Joseph F. Tringali

Joe Tringali represents clients on general commercial litigation with an emphasis on competition matters. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in jury and bench trials and argued appeals in federal and state appellate courts in diverse areas, including antitrust, breach of contract, copyright infringement, false advertising, employment discrimination and civil rights. Primarily, he has litigated antitrust actions and counsels clients under the Sherman, Clayton, Robinson-Patman and Hart-Scott-Rodino Acts, including cases alleging monopolization, price-fixing, market and bid allocations, and other restraints of trade, as well as price discrimination.

In addition, he successfully represented Viacom in the dismissal of a putative consumer class action challenging the alleged bundling of cable programming services, and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Centerview in obtaining dismissal of an antitrust action arising out of their acquisition of DelMonte Foods Co. He currently represents Kohlberg Kravis Roberts in a civil antitrust action alleging collusion among private equity firms for large leveraged buyouts; Viacom in a lawsuit by Cablevision alleging bundling of Viacom’s programming services; and Express Scripts in an antitrust action brought by certain independent pharmacies alleging that certain PBMs conspired to fix reimbursement rates. He previously represented MasterCard in antitrust actions brought against it by American Express and Discover, and Weyerhaeuser in several monopolization cases.

Joe has also done substantial pro bono litigation, including obtaining the release of HIV+ Haitian refugees who were being indefinitely detained on Guantanamo after a bench trial, and jury verdicts against agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration and in a separate case against New York City Corrections Officers for violations of constitutional rights. He has also submitted numerous amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court as well as other courts.

He has been recognized in the antitrust field by the following publications: Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal (Competition), and the Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers. Recently, Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation (2012) ranked him as a “Litigation Star” for Antitrust in New York. Joe joined the Firm in 1983 and became a partner in 1989. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1977 and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 1980, where he was an editor of the Law Review.

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Areas of Practice 1) Competition – Litigation and Investigations, 2) Competition – M&A and 3) Litigation
Law School New York University School of Law, 1980 J.D.
Education Wesleyan University, 1977 B.A.
Bar Member / Association Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Most recent firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
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