Elai Katz leads Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's antitrust practice groups and is co-chair of the firm's Pro Bono Committee.
Elai's practice focuses principally on a wide range of antitrust law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, litigation, counseling and government investigations. He also has significant experience in intellectual property counseling and litigation as well as general commercial litigation.
Elai has represented clients in a variety of antitrust disputes, including complex class actions alleging price fixing and monopolization, as well as matters involving distribution arrangements and price discrimination. He regularly advises clients on the formation of joint ventures, development of distribution and marketing arrangements and pricing policies, participation in trade association activities and interaction with competitors.
Elai has successfully guided a broad range of transactions through antitrust and foreign investment regulatory reviews in the United States and abroad. He has represented buyers and sellers in many industries, including financial services, insurance, healthcare, media and telecommunications, online retailing and others. Elai has a particularly strong record in obtaining quick and positive resolutions during the early phases of merger reviews and is particularly attuned to the role global antitrust review plays in negotiating and completing mergers and acquisitions.
Elai is recognized as a leading antitrust lawyer by Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, and The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers.
Elai joined Cahill as an associate in 1997 and became a partner in 2005.
Elai is Vice Chair of the Corporate Counseling Committee of the American Bar Association's Antitrust Section and was Chair of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association's Antitrust Law Section. He is also a trustee of the Yale Library Associates and a member of the Yale University Library Council.
Elai writes and speaks frequently on antitrust topics. He writes a bi-monthly column in The New York Law Journal reporting and commenting on antitrust law developments in the U.S. and overseas. He is the author of entries on Joint Ventures, Financial Institutions and Insurance in the Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments (one of the leading antitrust treatises) and a chapter on the Donnelly Act in the New York State Bar Associations' New York Antitrust and Consumer Protection Law (Third Edition). Elai is a regular participant, as a panelist and moderator, in the Annual Review of Antitrust Developments at the annual meeting of the New York State Bar Association. He has moderated and participated in panels on a wide range of topics, including financial market manipulation (2018), credit card network anti-steering rules (2016), antitrust compliance (2015), MFNs (2012), settlement of patent litigation (2009), resale price maintenance post-Leegin (2008), New York's Donnelly Act (2010), post-closing reviews of mergers (2008), and antitrust and the financial crisis (2008).
Yale University, B.A., 1992
Columbia Law School, J.D., 1996, Stone Scholar, Editor-in-Chief, Columbia Journal of Law & Social Problems
Justice Mishael Cheshin of the Supreme Court of Israel