Jonathan S. Kanter

Partner
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 862 2436

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Practice Areas

  • Antitrust
  • Antitrust Litigation & Civil Investigations
  • Litigation
  • M&A Clearance & Counseling
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 202 862 2436
Fax: 202 862 2400
http://www.cadwalader.com/professionals/jonathan-kanter
 
University State University of New York at Albany, B.A., cum laude, 1995
 
Law SchoolWashington University, J.D., 1998
 
Admitted1999, New York; 2001, District of Columbia
 
Memberships V2N1

Mar 26, 2014

 
Biography

Jonathan is an antitrust partner based in Cadwalader's Washington, DC office. He co-heads the firm's global Technology Industry Team.

Jonathan's practice encompasses the full range of antitrust matters including mergers, joint ventures, and civil non-merger investigations. Clients and industry observers often laud Jonathan for his ability to develop pragmatic solutions to highly complex problems. Jonathan is particularly adept at distilling complex legal and technical issues for a wide range of audiences, including regulators, business people, government officials, and the media.

Leading industry publications regularly rank Jonathan among the nation's top antitrust lawyers:

Chambers USA (individually ranked 2010-2014);

Law360 honored Jonathan as one of the top five antitrust lawyers under the age of 40;

The Legal 500 recognizes Jonathan for his strength in economic analysis and for providing practical and high-quality advice to clients;

The Washingtonian and Super Lawyers list Jonathan as one of the best lawyers in Washington, DC.

Jonathan has experience across a wide range of industries, including:

•technology and internet;

•advertising and media;

•consumer products;

•retail; food, beverage, wine, and spirits;

•oil, gas, energy, and chemicals;

•hospitality;

•gaming;

•manufacturing and industrials; and

•pharmaceuticals and healthcare

Law360 recognizes Jonathan as one of the nation's go to lawyers for antitrust and the internet and technology. As part of his technology practice, Jonathan also represents numerous companies in connection with various issues relating to advertising, ad tech, and media. His practice also involves advising companies on complex issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property, including standard essential patents and matters involving patent assertion entities.

Notable representations in the technology space include Microsoft Corporation in connection with its settlement of the landmark U.S. v. Microsoft and N.Y. v. Microsoft antitrust cases; Microsoft in its acquisitions of Nokia, Skype and Yahoo!'s search engine. Jonathan also represented multiple third parties opposed to Google's acquisition of ITA, Google's failed proposed Book Search settlement proposal, and Google's proposed partnership with Yahoo!, which the Department of Justice blocked.

Prior to joining Cadwalader, Jonathan worked at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, where he was a member of the teams that reviewed Time Warner's merger with AOL, Time-Warner's proposed acquisition of EMI, Exxon's acquisition of Mobil, BP-Amoco's acquisition of Arco, and Kroger's acquisition of Fred Meyer, among others.

Following his service at the Federal Trade Commission, Jonathan was a member of the Antitrust Department of another leading international law firm.

Experience

Notable representations include

Microsoft Corporation in connection with numerous acquisitions and in the settlement of its landmark U.S. v. Microsoft and N.Y. v. Microsoft antitrust cases.

Bacardi in its recent victory in Johnson Brothers Liquor Company v. Bacardi U.S.A. in a joint venture with Brown Forman.

Village Voice Media in its merger with New Times Media and MGM Mirage in connection with its multi-billion dollar acquisition of Mandalay Resort Group.

Various energy companies in non-public matters currently pending before the FTC.

News

News Releases

Cadwalader Advises Mercuria Energy Group in Acquisition of JPMorgan's Physical Energy and Commodities Business

Oct 03, 2014

Cadwalader Advises Exelon Corporation in Acquisition of Integrys Energy Services

Jul 30, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014

Jun 27, 2014

Super Lawyers Recognizes Cadwalader's Washington, D.C. Attorneys

Apr 25, 2014

Cadwalader Advises Mercuria on Acquisition of J.P. Morgan's Energy and Commodities Trading Company

Mar 19, 2014

Cadwalader Nominated for Three Key 2014 Global Competition Review Awards

Feb 21, 2014

The Washingtonian Names Four Cadwalader Partners to its 'Best Lawyers' List

Dec 04, 2013

Cadwalader Recognized in 2013 Edition of The Legal 500 US

Oct 25, 2013

Cadwalader Lauded as 'Highly Recommended' Antitrust Firm by Global Competition Review

May 13, 2013

The Legal 500 Recognizes More than 15 Cadwalader Practices and 47 of the Firm's Lawyers Across U.S. Offices

Jun 06, 2012

Cadwalader Antitrust Team Recognized for Its Work on Microsoft-Skype Deal

Apr 02, 2012

The Legal 500 U.S. Recommends Cadwalader in 13 Areas of Practice and Highly Ranks More Than 50 Attorneys

Jun 01, 2011

Cadwalader Recognized as Industry Leader by Chambers

Jun 15, 2010

Cadwalader Named to Winner's Circle at M&A Atlas Awards

Feb 24, 2010

Cadwalader Assists Microsoft in Securing Regulatory Approval for Search Alliance with Yahoo!

Feb 22, 2010

Cadwalader Transaction Named IDD Deal of the Year

Feb 12, 2010

Recent Press

FTC 'Privateering' Actions Could Focus on Rivals' Costs

May 21, 2014

Comcast's No. 1 Issue With Time Warner Cable

Feb 13, 2014

Tough for Sprint to Play the Maverick

Jan 27, 2014

Rising Star: Cadwalader's Jonathan Kanter

Mar 16, 2011

The Google-Slayers

May 04, 2010

New Deals - Lawyers on Major Transactions

Jan 29, 2009

A Long Weekend for Cadwalader, Simpson and Wachtell

Jan 26, 2009

FTC Seen Gaining Enforcement Power With New Commissioner

Apr 28, 2014

Recognition

Cadwalader Recognized Among Leading Firms in The Legal 500 US 2014

Jun 27, 2014

Chambers and Partners USA 2014

May 23, 2014

Super Lawyers Recognizes Cadwalader's Washington, D.C. Attorneys

Apr 25, 2014

Cadwalader Recognized in 2013 Edition of The Legal 500 US

Oct 25, 2013

Chambers and Partners USA 2013

May 24, 2013

Chambers and Partners USA 2012

Jun 07, 2012

2012 Legal 500 US

Jun 06, 2012

Global Competition Review's 2012 Merger Control Matter of the Year

Apr 02, 2012

Jonathan Kanter Named 2011 Rising Star by Law360

Mar 11, 2011

Resources

Clients & Friends Memos

DOJ and FTC Release Joint Antitrust Policy Statement Regarding Sharing of Cybersecurity Information

Apr 15, 2014

FTC Continues Antitrust Focus on Health Care Sector With Upcoming Two-Day Health Care Competition Workshop

Feb 21, 2014

China's Simplified Merger Review Program May Significantly Reduce Wait Times for Certain Global Transactions

Feb 19, 2014

Takeaways from Government Victories in Recent Antitrust Merger Trials

Feb 03, 2014

FTC Announces 2014 Thresholds for Merger Control Filings Under HSR Act and Interlocking Directorates Under the Clayton Act

Jan 21, 2014

Settlement of the US Airways/American Airlines Merger Litigation Highlights Changing Antitrust Landscape

Nov 19, 2013

FTC Expands Reporting Requirements for Transfers of Pharmaceutical Patent Rights

Nov 11, 2013

Lessons Learned from Recent Penalties for Failures to File HSR Notification

Jul 15, 2013

HSR Thresholds Increased for 2013

Jan 14, 2013

FTC/DOJ Announce Significant Changes to HSR Premerger Notification Form

Aug 02, 2011

Books

Chambers Legal Practice Guide: Merger Control

An ever-increasing number of jurisdictions are adopting or amending their existing merger control regimes. As a result, complexity, uncertainty and burdens for multinational merging parties are also on the rise. Navigating the patchwork of rules and requirements of merger control regimes around the world can increase cost and cause delays, both of which are of the utmost concern to many parties in the current uncertain economic and financial climate. Uncertainty may be compounded as new and untested regimes come online, non-competition concerns find their way into merger control reviews and experienced regulators change - or claim to change - their substantive analytical frameworks. Published by Chambers & Partners, Charles (Rick) Rule and Jonathan Kanter authored the chapter analyzing merger enforcement in the USA.

Events

GCR Live 3rd Annual Telecoms, Media & Technology

Jun 26, 2014

A Discussion on Silicon Alley and New York Competitiveness

Jun 13, 2014

Patent Assertion And Privateering: When Do Antitrust Law Concerns Arise When the Patent Is the Product?

May 21, 2014

Trademark Law and its Challenges in 2014

Mar 13, 2014

Newsletter

Quorum

Quorum: March 2014

 
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DOJ and FTC Release Joint Antitrust Policy Statement Regarding Sharing of Cybersecurity Information
Keith M. Gerver,Jonathan S. Kanter,Nandu Machiraju,Kenneth L. Wainstein, April 20, 2014
On April 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued an Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing of Cybersecurity Information explaining that competitors can share legitimate threat information so long as appropriate...

Takeaways from Government Victories in Recent Antitrust Merger Trials
Andrew J. Forman,Daniel Howley,Jonathan S. Kanter,Charles F. Rule,Eric Sega, February 10, 2014
Recent government victories in the antitrust challenges to the consummated mergers of Bazaarvoice/PowerReviews and St. Luke’s/Saltzer are the latest in a string of trial successes by the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”),...

FTC Announces 2014 Thresholds for Merger Control Filings Under HSR Act and Interlocking Directorates Under the Clayton Act
Andrew J. Forman,Ngoc Pham Hulbig,Jonathan S. Kanter,Christian J. Lorenz,Charles F. Rule, January 31, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has announced its annual revisions to the dollar jurisdictional thresholds in the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”); the revised thresholds will become effective 30 days after the date of...

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Jonathan S. Kanter

700 Sixth Street, N.W.
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