A. Paul Victor is a litigation partner in Winston & Strawn’s New York office. Mr. Victor is an internationally known practitioner in antitrust law, including with respect to international cartel enforcement matters. After spending almost three years with the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, Mr. Victor has spent the past 50 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, brake hoses, body seals 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 is currently Co-Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section's Public Service Committee, and recently served as Co-Chair of the Section’s International Task Force and 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. 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 of the ICN 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.