A. Paul Victor - Winston & Strawn LLP

A. Paul Victor

Winston & Strawn LLP

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 212-294-4655

A. Paul Victor is a litigation partner in Winston & Strawn’s New York office. Mr. Victor is an internationally known practitioner in antitrust and international cartel enforcement matters. After spending almost three years with the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, Mr. Victor has spent the past 47 years representing clients in some of the biggest antitrust cases ever.

Mr. Victor has been involved in many criminal and civil cartel cases, representing major corporations or individual executives in matters involving such products as lysine, nucleotides, carbon fiber, vitamins, graphite electrodes, MCAA, impact modifiers, chloroprene rubber, cathode ray tubes, marine hose, air cargo, refrigeration compressors, power cables, multiple automobile parts, rechargeable batteries, optical disk drives, instrument panel clusters, HID ballasts, switches and sensors, bearings, and others. These matters generally have included U.S. criminal investigations and related federal treble damages, direct purchaser and state indirect purchaser class actions and opt-out actions. They often have also included the coordination of related proceedings in other jurisdictions, such as the EU, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Taiwan, and South Korea. Mr. Victor has also handled a variety of merger and acquisition matters, including government investigations, as well as counseled clients in numerous situations involving domestic and international competition issues. He was also lead counsel to Matsushita (today Panasonic) in the landmark Matsushita case, which resulted in a favorable summary judgment for his client by the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Go-Video case, which resulted in a favorable jury verdict for his client.

Mr. Victor recently served as Co-Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section’s International Task Force and Co-Chair of the Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee. He was also a member of the Section’s Long Range Planning Committee, a Vice-Chair of the Section, Co-Chair of the Section’s Task Force on the ICPAC Report, and twice a member of its Council and Chair of its International Antitrust Committee. He is currently Chair of the Section's Public Service Committee. Mr. Victor has also been active in the work of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Competition Commission and USCIB’s Competition Committee, as well as the International Bar Association's Antitrust Committee. He has been invited to participate in the annual meetings of the International Competition Network as a U.S. Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA), or as a special guest since the initial meeting in Naples, Italy.

Mr. Victor received a J.D., with honors, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1963. He also received his B.B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1960.

Additional Information

Honors & Awards

Mr. Victor was recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2015 for his work in Antitrust. He was also included in U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® 2014, and was named as “one of the leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers in the world” by Expert Guides. Additional recognitions include The International Who's Who for Competition Lawyers & Economists 2014, Business Lawyers 2014, and Trade & Customs Lawyers 2013.

In 2012, Mr. Victor was named New York “Lawyer of the Year” in Antitrust by Best Lawyers in America. He was named in Who’s Who Legal “Competition Lawyers & Economist 2010”; in Best Lawyers in America 2010, 2013, and 2015; and in Chambers USA in 2009, 2012, 2013, and 2014. He was also ranked among the world’s top 20 lawyers in the competition and antitrust practice area by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s guide to “The Best of the Best: 2000 Edition.”

Speaking Engagements & Publications

Recent Speaking Engagements

Mr. Victor was a moderator at the 2012 and 2013 Fordham Law Institute Annual Conferences on International Antitrust Law and Policy, which focuses on a wide range of issues related to antitrust policy and enforcement. He was a speaker at the ABA Antitrust Section's Spring Meeting in April 2013, where he participated in a discussion on challenging issues in negotiating a plea agreement with the Department of Justice. In 2014, Mr. Victor will lead a panel at the Antitrust Section's International Cartel Workshop in Rome in February, will speak on cartel enforcement issues at the Treviso Conference in May, and will return to the Fordham Conference in September. Mr. Victor also presented “Antitrust Update for In-House Counsel” for the ABA Corporate Counseling Committee in December 2014.

Publications

“Deciding Whether to Cooperate With or Defend Against A Cartel Investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice” by A. Paul Victor, Molly Donovan, and Jennifer Stewart, American Bar Association's International Cartel Workshop, February 2014.

Activities

Mr. Victor was recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2015 for his work in Antitrust. He was also included in U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® 2014, and was named as “one of the leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers in the world” by Expert Guides. Additional recognitions include The International Who's Who for Competition Lawyers & Economists 2014, Business Lawyers 2014, and Trade & Customs Lawyers 2013.

In 2012, Mr. Victor was named New York “Lawyer of the Year” in Antitrust by Best Lawyers in America. He was named in Who’s Who Legal “Competition Lawyers & Economist 2010”; in Best Lawyers in America 2010, 2013, and 2015; and in Chambers USA in 2009, 2012, 2013, and 2014. He was also ranked among the world’s top 20 lawyers in the competition and antitrust practice area by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s guide to “The Best of the Best: 2000 Edition.”

Office Location

200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166-4193
Phone: 212-294-6700
http://www.winston.com/

Lawyer of the Year Awards


Practice Areas

Litigation - Antitrust