Laurence T. Sorkin

Adjunct Professor of Law

Telephone: 212-701-3209

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
80 Pine Street
New York, New York 10005

Job Experience

Laurence T. Sorkin is a partner in the New York law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, where he specializes in antitrust law. His practice includes both antitrust counseling and litigation. He has represented clients before the Federal Trade Commission, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, and state and foreign antitrust authorities, and has litigated antitrust cases in federal and state courts. He has extensive experience in U.S. and cross-border investigations of international cartels and related treble damage litigation, and has participated in cases dealing with the extraterritorial application of the U.S. antitrust laws, including the Supreme Court's 2004 Empagran case. He has counseled clients in merger transactions in a broad range of industries, and has coordinated the successful clearance of multinational transactions requiring U.S., European and other premerger filings. He graduated from Brown University in 1964 and Yale Law School in 1967, and received an LLM in 1968 from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he studied as a Fulbright scholar. In 1968-69 he was law clerk to Judge J. Joseph Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. From 1971 to 1973 he was a visiting lecturer at Yale College. He is the co-author of Understanding the Antitrust Laws and has lectured on antitrust topics at various programs sponsored by the American Bar Association, the American Law Institute, and Practicing Law Institute.


London School of Economics and Political Science, LLM, 1968
Yale Law School, JD, 1967
Brown University, BA,1964, summa cum laude