Larry Kill is of counsel in the New York office of Anderson Kill and is co-chair of the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Litigation practice group. Mr. Kill has extensive experience representing clients in complex litigation, with particular emphasis on individual and class treble damage antitrust cases.
Mr. Kill’s litigation experience covers virtually all facets of the antitrust laws, including price-fixing, bid-rigging, allocations of customers and territories, tying, monopolization, dealer termination and price discrimination. He has represented major corporations engaged in the telecommunications, toys and baby products, lighting fixtures, dental equipment, travel, restaurant supplies, food additives, alcoholic beverages, manufacturing, advertising and construction industries. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, which has enhanced his ability to aggressively litigate a broad range of antitrust matters in any forum. He regularly represents clients in connection with antitrust grand jury investigations and criminal prosecutions and represented the Korean defendants in the landmark ADM lysine criminal and civil conspiracy antitrust cases.
Mr. Kill has conducted internal investigations and develops antitrust compliance programs tailored to particular industries and regularly conducts seminars and authors articles focusing on current antitrust issues. He represents clients in their dealings with the Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission and regularly counsels clients on government guidelines and practices and on all facets of the antitrust laws, including marketing, distribution and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Kill began his career as a trial attorney at the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. where he engaged in the prosecution of major criminal and civil litigations. He joined Anderson Kill in 1972 and was instrumental in building the firm’s litigation practice. His extensive experience spans the full spectrum of commercial litigation, including cases involving securities fraud, unfair competition, deceptive trade practices, trademarks, trade names infringement, insurance coverage and violations of international law.
Mr. Kill's international experience includes representing the Korean defendants in the landmark ADM lysine criminal and civil conspiracy antitrust cases, and helping to resolve as class counsel many significant public interest cases, including holocaust litigations against German, Austrian and Italian companies. His antitrust experience includes analysis of civil and criminal enforcement in the US and overseas, especially involving international cartels, as well as providing advice and services pursuant to Hart-Scott-Rodino regarding acquisitions by foreign entities of US based businesses.
The breadth and diverse nature of Mr. Kill’s experience in important and complex commercial litigation is illustrated by his successful argument before the United States Supreme Court in the landmark ERISA litigation, John Hancock v. Harris Trust & Savings Bank. At the subsequent trial which resulted in an opinion and order noting that “in this extremely complicated and difficult case, the work of Mr. Kill and his colleagues was superb.”
Mr. Kill ranked first in his class at Fordham Law School, served as editor-in-chief of the Fordham Law Review and received many awards for academic excellence and scholarship.
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