James H. Mutchnik

James H. Mutchnik

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Jim represents corporate and individual clients in antitrust and white collar crime defense matters and related commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States and before a variety of federal and state investigative agencies, including the Antitrust Division, United States Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, United States Attorney’s Offices and the Securities and Exchange Commission. In the antitrust area, Jim specializes in litigating various matters involving domestic and international cartels, alleged price fixing, monopolization claims, price discrimination and representing clients in dealing with the antitrust aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Jim’s white collar crime defense and internal investigation matters cover price fixing, accounting fraud, FCPA violations, securities fraud and insider trading, public corruption, environmental crimes and other corporate crime issues. Jim is recognized annually by Chambers USA and Chambers Global as one of America’s Leading Business Lawyers in Antitrust and has been recognized as a leading lawyer by The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists. He has been recognized as an “Illinois Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers magazine and was also recognized in recent editions of The Legal 500 U.S. for his “practical advice and superb service” in the area of Antitrust. Most recently, Best Lawyers recognized Jim as the Litigation – Antitrust Lawyer of the Year. Jim is the head of Kirkland’s e-discovery training program for attorneys and legal assistants. His prior work for the Antitrust Division and character were featured in the major motion picture, The Informant, and book of the same name.

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