James A. Keyte

James Keyte, Director, Fordham Competition Law Institute and Adjunct Professor of Law

Director, Fordham Competition Law Institute; Adjunct Professor

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  • James A. Keyte is director of the Fordham Competition Law Institute and, as an adjunct professor, teaches Antitrust Law.

    He is global director of development for The Brattle Group, an economic consulting firm, where he acts as a liaison between Brattle and law firms, as well as oversees project execution.

    Previously, Mr. Keyte spent more than 20 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. 

    Mr. Keyte is the past chair of the Trade, Sports and Professional Associations Committee. He is a frequent contributor of antitrust articles to the Antitrust Law Journal and Antitrust Magazine on a variety of topics, including merger analysis, market definition, and conduct-related issues. Mr. Keyte is a former senior editor of the Antitrust Law Journal and a current editor of Antitrust Magazine. In 2012, he won the Institute of Competition Law’s Antitrust Academic Article Readers Award for “‘Tally Ho!’: UPP and the 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines.” Mr. Keyte was repeatedly selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which has described him as a “brilliant” antitrust lawyer and a “bulldog in the courtroom.” In addition he is listed in The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists 2014, Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2015 and the 2016 Competition and Antitrust Expert Guide.


    JD, Loyola Law School, 1986 (Law Review)
    BA, cum laude, Harvard University, 1981

    Bar Admissions

    New York

  • “New Antitrust Enforcement - Buckle Your Seatbelts,” Law360 (May 15, 2009)

    “The Ripple Effects of Trinko: How it Is Affecting Section 2 Analysis,” Antitrust (Fall 2005)

    Co-author, “Markets? We Don't Need No Stinking Markets! The FTC and Market Definition,” The Antitrust Bulletin (Fall 2004)

    “Arch Coal and Oracle Put the Agencies on the Ropes in Proving Anticompetitive Effects,” Antitrust Magazine (Fall 2004)

    “Working with Economic Experts: A Risk-Averse Guide for Working with Non-Testifying Consultants or Experts,” Antitrust (Spring 2003)

    “What it is and How it is Being Applied: The “Quick Look” Rule of Reason,” Antitrust (Summer 1997)

    Co-author, “Understanding Econometric Analysis of the Price Effects of Mergers Involving Differentiated Products,” Antitrust (Summer 1996)

    “Foreclosure and Harm to Competition: Some Lessons for Defending Vertical Mergers,” Antitrust (Spring 1995)

    “Market Definition and Differentiated Products: The Need for a Workable Standard,” Antitrust Law Journal (Spring 1995)