The Brattle Group is pleased to announce that Skadden partner James A. Keyte will join the firm as the Global Director of Development, effective January 1. In this new position, Mr. Keyte will play a leading role in growing Brattle’s antitrust practice and defining a new level of quality for the economics expert field. Mr. Keyte’s extensive practical experience, along with his industry expertise, is expected to give Brattle a competitive advantage in producing top quality expert work product across all competition subject areas.

“James will draw on his deep experience and insights to help us provide a level of quality and service that our competitors simply cannot match,” commented Alexis Maniatis, President of The Brattle Group. Mr. Keyte will be directly engaged in mentoring, client development, training, and quality review across Brattle’s global competition and antitrust practice.

Mr. Keyte has spent more than twenty years as a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he handled a wide variety of antitrust litigation, transactions, and advisory matters across numerous industries. He led high-profile antitrust cases involving alleged price-fixing, monopolization, mergers, intellectual property licensing, and sports-related matters, including class actions. He was also involved in a number of high-profile mergers, several of which involved litigation challenges by the DOJ and FTC.

“I have worked with Brattle for many years – including on litigation, mergers, and sports cases – and have always been incredibly impressed with their talent,” noted Mr. Keyte. “I am eager for the opportunity to help expand the antitrust practice both here in the U.S. and abroad.”

Mr. Keyte is the Director of the Fordham Competition Law Institute (FCLI), which he will continue to lead, and has published more than 50 articles related to antitrust across a wide range of topics, including on the subject of expert testimony. He is an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School, a former editor of Antitrust Law Journal, and currently serves as editor of Antitrust Magazine. He holds a J.D. from Loyola Law School (Law Review) and a B.A. from Harvard University (cum laude).

For more information, please contact Gloria Labbad, Sard Verbinnen & Co, at +1.212.687.8080 or Stephanie Schwartz, The Brattle Group, at +1.617.864.7900.