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Leading Antitrust Litigator Ethan Litwin Joins Constantine Cannon

Posted  March 6, 2019

Litwin will bring a broad array of experience, including as lead counsel in high-profile cases, leader of internal investigations at Fortune 500 companies, and designer of compliance programs.

Constantine Cannon LLP is pleased to announce that Ethan E. Litwin, a leading antitrust attorney, has joined the firm’s antitrust practice as a partner in its New York office.

Mr. Litwin has a broad antitrust practice, encompassing both civil and criminal antitrust, representing domestic and international clients from Europe and Asia. His practice ranges from complex litigation and the defense and prosecution of class actions to the representation of merging parties before antitrust agencies around the world, internal investigations, and antitrust counseling. He has represented clients before state and federal antitrust agencies, and leniency applicants in price-fixing cases. He has prosecuted monopolization claims on behalf of smaller industry competitors. He has also designed compliance programs for a wide range of clients, including Fortune 100 companies from around the world. In connection with his compliance work, Mr. Litwin has led internal criminal and civil investigations for multiple Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Litwin has been involved in many high-profile cases in both federal and state court. He acted as lead counsel for companies involved in the LIBOR, Platinum & Palladium, Capacitors, and Freight Forwarders cases. He has defended companies in connection with criminal investigations into the financial services, transportation, and Japanese electronics industry, including in connection with the DRAM, Cathode Ray Tube, Freight Forwarders, LIBOR, and Capacitors investigations. He has also represented multiple individual targets of U.S. criminal investigations, including several senior executives of Japanese companies targeted in connection with the Department of Justice’s Auto Parts investigation.

Mr. Litwin is admitted to the New York bar, and is also a solicitor of England and Wales.

“Constantine Cannon is an outstanding firm with a reputation for excellence that goes beyond its record-setting accomplishments,” Mr. Litwin said. “I am excited to join an antitrust firm at the cutting edge of the legal practice.”

“Ethan is a proven star in the antitrust world with a track record of notable successes,” said Jeffrey I. Shinder, managing partner of Constantine Cannon’s New York office. “His broad background enhances our capabilities across the full range of antitrust skills, from all manner of litigation, plaintiff or defense side, and class actions to advocacy before the antitrust agencies, including with respect to mergers, and criminal and civil internal and outside investigations.”

Mr. Litwin graduated from Duke University in 1992 and received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1998.

He is currently serving as Co-Chair of the ABA Section of International Law’s Antitrust Committee, the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar’s Antitrust Section, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is the former Chair of the Antitrust and Trade Committee at the New York County Lawyers’ Association and was a founding member of the editorial board of Competition Law360.

Mr. Litwin is an editor of The Essentials of Merger Review, an author of Indirect Purchaser Litigation Handbook, and an author of International Mergers & Acquisitions: An Introduction.

Mr. Litwin has been named as a leading antitrust lawyer by Chambers & Partners, Legal500, Global Competition Review, The Practicing Law Company, and SuperLawyers. His work in compliance and ethics has been recognized by Ethisphere.

About Constantine Cannon LLP

Constantine Cannon, with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and London, has deep expertise in practice areas that include antitrust and complex commercial litigation, whistleblower representation, government relations, securities, and e-discovery. The firm’s antitrust practice is among the largest and most well recognized in the nation. Constantine Cannon’s experience spans across multiple industries including healthcare, banking, electronic payments, insurance, high tech, telecommunications, the Internet, and government contracting.