Ankur Kapoor

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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.

Practice Groups


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of N.Y.
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of N.Y.
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


Kapoor and Rosenthal -- US criminal antitrust implicating Japanese at alarming rate Nikkei Asian Review (with Douglas E. Rosenthal) (June 27, 2016)
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Will Formula 1 Outrun Antitrust Complaints? Competition Law360 (with Richard Pike) (December 17, 2015)
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Reverse-Payments Cases in 2015 Competition Policy International Antitrust Chronicle (with Rosa Morales), (December 2015)
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What's Nexium After Actavis? Competition Policy International Antitrust Chronicle (with Rosa Morales) , (October 29, 2014)
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Courts’ Prescription for Reverse-Payment Settlements Still Unknown Almost a Year After FTC v. Actavis Competition Policy International Antitrust Chronicle (with Rosa Morales) , (April, 2014)
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State AGs Take a Stand Against Global IT Theft
National Law Journal (May 6, 2013)
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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)
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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)
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Antitrust Regulators Face the Music (Industry)
BNA Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal (with Daniel Vitelli) (July 27, 2012) download PDF
Getting To A Rule For Reverse Payments, Competition Law360
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Why The FTC Is Investigating The Facebook/Instagram Deal Forbes (May 22, 2012)
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Case Study: Anderson News v. American Media, Competition Law360 (April 12, 2012) download PDF
Antitrust Investigations: Is Facebook Next? Competition Law360 (with Jason Enzler) (August 2, 2011) download PDF
The Impact of Dukes on Antitrust Class Actions, Competition Law360 (June 24, 2011) download PDF
Will Apple iCloud Bring An Antitrust Litigation Storm? (with Jeffrey Shinder) (June 10, 2011)
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Antitrust Guidance for ACOs: Still Evolving, Competition Law360 (May 6, 2011)
Bricks v. Clicks, Competition Law360 (with Rick Dumas-Eymard) (April 8, 2011)
Antitrust Risks for ACOs, Competition Law360 (with Sacha Boegem) (March 9, 2011)
Dealing With Antitrust Fallout From Health Care Reform BNA Health Law Reporter (with Dan Vitelli) (Dec. 9, 2010) Click here to read the article.
Competitive Effects in Transgenic Seed Markets Competition Law360 (May 4, 2010)

Curbing Antitrust Liability For New Products Competition Law360 (February 11, 2010)

What Is the Standard of Causation of Monopoly? Antitrust, Vol. 23, No. 3, (Summer 2009)
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Court Gives Dominant Firms More Flexibility on Pricing New York Law Journal (with Jeffrey I. Shinder) (May 5, 2009) download PDF
Editorial Board 2005 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments (ABA 2006)
Dominating Digital Music The National Law Journal (with Matthew L. Cantor ) (June 6, 2005), vol. 27, no. 39 download PDF
Copeland et al., 2003 Antitrust Developments in Regulated Industries 2004 Colum. Bus. L. Rev. 459 download PDF
ABA Section of Antitrust Law Sherman Act Section 2 Committee E-Bulletin (monthly) - Aug03-Oct05


May 4, 2016 Ankur presented on class-certification issues in the class actions filed against Blue Cross Blue Shield, in the ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s program Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation: Update on the Issues.
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March 9, 2016 Ankur Kapoor presented Minimizing the Costs of Cartel Enforcement in the U.S., at the law firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune in Tokyo, Japan.

March 9, 2016 Ankur Kapoor moderated the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Committee Program, NC Dental One Year Later: Implications for the Sharing Economy, which concerned the application of state-action antitrust immunity to state regulatory boards after the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC

February 4, 2016 Ankur was part of a program on Contemporary Issues in Competition Law,, hosted by the law firm Anand and Anand in New Delhi, India. Ankur presented in Session I on intellectual-property rights holders steering clear of anticompetitive conduct, and in Session III on best practices for antitrust compliance.

June 12, 2013 Ankur Kapoor was part of a panel entitled Antitrust Class Actions: Injury & Damages in the But-For World, New York Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Program.
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September 15, 2012 Ankur Kapoor was a panelist at the AABANY 2012 Fall Conference on Personal Data Privacy in the United States.
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October 22, 2008 Ankur Kapoor was part of a panel entitled "The Efficient Defense: The Role of Reasonable Business Justifications and Efficiencies in Reviewing Unilateral Conduct," which explored the role of efficiencies and reasonable business justifications as defenses in monopolization / abuse of dominance cases in Canada, the United States and the European Union, at the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Teleconference.
November 15-16, 2007 Ankur Kapoor was part of a panel entitled The New Face of Antitrust in Intellectual Property Disputes, which discussed the increasing role of federal antitrust agencies in intellectual property law and policy, at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual Convention.
April 2007 Ankur Kapoor was the Moderator of the panel on "Deceptive Conduct by Dominant Firms: Implications for Antitrust and Consumer Protection," Spring Meeting Program, ABA Section of Antitrust Law.

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