A. Paul Victor


A. Paul Victor is Co-Chair of the Global Antitrust Practice Group and an internationally known practitioner in antitrust and international trade law. He was named in Who's Who Legal "Competition Lawyers & Economist 2010"; in Best Lawyers in America 2010; and in Chambers USA (2009). He was ranked among the world's top 20 lawyers in the competition and antitrust practice area by Euromoney Legal Media Group's guide to "The Best of the Best: 2000 Edition." After spending almost three years with the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, Mr. Victor has spent the past 45 years representing clients in some of the biggest antitrust and international trade cases ever.

On the antitrust side, Mr. Victor has been involved in many criminal and civil international cartel cases, representing major corporations or individual executives in matters involving such products as lysine, nucleotides, carbon fiber, vitamins, graphite electrodes, MCAA, impact modifiers, chloroprene rubber, cathode ray tubes, marine hose, air cargo, compressors, power cables, automobile parts, and others. These matters generally include US criminal proceedings, and often include related federal treble-damages, direct purchaser and state indirect purchaser class actions and opt-out actions. They often also include the coordination of related proceedings related in other jurisdictions, such as the EU, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. Mr. Victor has also handled a variety of merger and acquisition matters, including government investigations, as well as counseled clients in numerous situations involving domestic and international competition issues.

On the international trade side, Mr. Victor has represented such companies as Matsushita, JVC, Toray, Chinatex, China Arts & Crafts, MARIS, Usinor Sacilor and BMW, from countries such as Japan, China, Singapore, France and Germany, in trade cases under the US antidumping, countervailing duty, escape clause and market disruption laws. These cases involved such products as television sets, cellular mobile telephones, color picture tubes, print cloth, shop towels, compressors, steel and automobiles.

Mr. Victor recently served as Co-Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section's International Task Force and remains a member thereof. He is also a member of the Section's Long Range Planning Committee. Mr. Victor has also served as Vice-Chair of the Section, Co-Chair of the Section's Task Force on the ICPAC Report, and twice as a member of its Council and Chair of its International Antitrust Committee. Mr. Victor is also active in the work of the International Chamber of Commerce's Competition Commission and USCIB's Competition Committee. He has been invited to participate in the annual meetings of the International Competition Network as a U.S. Non-Governmental Advisor (NGA), or as a special guest. Mr. Victor is an adjunct professor of law at Fordham University Law School and has written widely on various antitrust and international trade law issues. He has also lectured on these subjects at Michigan, Columbia and NYU Law Schools.


  • University of Michigan Law School, 1963, JD, with honors
  • University of Michigan, 1960, BBA

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York