015 edition of the Global Competition Review, Who's Who Legal: Competition and highlighted in the 2015 Legal 500 US Litigation: Commercial and Securities: Shareholder Litigation practice areas. He was also selected as both a national and local "litigation star" in the 2013-2015 editions of Benchmark Litigation and featured in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions of New York Super Lawyers.


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.

United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions: plaintiff

Within: Civil litigation/class actions: plaintiff

The 'outstanding' team at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP is known to clients for its 'excellent work product, exceptional service, timely and wise legal advice and recognition of business implications'. Cindy Caranella Kelly and Sarah Gibbs Leivick are singled out in particular for their 'skills and professional commitment'. Hector Torres continues to advise Ford on its damage claims arising from the DOJ's investigation into the global auto parts cartel, and Marc Kasowitz is part of the team representing Anderson News in its claim against leading magazine publishers and distributors alleging the latter conspired to boycott the client to force it out of the market. Sheron Korpus jointly heads the team with Torres and is also a key name to note. All named attorneys are based in New York. The team was recently strengthened by the arrival of Kevin Arquit, who joined from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and now co-chairs the antitrust practice.

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