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Jeffrey L Kessler

New York, USA USA Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Sports Law , Antitrust , Antitrust: Cartel
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Sports Law - USA - Nationwide

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Jeffrey Kessler is regarded as one of the foremost trial lawyers in the sports space, bringing outstanding expertise to labor and antitrust disputes.
"Kessler is a big-time litigator. He is excellent and a fierce advocate." "He's really become a go-to litigator on high-stakes cases."
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Antitrust - USA - Nationwide

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Jeffrey Kessler is commended for his adroit handling of complex antitrust litigation including price-fixing and monopolization cases. He is further noted for his work navigating cartel investigations. He is particularly well known for representing clients in the sports sector.
"An expert in the field." "A really terrific litigator." "He is a top-notch antitrust lawyer; really smart."
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Antitrust: Cartel - USA - Nationwide

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Jeffrey Kessler is commended for his adroit handling of complex antitrust litigation including price-fixing and monopolization cases. He is further noted for his work navigating cartel investigations. He is particularly well known for representing clients in the sports sector.
"An expert in the field." "A really terrific litigator." "He is a top-notch antitrust lawyer; really smart."
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Antitrust - New York

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Jeffrey Kessler is recognized for his prowess in both civil and criminal antitrust litigation. He is sought out to handle some of the most significant disputes in the USA. He is particularly well known for his representation of clients in the sports industry.
"An expert in the field." "A really terrific litigator." "He is a top-notch antitrust lawyer; really smart."
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Co-chair of Winston’s Antitrust/Competition & Sports Law Practices, Jeffrey Kessler is one of the world’s leading trial lawyers. He has been lead counsel in some of the most complex antitrust, sports law, and intellectual property law cases in the country, including major jury trials, and has represented a number of U.S. and international companies in criminal and civil investigations in the antitrust, sports law, trade, and FCPA areas. He successfully defended Matsushita and JVC against claims of a worldwide conspiracy in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Zenith v. Matsushita and is regarded as a leading commentator on international antitrust law. He has also been the lead counsel in numerous IP cases involving frontier issues of IP law and lead counsel in numerous government criminal and civil investigations. Jeffrey has litigated some of the most famous sports-antitrust cases in history, including McNeil v. the NFL, the landmark antitrust jury trial which led to the establishment of free agency in the NFL, and Brady v. NFL, which led to the end of the 2011 NFL lockout.

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Jeffrey is a Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches a course on complex litigation.

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Jeffrey L Kessler

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