Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
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Larry is a senior antitrust advisor with over 35 years of experience in both counseling and litigation. He advises in connection with all aspects of antitrust law such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, competitor collaborations, distribution and licensing practices, and price discrimination. He has represented clients in numerous criminal antitrust investigations in the last 25 years, as well as in related follow-on private damage actions. He has represented clients before the Federal Trade Commission, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, and state and foreign antitrust authorities, and has litigated a wide range of antitrust issues in federal and state courts. Larry is the co-author of Understanding the Antitrust Laws and a contributing author to The International Handbook on Private Enforcement of Competition Law. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Bloomberg BNA Antitrust and Trade Regulation Report and the Board of Editors of the Lexis/Nexis Antitrust Report.
Larry is recognized among the leading antitrust lawyers in New York by Chambers USA, The Legal 500, and the International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers. He is also named in Benchmark Litigation, Euromoney Legal Media Group Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers, and the PLC Global Competition Counsel Handbook. He is listed in Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in America.
Larry has extensive experience advising clients in merger transactions and is consulted frequently on Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger notification matters. He has coordinated the successful clearances of numerous U.S., European and other premerger filings of complex cross-border transactions.
Larry has defended numerous criminal and civil antitrust investigations and litigated a large number of major private antitrust actions. He has represented clients in U.S. and cross-border investigations of international cartels and related treble damage litigation in a variety of industries, including vitamins, thermal fax paper, sodium gluconate, rubber chemicals, plastic additives, and hydrogen peroxide. He has participated in cases where the extraterritorial application of the U.S. antitrust laws was at issue, including the Empagran case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Larry has represented banks and other financial institutions in a variety of antitrust matters, and successfully defended NYCE Corporation (owned at the time by a group of major U.S. banks) in an antitrust action brought by a competitor seeking access to NYCE's automated teller machine network. He has also successfully represented clients in hostile takeover cases, deceptive advertising cases, and trade cases (including the successful defense of an International Trade Commission antidumping proceeding brought against European producers of magazine-grade paper). He has represented the Dramatists Guild, the trade association of American playwrights, for many years, and successfully represented the Guild in the defense of an antitrust action that resulted in the negotiation of the contract used today by playwrights and producers for Broadway productions. He also participated on behalf of the Guild in the landmark case involving a disputed claim of co-authorship of the prize-winning Broadway musical Rent.
Larry has served as co-chair of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section’s Civil Redress Task Force, which was formed to address a broad range of policy issues relating to collective redress procedures and proposals for expanding private remedies for infringements of competition law in jurisdictions outside the United States. He later served as co-chair of the Section’s Civil Redress Committee. He is currently a member of the Section’s International Cartel Task Force.
He has served on the Executive Committee of the Antitrust Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and has also been chair of the Antitrust Litigation Committee of the New York State Bar Association Section on Commercial and Federal Litigation.
Larry was a member of the board of directors of The Legal Aid Society of New York City and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and is a past president of the Yale Law School Association. He is the recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Award of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Larry joined Cahill in 1969 and became a partner in 1975. He was a partner in the firm until January 2010 when he became senior counsel. From 1971-73, he taught as a visiting lecturer at Yale College. He has been an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School since 2007, and he is a visiting professor at the University of Amsterdam Law School. He was a visiting lecturer at Yale Law School from 2011-13 and has also taught at Católica Portuguesa School of Law in Lisbon, Portugal. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at Loyola University (Chicago) School of Law.
He is a frequent speaker on antitrust subjects, and in 2012 he spoke at the Treviso Antitrust Conference in Treviso, Italy. In 2014 he spoke at the Amsterdam Centre on European Law and Governance on the administration of competition law in a federal system.
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