Ankur Kapoor is a partner at Constantine Cannon and has been at the firm since 2004, focusing on antitrust litigation and counseling. Ankur excels at cultivating strong client partnerships to help clients achieve their business objectives, particularly by developing and executing legal strategies in complex litigation. By combining his deep knowledge of competition law and economics with substantial litigation experience, Ankur can ensure that his client's business goals are aligned with his team's legal strategy.
Over the years, Ankur has been involved in many areas of antitrust law, including price fixing, tying, exclusive dealing, bundled discounts, monopolization, patent-antitrust, settlements of Hatch-Waxman patent infringement litigation, merger analysis, and joint ventures. His practice has encompassed antitrust litigation and counseling in private actions, as well as federal and state antitrust agency proceedings. He has represented clients in various industries, including air transportation, telecommunications, media, electronic payments, biotechnology and pharmaceutical, consumer products and fashion.
Ankur successfully represented Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., an owner and operator of multiple television stations across the U.S., in an antitrust suit against its competitor that resulted in a mutual settlement. He has also been involved in major non-antitrust commercial litigation, most notably representing a sportswear and equipment supplier as second-chair in a libel action against a major media company. Most recently, Ankur has been co-lead counsel for All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA), the world's eighth largest airline, in a class action alleging price fixing of passenger airfares following a resolved Department of Justice investigation.
In addition to his litigation work, Ankur is a prolific writer and speaker. He has published over 20 articles on issues of competition law and has given many Continuing Legal Education (CLE) presentations on competition law [view presentation]. He has also been widely quoted in the media on current competition-law issues, including in
The Wall Street Journal,
The Los Angeles Times,
Fox Business News,
The Washington Post,
The New York Law Journal,
A regular contributor to Constantine Cannon's Antitrust Today blog, Ankur writes on domestic and international antitrust issues, including
the American Airlines-US Airways merger,
the EU's possible embrace of umbrella liability for price-fixing cases, and settlements of
pharmaceutical patent infringement lawsuits.
Ankur is an active member of the American Bar Association's Section of Antitrust Law. He was an Editor of Antitrust Law Developments (7th ed. 2012) and currently serves as a Vice Chair of the Media and Technology Committee.
Ankur was named a “SuperLawyer” in Antitrust Litigation in the 2014 SuperLawyers New York Metro Edition and a “Rising Star” in 2012 and 2013. Ankur is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is a graduate of the New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the National Moot Court Competition Team, and holds a B.A. from Columbia University in Economics and Computer Science.
Ankur is admitted to practice in New York State, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
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U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of N.Y.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of N.Y.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Courts’ Prescription for Reverse-Payment Settlements Still
Unknown Almost a Year After FTC v. Actavis
Competition Policy International
(with Rosa Morales) (April, 2014)
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State AGs Take a Stand Against Global IT Theft
National Law Journal (May 6, 2013)
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Ascension of Obama's New FTC Chair, Edith Ramirez,
Signals Greater Enforcement in Tech, Health Care
Bloomberg BNA (April 8, 2013)
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Deterring IT Theft in Manufacturing Will Spur Innovation and Growth
ABA Section of Antitrust Law--State Enforcement Committee Newsletter
(Fall 2012). download PDF
Antitrust Regulators Face the Music (Industry)
BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (with Daniel Vitelli) (July 27, 2012) download PDF
Getting To A Rule For Reverse Payments,
(June 28, 2012)
Why The FTC Is Investigating The Facebook/Instagram Deal
Forbes (May 22, 2012) Click here to read the article.
Case Study: Anderson News v. American Media,
Competition Law360 (April 12, 2012)
Antitrust Investigations: Is Facebook Next?
Competition Law360 (with Jason Enzler)(August 2, 2011)
The Impact of Dukes on Antitrust Class Actions,
Competition Law360 (June 24, 2011) download PDF
Will Apple iCloud Bring An Antitrust Litigation Storm?
Forbes.com (with Jeffrey Shinder) (June 10, 2011) Click here to read the article.
Antitrust Guidance for ACOs: Still Evolving,
Competition Law360 (May 6, 2011)
Bricks v. Clicks,
Competition Law360 (with Rick Dumas-Eymard) (April 8, 2011)
Antitrust Risks for ACOs,
Competition Law360 (with Sacha Boegem) (March 9, 2011)
Dealing With Antitrust Fallout From Health Care Reform
BNA Health Law Reporter (with Dan Vitelli) (Dec. 9, 2010) Click here to read the article.
Competitive Effects in Transgenic Seed Markets
Competition Law360 (May 4, 2010)
Curbing Antitrust Liability For New Products
Competition Law360 (February 11, 2010)
What Is the Standard of Causation of Monopoly?
Antitrust, Vol. 23, No. 3, (Summer 2009)
Court Gives Dominant Firms More Flexibility on Pricing
New York Law Journal (with Jeffrey I. Shinder) (May 5, 2009)
2005 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments (ABA 2006)
Dominating Digital Music
The National Law Journal (with Matthew L. Cantor ) (June 6, 2005), vol. 27, no. 39
Copeland et al., 2003 Antitrust Developments in Regulated Industries
2004 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 459
ABA Section of Antitrust Law Sherman Act Section 2 Committee
E-Bulletin (monthly) - Aug03-Oct05
June 12, 2013
Ankur Kapoor was part of a panel entitled Antitrust Class Actions: Injury & Damages in the But-For World, New York Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Program.
Click to view his presentation
September 15, 2012
Ankur Kapoor was a panelist at the AABANY 2012 Fall Conference on Personal Data Privacy in the United States. Click to view his presentation and paper.
October 22, 2008
Ankur Kapoor was part of a panel entitled "The Efficient Defense: The Role of Reasonable Business Justifications and Efficiencies in Reviewing Unilateral Conduct," which explored the role of efficiencies and reasonable business justifications as defenses in monopolization / abuse of dominance cases in Canada, the United States and the European Union, at the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Teleconference.
November 15-16, 2007
Ankur Kapoor was part of a panel entitled The New Face of Antitrust in Intellectual Property Disputes, which discussed the increasing role of federal antitrust agencies in intellectual property law and policy, at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual Convention.
Ankur Kapoor was the Moderator of the panel on "Deceptive Conduct by Dominant Firms: Implications for Antitrust and Consumer Protection," Spring Meeting Program, ABA Section of Antitrust Law.