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’s approach is to cultivate strong partnerships with clients to achieve their business objectives, and to develop and execute legal strategies for complex litigation in order to maximize those objectives. By combining his 20 years of experience in competition law and economics with substantial litigation and trial experience, Ankur can ensure that his team’s legal strategy is aligned with his client’s goals.

Most recently, Ankur has been a member of the team representing over 60 major corporations in their credit- and debit-card swipe-fee antitrust action against Visa and Mastercard.  Ankur was also 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.  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 also 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 complex non-antitrust commercial litigation.

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.

In addition to his litigation work, Ankur is a prolific writer and speaker. He has published over 30 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 TimesBloomberg NewsFox Business NewsThe Washington PostForbesThe StreetComputerWorldThe New York Law JournalLaw360, 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 mergerthe EU’s possible embrace of umbrella liability for price-fixing cases, and settlements of pharmaceutical patent infringement lawsuits.

Ankur is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section. He has served as Co-Chair of the Media and Technology Committee since 2015, and also currently serves on the Advisory Board on Section Reserves. He also served on the Editorial Board of Antitrust Law Developments (7th ed., 2012).

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 has been named to Global Competition Review’s Who’s Who Legal: Competition – Future Leaders and to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list since 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.

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Ankur Kapoor's Publications & Speeches

Mobile Payments in the Antitrust Spotlight

Ankur Kapoor moderated a panel on recent enforcement actions in mobile-payments markets around the globe, including the European Commission’s opening an investigation into Apple Pay,...

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Litigating Mergers, Before and After: What to make of the Visa/Plaid and Facebook Complaints

Ankur Kapoor moderated a panel on government-agency lawsuits challenging the acquisition of nascent competitors in technology markets, sponsored by the American Bar Association Antitrust Law...

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Big Data as an Antitrust Issue

Ankur Kapoor moderated a podcast on “Big Data as an Antitrust Issue,” part of the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section’s Virtual Spring Meeting, featuring...

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Antitrust Merger Remedies Should Address Potential Ills

Law360 publishes article by partners Matthew Cantor and Ankur Kapoor.  Click here to read the article.

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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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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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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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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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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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Will Formula 1 Outrun Antitrust Complaints?

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

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Reverse-Payments Cases in 2015

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

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Drug Test: When Are Pay-for-Delay Agreements Illegal?

“Drug Test:  When Are Pay-for-Delay Agreements Illegal?” an article by Irene Fraile, Ankur Kapoor, and Rosa Morales was published in Global Competition Litigation Review, Issue 4,...

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What’s Nexium After Actavis?

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

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EU High Court Opens The Door To Umbrella Liability

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

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

Click to view presentation and paper.

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Antitrust Regulators Face the Music (Industry)

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

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Getting To A Rule For Reverse Payments

Competition Law360 (June 28, 2012) download PDF

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Why The FTC Is Investigating The Facebook/Instagram Deal

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

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Case Study: Anderson News v. American Media

Competition Law360 (April 12, 2012) download PDF

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Antitrust Investigations: Is Facebook Next?

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

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The Impact of Dukes on Antitrust Class Actions

Competition Law360 (June 24, 2011) download PDF

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Will Apple iCloud Bring An Antitrust Litigation Storm? (June 10, 2011) Click here to read the article.

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Antitrust Guidance for ACOs: Still Evolving

Competition Law360 (May 6, 2011)

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Bricks v. Clicks

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

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Antitrust Risks for ACOs

Competition Law360 (March 9, 2011).

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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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Competitive Effects in Transgenic Seed Markets

Competition Law360 (May 4, 2010)

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Curbing Antitrust Liability For New Products

Competition Law360 (February 11, 2010)

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What Is the Standard of Causation of Monopoly?

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

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Court Gives Dominant Firms More Flexibility on Pricing

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

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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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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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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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Editorial Board

2005 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments (ABA 2006)

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ABA Section of Antitrust Law Sherman Act Section 2 Committee

E-Bulletin (monthly) - Aug03-Oct05

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Dominating Digital Music

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

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Copeland et al., 2003 Antitrust Developments in Regulated Industries

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

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