Jonathan S. Kanter

A partner in the Antitrust Group, Jonathan Kanter focuses on antitrust M&A, litigation and counseling and has extensive experience representing clients in the media and technology industries. Praised by clients for his ability to develop pragmatic solutions to complex problems, Jonathan demonstrates a unique talent for simplifying complex legal, economic and technical issues across a wide range of audiences, including regulators, senior executives, government officials and the media.

Jonathan currently represents some of the world's most notable media and technology companies, including Microsoft, News Corp., Yelp, Getty Images, Roku and Time Inc., among numerous others. Jonathan also has substantial experience advising clients regarding the use of technology and data and antitrust issues across a wide range of other industries, including consumer products; chemicals; oil and gas; energy; financial services; food, beverage, wine and spirits; gaming; hospitality; manufacturing and industrials; pharmaceuticals and healthcare; and retail. Current representations include: Microsoft in its $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, Cigna in its $54 billion acquisition by Anthem, multiple companies in connection with worldwide investigations of Google's business practices and numerous additional non-public matters.

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.

Industry publications rank Jonathan among the nation's top antitrust lawyers. Since 2010, Chambers USA has ranked him as a leading lawyer for antitrust. The Legal 500 recognizes Jonathan for his strength in economic analysis and for "providing practical and high-quality advice" to clients. Law360 honored Jonathan as one of the top five antitrust lawyers under the age of 40, in addition to recognizing him as one of the nation's "go-to" antitrust lawyers for internet and technology companies. The Washingtonian and Super Lawyers list Jonathan as one of the "best lawyers" in Washington, D.C.

Jonathan has authored a wide range of publications on antitrust-related topics, including co-authoring a chapter in Chambers Legal Practice Guide: Merger Control, which analyzed merger enforcement in the U.S. He regularly publishes articles relating to competition policy, including a recent Op-Ed for The New York Times.

Good to know

Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Antitrust, 2) Corporate, 3) Litigation, 4) M&A Litigation and 5) Mergers & Acquisitions
Law School Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D.,1998)
Education State University of New York at Albany (B.A.,1995)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia State Bar Associations,New York State Bar Associations
Most recent firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-kanter-67bb487
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