A. Paul Victor is a litigation partner in Winston & Strawn’s New York office. Mr. Victor is an internationally known practitioner in antitrust and international cartel enforcement matters. He also has deep experience in international trade law matters. After spending almost three years with the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, Mr. Victor has spent the past 47 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 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, rechargeable batteries, optical disk drives, bearings, instrument panel clusters, and others. These matters generally include U.S. criminal investigations and 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, Mexico, Taiwan, 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. He was also lead counsel to Matsushita in the Matsushita and Go-Video cases.
On the international trade side, Mr. Victor has represented such companies as Matsushita (Panasonic), JVC, Toray, Chinatex, China Arts & Crafts, MARIS, Usinor Sacilor and BMW, from such countries as Japan, China, Singapore, France and Germany, in cases under the U.S. 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 Co-Chair of the Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee. He was also a member of the Section’s Long Range Planning Committee, a Vice-Chair of the Section, Co-Chair of the Section’s Task Force on the ICPAC Report, and twice a member of its Council and Chair of its International Antitrust Committee. He is currently Chair of the Section's Public Service Committee. Mr. Victor has also been active in the work of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Competition Commission and USCIB’s Competition Committee. He has been frequently 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 received a J.D., with honors, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1963. He also received his B.B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1960.
Honors & Awards
Mr. Victor was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® 2014 for his antitrust practice, and was named as "one of the leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers in the world" by Expert Guides. He was also recognized in The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2014 and The International Who’s Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers 2013. In 2012, Mr. Victor was named New York “Lawyer of the Year” in Antitrust by Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Victor was named in Who’s Who Legal “Competition Lawyers & Economist 2010”; in Best Lawyers in America 2010 and 2013; and in Chambers USA in 2009, 2012, and 2013. 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.”
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.
Mr. Victor was a moderator at the 2012 and 2013 Fordham Law Institute Annual Conferences on International Antitrust Law and Policy, which focuses on a wide range of issues related to antitrust policy and enforcement. He was a speaker at the ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting in April 2013, where he participated in a discussion on challenging issues in negotiating a plea agreement with the Department of Justice.
- New York
- University of Michigan JD, 1963