Ankur Kapoor

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 partnerships with clients to achieve their business objectives, and at developing and executing legal strategies for complex litigation. By combining his deep knowledge of competition law and economics with substantial litigation experience, Ankur can ensure that his team’s legal strategy is aligned with his client’s goals.

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 and class actions, as well as federal and state antitrust agency proceedings. He has represented clients in various industries, including air transportation, automotive, biotechnology and pharmaceutical, consumer products, e-commerce, electronic payments, fashion, media, technology, and telecommunications.

Most recently, Ankur has been lead counsel for All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA) in a class action alleging price fixing of passenger airfares following a resolved Department of Justice investigation.  Ankur is also a member of the team representing over 60 major corporations in their credit- and debit-card swipe fee antitrust action against Visa and Mastercard.  He was also a member of the team representing Discover Financial Services in its antitrust case against Visa and Mastercard, which settled on the eve of trial with a payment to Discover of $2.75 billion.  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.

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, Bloomberg News, Fox Business News, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Street, ComputerWorld, The New York Law Journal, Law360, and Bloomberg BNA.

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 also 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 Co-Chair of the Media and Technology Committee.

Ankur is a graduate of the New York University School of Law.  He holds a B.A. from Columbia University, where he majored in Economics and minored in Computer Science.  He was named to Global Competition Review’s Who’s Who Legal: Competition – Future Leaders 2017 and to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list in 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014.

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 Courts of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits.

Ankur Kapoor's Publications & Speeches

Jun272016
US criminal antitrust implicating Japanese at alarming rate

Constantine Cannon lawyers Ankur Kapoor and Douglas E. Rosenthal, published in Nikkei Asian Review (June 27, 2016).  Click here to read the article.

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May42016
Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation: Update on the Issues

Ankur Kapoor presented on class-certification issues in the class actions filed against Blue Cross Blue Shield at the ABA Section of Antitrust Law (May 4,...

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Mar92016
NC Dental One Year Later: Implications for the Sharing Economy

Ankur Kapoor moderated the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Committee Program, which concerned the application of state-action antitrust immunity to state regulatory boards after the...

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Mar92016
Minimizing the Costs of Cartel Enforcement in the U.S.

Ankur Kapoor presented at the law firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune in Tokyo, Japan.

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Feb42016
Contemporary Issues in Competition Law

Hosted by the law firm Anand and Anand in New Delhi, India, Ankur Kapoor presented in Session I on intellectual-property rights holders steering clear of...

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Dec172015
Will Formula 1 Outrun Antitrust Complaints?

Law360 (December 17, 2015) Click here to read the article.

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Dec12015
Reverse-Payments Cases in 2015

Competition Policy International Antitrust Chronicle (December 2015) Click here to read the article.

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Oct292014
What’s Nexium After Actavis?

Competition Policy International Antitrust Chronicle (October 29, 2014). Click here to read the article.

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Jun102014
EU High Court Opens The Door To Umbrella Liability

Law360 (June 10, 2014). Click here to read the article.

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Apr12014
Courts’ Prescription for Reverse-Payment Settlements Still Unknown Almost a Year After FTC v. Actavis

Competition Policy International (April, 2014). Click here to read the article.

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Jun122013
Antitrust Class Actions: Injury & Damages in the But-For World

Ankur Kapoor was part of a panel at the New York Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Program.

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May62013
State AGs Take a Stand Against Global IT Theft

National Law Journal (May 6, 2013) Click here to read the article.

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Apr82013
Ascension of Obama's New FTC Chair, Edith Ramirez, Signals Greater Enforcement in Tech, Health Care

Bloomberg BNA (April 8, 2013). Click here to read the article.

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Sep222012
Deterring IT Theft in Manufacturing Will Spur Innovation and Growth

ABA Section of Antitrust Law--State Enforcement Committee Newsletter (Fall 2012) Click here to read the article.

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Sep152012
AABANY 2012 Fall Conference on Personal Data Privacy in the United States

Click to view presentation and paper.

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Jul272012
Antitrust Regulators Face the Music (Industry)

BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (July 27, 2012) download PDF

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Jun282012
Getting To A Rule For Reverse Payments

Competition Law360 (June 28, 2012) download PDF

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May222012
Why The FTC Is Investigating The Facebook/Instagram Deal

Forbes (May 22, 2012) Click here to read the article.

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Apr122012
Case Study: Anderson News v. American Media

Competition Law360 (April 12, 2012) download PDF

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Aug22011
Antitrust Investigations: Is Facebook Next?

Competition Law360 (with Jason Enzler)(August 2, 2011) download PDF

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Jun242011
The Impact of Dukes on Antitrust Class Actions

Competition Law360 (June 24, 2011) download PDF

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Jun102011
Will Apple iCloud Bring An Antitrust Litigation Storm?

Forbes.com (June 10, 2011) Click here to read the article.

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May62011
Antitrust Guidance for ACOs: Still Evolving

Competition Law360 (May 6, 2011)

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Apr82011
Bricks v. Clicks

Competition Law360 (with Rick Dumas-Eymard) (April 8, 2011)

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Mar92011
Antitrust Risks for ACOs

Competition Law360 (March 9, 2011).

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Dec92010
Dealing With Antitrust Fallout From Health Care Reform

BNA Health Law Reporter (Dec. 9, 2010) Click here to read the article.

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May42010
Competitive Effects in Transgenic Seed Markets

Competition Law360 (May 4, 2010)

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Feb112010
Curbing Antitrust Liability For New Products

Competition Law360 (February 11, 2010)

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Jun12009
What Is the Standard of Causation of Monopoly?

Antitrust, Vol. 23, No. 3, (Summer 2009) download PDF

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May52009
Court Gives Dominant Firms More Flexibility on Pricing

New York Law Journal (May 5, 2009) download PDF

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Oct222008
The Efficient Defense: The Role of Reasonable Business Justifications and Efficiencies in Reviewing Unilateral Conduct

Ankur Kapoor was part of a panel which explored the role of efficiencies and reasonable business justifications as defenses in monopolization / abuse of dominance...

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Nov152007
The New Face of Antitrust in Intellectual Property Disputes

Ankur Kapoor addressed the increasing role of federal antitrust agencies in intellectual property law and policy, at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual...

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Apr12007
Deceptive Conduct by Dominant Firms: Implications for Antitrust and Consumer Protection

Ankur Kapoor was the Panel Moderator at the Spring Meeting Program, ABA Section of Antitrust Law.

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Dec12006
Editorial Board

2005 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments (ABA 2006)

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Oct12005
ABA Section of Antitrust Law Sherman Act Section 2 Committee

E-Bulletin (monthly) - Aug03-Oct05

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Jun62005
Dominating Digital Music

The National Law Journal  (June 6, 2005), vol. 27, no. 39 download PDF

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Dec12003
Copeland et al., 2003 Antitrust Developments in Regulated Industries

2004 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 459 download PDF

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