Joel Mitnick

Joel Mitnick, Cadwalader Law Firm, New York, Finance and Litigation Law Attorney
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Professional Biography

Joel Mitnick is a partner in the Antitrust and Global Litigation groups. Joel’s practice focuses on antitrust matters on behalf of a wide array of financial market, life science, media, service industry and industrial clients. Joel represents clients in Federal and State antitrust investigations, antitrust class actions and merger clearance proceedings. He has tried merger cases to verdict and briefed antitrust class actions up to the United States Supreme Court. Joel also counsels some of the nation’s most prominent activist and passive hedge funds and private equity firms in terms of share accumulation and HSR filing strategies, board representation and antitrust/HSR compliance training. 

Joel began his career as a trial lawyer at the Federal Trade Commission. He was an Antitrust Group associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and, prior to joining Cadwalader, was the longtime Global Co-Head of Antitrust at Sidley Austin.

He has been selected as a leading lawyer in antitrust matters by Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation (Litigation Star Award), The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 US, Super Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal: Competition.

Joel appears regularly before federal and state antitrust enforcement agencies. A frequent speaker and author, Joel has lectured at enforcement programs sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of Attorneys General, and has served as an ABA Antitrust Trial Skills faculty member. In 2017, Joel moderated a panel addresing ‘‘Perspectives on Digital Markets: Platforms, Parity and Pricing in the United States, Europe and Beyond,’’ at the Fordham Competition Law Institute's 44th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law & Policy.

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