Joseph Kay’s practice focuses on antitrust matters, including criminal and civil government investigations and complex civil litigation.

Joseph has represented domestic and international clients in federal, state, and bankruptcy courts, as well as in multinational government investigations.

Joseph joined the firm in 2015.

Notable Experiences

  • Cargill, Incorporated in connection with DOJ consent decree

  • JetBlue Airways in a federal trial brought by the U.S. DOJ and state AGs to block its $3.8 billion acquisition of Spirit Airlines

  • Keurig in monopolization litigation brought by competitors and purported class action plaintiffs

  • Multiple non-public grand jury and government investigations relating to alleged antitrust violations (i.e., price-fixing, market allocation, bid-rigging, and no-poach arrangements)

  • Citigroup in connection with investigations relating to sovereign bond trading

  • HSBC in sprawling cross-border litigation arising from the Madoff Ponzi scheme, including defending against claims brought in federal, state, and bankruptcy court

  • Bosch before coalition of State Attorneys General in an investigation into emissions cheating scandal

  • Petrobras in securities fraud litigation relating to Operation Car Wash 

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Selected Activities

  • Editor, The Columbia Law Review, Columbia Law School