Anderson Kill announces that Paul M. Kaplan, a highly experienced commercial litigator known for antitrust representation, has joined the firm as a shareholder in the New York office and a member of the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Litigation Group.
Paul represents clients in business litigation and dispute resolution, antitrust litigation and counseling, class action defense, and white collar defense and criminal investigations. He counsels corporations on the antitrust ramifications of business transactions with a view to avoiding or minimizing exposure to antitrust claims in litigation and represents financial institutions and corporations facing regulatory or court enforcement actions. He has represented corporations and senior executives in federal and state government investigations involving both criminal and civil matters.
Paul has represented companies and executives in financial services, telecommunications, health care and medical devices, consumer goods and electronics, college and amateur sports, automotive parts, university book stores and natural resources. Clients have included a senior executive employed by a foreign auto parts manufacturer in a federal criminal antitrust investigation, for whom Paul secured “carve in” status resulting in his non-prosecution and grant of immunity; a skin care company that settled a price-fixing claim under California’s antitrust statute for a nominal amount; and a leading bookseller in a price fixing and consumer protection case that resulted in a motion to dismiss granted with prejudice.
Paul has practiced law for more than 30 years with major law firms and corporations in the United States and Europe. He began his legal career in London as an associate with an Anglo-American law firm. Following a clerkship in Boston with the late Honorable R. Ammi Cutter, a justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Paul joined the legal department of AT&T in New York, then involved in a complex business reorganization and divestiture, pursuant to a federal court antitrust decree. He also served as a vice president at Citibank, NA (Citigroup) in the General Counsel’s office and at J.P. Morgan Chase (Chemical Bank), where he was group counsel in the bank’s Middle Market/Financial Services group.
Paul joins a Corporate and Commercial Litigation Group co-chaired by Lawrence Kill, a venerated antitrust attorney, and Allen Wolff, known for his work in construction and insurance litigation. The group includes Jeremy Deutsch, a litigator experienced in complex matters involving fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, securities, and IP. In 2020, litigator Sheldon Eisenberger joined the group as a shareholder.
Robert M. Horkovich, Anderson Kill’s managing shareholder, said, “Paul is a master litigator with a sterling track record representing clients in antitrust, other regulatory matters, business disputes and criminal cases. He brings deep experience and strong capabilities to our growing Corporate and Commercial Litigation team.”
Paul has been an adjunct professor of law at Fordham Law School, where he taught an advanced antitrust course from 1991 to 2011. He has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, its highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards.
Paul is a four-time finisher of the New York City Marathon, with a best time of 3:48.31.
Paul is admitted in New York and Massachusetts. He holds an L.L.M. from the London School of Economics, University of London, a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, J.D. and an A.B., cum laude with distinction, from Boston University.