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Arindam Kar’s antitrust practice encompasses antitrust compliance, counseling, investigations and litigation.

Compliance

Mr. Kar’s compliance practice includes the development and implementation of robust antitrust compliance programs for clients. As part of this practice, Mr. Kar regularly provides interactive antitrust compliance training for executives and employees of multinational corporations. Mr. Kar also develops and conducts comprehensive antitrust audits for clients, and he works with these clients on the implementation of recommendations in a cost-effective manner to strengthen the client’s compliance and risk management profiles.

Counseling

Mr. Kar has extensive experience with counseling clients on complex global mergers and acquisitions in industries ranging from healthcare to heavy manufacturing. Mr. Kar has also counseled clients on the formation of group purchasing organizations and joint ventures in a diverse range of industries. Mr. Kar regularly counsels manufacturing and retail clients on complex pricing issues that involve, but are not limited to, online and traditional distribution strategies and resale price maintenance strategies.

Investigations

Mr. Kar regularly represents clients in merger investigations before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. In addition, Mr. Kar coordinates and manages multijurisdictional merger filing strategies on deals that have a global implications. Mr. Kar also has extensive experience in representing corporations and individuals in federal and state antitrust investigations.

Litigation

Mr. Kar’s antitrust litigation practice includes representing clients against various forms of restraints of trade, monopolization and price discrimination claims. Mr. Kar’s litigation experience includes defending clients in class actions, including the defense of state indirect purchaser actions.

Leadership

Mr. Kar is the chair of the firm’s Thought Leadership Springboard Program. Mr. Kar is also the co-chair of the firm’s Lawyers of Color Affinity Group and chair of the St. Louis Office Recruiting Committee.

Community Service

Mr. Kar is involved in numerous organizations in the community. In addition, Mr. Kar is a volunteer attorney for Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants and regularly handles pro bono immigration matters.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Founding Member, Better Together St. Louis Task Force, 2017
    • The University of Iowa College of Law Alumni Service Award, 2016
    • Focus St. Louis, Leadership St. Louis Class, 2015-2016
    • St. Louis Business Journal, “40 Under 40,” 2015
    • St. Louis Business Journal, "Diverse Business Leaders," 2012
    • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2010-2011
    • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, "Up & Coming Lawyers," 2010
    • The Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame
    • Downtown YMCA - Chair, Board of Advisors
    • YMCA of Greater St. Louis - Board of Directors
    • United Way of Greater St. Louis - Board of Directors
    • International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis – Board of Directors
    • Mid-America Transplant, Conflicts and Ethics Committee
    • Regional Business Council, Young Professionals Network Steering Committee - Member
    • Regional Business Council Young Professionals Network Leadership 100 - Cohort
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity – Fellow
    • St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative – Fellow
    • Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants - Volunteer Attorney
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity - Success in Law School Mentor
    • St. Louis Mosaic Project Ambassador
    • The Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame
    • Downtown YMCA - Chair, Board of Advisors
    • YMCA of Greater St. Louis - Board of Directors
    • United Way of Greater St. Louis - Board of Directors
    • International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis – Board of Directors
    • Mid-America Transplant, Conflicts and Ethics Committee
    • Regional Business Council, Young Professionals Network Steering Committee - Member
    • Regional Business Council Young Professionals Network Leadership 100 - Cohort
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity – Fellow
    • St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative – Fellow
    • Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants - Volunteer Attorney
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity - Success in Law School Mentor
    • St. Louis Mosaic Project Ambassador
    • Regional Business Council Young Professionals Network Leadership 100 - Cohort
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity – Fellow
    • St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative – Fellow
    • Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants - Volunteer Attorney
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity - Success in Law School Mentor
    • St. Louis Mosaic Project Ambassador
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Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association – Antitrust Section
    • American Bar Association – Forum on Franchising
    • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    • North American South Asian Bar Association
    • International Franchise Association
    • Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis
    • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    • North American South Asian Bar Association
    • International Franchise Association
    • Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis
    • International Franchise Association
    • Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis
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Representative Experience

  • Counseling of Fortune 500 corporations on group purchasing, pricing, price discrimination and distributorship issues
  • Providing antitrust counseling to Fortune 500 corporations on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions
  • Representing Fortune 500 corporations before the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission and Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Developing robust antitrust compliance programs for corporations
  • Conducting antitrust audits for multinational corporations
  • Representation of executives and corporations in state and federal antitrust investigations
  • Representation of corporations in a private antitrust suits alleging various forms of state and federal restraints of trade, price discrimination and monopolization claims
  • Counseling franchisors on compliance and termination matters
  • Representation of Mercy in healthcare antitrust matters
  • Representation of Michelin North America in antitrust matters
  • Representation of Target in antitrust matters
  • Representation of PPG Industries in state indirect purchaser antitrust class action and product liability matters
  • Representation of U-Haul International in antitrust class actions
  • Representation of Chrysler in the settlement and dismissal of state and nationwide class actions
  • Representation of Mercedes-Benz in state and nationwide class actions
  • Representation of Bank of America in real estate litigation matters
  • Representation of Outfront Media in real estate litigation matters

Publications

  • Contributor, "Multistate Investigations and Litigation," ABA Section of Antitrust Law State Antitrust Enforcement Handbook (publication pending), 2015
  • Co-Author, “Complying With The Robinson Patman Act,” ABA Section of Antitrust Law Antitrust Compliance: Perspectives and Resources for Corporate Counselors (2 Ed.), October 2010
  • Co-Author, “Regulated Industries: Healthcare,” ABA Section of Antitrust Law 2009 Antitrust Law Developments Annual Review, April 2010
  • Co-Author, "Post-Termination Trademark and Trade Secret Infringement," Franchise and Dealer Termination Handbook (2d Ed.), 2008
  • Co-Author, "Leegin: The Supreme Court Overrules Dr. Miles and Ushers in a New Approach to Price Maintenance," Distribution, vol. 11, no. 2, September 2007
  • Co-Author, "Disappointed Dealer Prevails on State claim, Loses Federal Price Discrimination Issue," Franchise Law Journal, 2006

Speaking Engagements

  •  "Antitrust Developments in M&A Transactions," Missouri Bar Spring Meetings, Joint Antitrust and In-House Counsel Committees Meeting, May 12, 2017
  • “Mindset Evolution: Expect the Unexpected,” U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency 13th Annual Interagency Mentoring and Collaboration Workshop, April 1, 2017
  • Town Hall Meeting on Immigration Executive Order, Webster University, February 3, 2017
  • "Cultivate Your Career and Community," Edward Jones Leadership Meeting for the United Way of Greater St. Louis, July 20, 2016
  • "St. Louis Future Leaders," Civic Progress Annual Intern Event, June 25, 2015

  • "Clarifying Competition Law: Interface between Intellectual Property Rights and EU/U.S. Competition/Antitrust Law," Bryan Cave Antitrust/Competition Law Webinar Series, December 9, 2014

  • "Diversity and Community Engagement for Young Professionals," St. Louis Regional Chamber Annual Event 177, July 24, 2014

  • "Effective Use Of One's Strategic Influence," St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative Fellows Alumni Association Meeting, October 21, 2011

  • " 'Hot Topics' in Antitrust Law: FTC v. Whole Foods Market, Inc., et al.,"  Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Antitrust Committee Seminar, September 5, 2008
  • "Antitrust Compliance And Professional Associations," The American Association of Orthodontists Leadership Conference, January 28, 2005

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Arindam Kar has represented individuals and corporations in real estate, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy, fraud and tort claims.

During law school, Mr. Kar was active in the University of Iowa College of Law Immigration Clinic, where he represented clients before the Immigration and Naturalization Service (now known as the Citizenship & Immigration Services) as well as other governmental entities in actions ranging from political asylum claims to post-conviction relief hearings. Mr. Kar was recognized for his work by receiving the Michelle Bennett Memorial Client Service Award. He also was associate editor of the Journal of Corporation Law.

Mr. Kar is a volunteer attorney for Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants and regularly handles pro bono immigration matters.

Select Representations

  • Representation of clients involving breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and tort claims
  • Representation of clients in an action involving civil claims of conspiracy
  • Representation of clients in breach of contract claims
  • Representation of CBS Outdoor, Inc. in condemnation matters
  • Representation of Bank of America in real estate litigation matters

Bar and Court Admissions

Missouri, 2001

United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri and Central and Northern Districts of Illinois

Education

University of Iowa, J.D., with distinction, 2001

Saint Louis University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1997

Languages

Bengali

French

Publications

  • Co-Author, "Complying With The Robinson Patman Act," ABA Section of Antitrust Law Antitrust Compliance: Perspectives and Resources for Corporate Counselors (2 Ed.), October 2010
  • Co-Author, "Regulated Industries: Healthcare," ABA Section of Antitrust Law 2009 Antitrust Law Developments Annual Review, April 2010
  • Co-Author, "Post-Termination Trademark and Trade Secret Infringement," Franchise and Dealer Termination Handbook (2d Ed.), 2008
  • Co-Author, "Leegin: The Supreme Court Overrules Dr. Miles and Ushers in a New Approach to Price Maintenance," Distribution, Vol. 11, No. 2, September 2007
  • Co-Author, "Disappointed Dealer Prevails on State claim, Loses Federal Price Discrimination Issue," Franchise Law Journal, 2006

Speeches and Seminars

  • "'Hot Topics' in Antitrust Law:  FTC v. Whole Foods Market, Inc, et al."  Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Antitrust Committee Seminar, September 5, 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association – Antitrust Section
  • American Bar Association – Forum on Franchising
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • North American South Asian Bar Association
  • International Franchise Association

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," 2010 and 2011
  • Missouri Up & Coming Lawyers, 2010
  • Downtown-Marquette YMCA - Chair, Board of Advisors
  • SSM St. Clare Health Center Foundation - Board of Directors
  • United Way of Greater St. Louis - Board of Directors
  • United Way of Greater St. Louis Multicultural Leadership Society - Chair
  • St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative - Fellow
  • Regional Business Council Young Professionals Network Leadership 100 - Cohort
  • Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants - Volunteer Attorney

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Focus St. Louis, Leadership St. Louis Class, 2015-2016
    • St. Louis Business Journal, “40 Under 40,” 2015
    • St. Louis Business Journal, "Diverse Business Leaders," 2012
    • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2010-2011
    • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, "Up & Coming Lawyers," 2010
    • The Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame
    • Downtown YMCA - Chair, Board of Advisors
    • YMCA of Greater St. Louis - Board of Directors
    • United Way of Greater St. Louis - Board of Directors
    • International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis – Board of Directors
    • Regional Business Council, Young Professionals Network Steering Committee - Member
    • Regional Business Council Young Professionals Network Leadership 100 - Cohort
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity – Fellow
    • St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative – Fellow
    • Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants - Volunteer Attorney
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity - Success in Law School Mentor
    • St. Louis Mosaic Project Ambassador
    • Downtown YMCA - Chair, Board of Advisors
    • YMCA of Greater St. Louis - Board of Directors
    • United Way of Greater St. Louis - Board of Directors
    • International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis – Board of Directors
    • Regional Business Council, Young Professionals Network Steering Committee - Member
    • Regional Business Council Young Professionals Network Leadership 100 - Cohort
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity – Fellow
    • St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative – Fellow
    • Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants - Volunteer Attorney
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity - Success in Law School Mentor
    • St. Louis Mosaic Project Ambassador
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity – Fellow
    • St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative – Fellow
    • Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants - Volunteer Attorney
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity - Success in Law School Mentor
    • St. Louis Mosaic Project Ambassador
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Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association – Antitrust Section
    • American Bar Association – Forum on Franchising
    • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    • North American South Asian Bar Association
    • International Franchise Association
    • Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis
    • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    • North American South Asian Bar Association
    • International Franchise Association
    • Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis
    • International Franchise Association
    • Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis
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Representative Experience

  • Counseling of Fortune 500 corporations on group purchasing, pricing, price discrimination and distributorship issues
  • Providing antitrust counseling to Fortune 500 corporations on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions
  • Representing Fortune 500 corporations before the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission and Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Developing robust antitrust compliance programs for corporations
  • Conducting antitrust audits for multinational corporations
  • Representation of executives and corporations in state and federal antitrust investigations
  • Representation of corporations in a private antitrust suits alleging various forms of state and federal restraints of trade, price discrimination and monopolization claims
  • Counseling franchisors on compliance and termination matters
  • Representation of Mercy in healthcare antitrust matters
  • Representation of Michelin North America in antitrust matters
  • Representation of Target in antitrust matters
  • Representation of PPG Industries in state indirect purchaser antitrust class action and product liability matters
  • Representation of U-Haul International in antitrust class actions
  • Representation of Chrysler in the settlement and dismissal of state and nationwide class actions
  • Representation of Mercedes-Benz in state and nationwide class actions
  • Representation of Bank of America in real estate litigation matters
  • Representation of Outfront Media in real estate litigation matters

Publications

  • Contributor, "Multistate Investigations and Litigation," ABA Section of Antitrust Law State Antitrust Enforcement Handbook (publication pending), 2015

  • Co-Author, “Complying With The Robinson Patman Act,” ABA Section of Antitrust Law Antitrust Compliance:  Perspectives and Resources for Corporate Counselors (2 Ed.), October 2010

  • Co-Author, “Regulated Industries:  Healthcare,” ABA Section of Antitrust Law 2009 Antitrust Law Developments Annual Review, April 2010
  • Co-Author, "Post-Termination Trademark and Trade Secret Infringement," Franchise and Dealer Termination Handbook (2d Ed.), 2008
  • Co-Author, "Leegin: The Supreme Court Overrules Dr. Miles and Ushers in a New Approach to Price Maintenance," Distribution, vol. 11, no. 2, September 2007
  • Co-Author, "Disappointed Dealer Prevails on State claim, Loses Federal Price Discrimination Issue," Franchise Law Journal, 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • "St. Louis Future Leaders," Civic Progress Annual Intern Event, June 25, 2015

  • "Clarifying Competition Law: Interface between Intellectual Property Rights and EU/U.S. Competition/Antitrust Law," Bryan Cave Antitrust/Competition Law Webinar Series, December 9, 2014

  • "Diversity and Community Engagement for Young Professionals," St. Louis Regional Chamber Annual Event 177, July 24, 2014

  • " 'Hot Topics' in Antitrust Law: FTC v. Whole Foods Market, Inc., et al.,"  Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Antitrust Committee Seminar, September 5, 2008 
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Arindam Kar has represented franchisors in franchisee termination cases as well as distributors in claims against manufacturers for termination of the relationship under numerous states laws. Mr. Kar has counseled clients on state and federal compliance with franchise and distributorship laws and has counseled clients in dealings with distributors on antitrust issues in industries including but not limited to construction, natural gas and telecommunications. In addition, Mr. Kar has assisted and counseled clients regarding franchise registration and renewals and has drafted distribution agreements and related materials.

During law school, Mr. Kar was active in the University of Iowa College of Law Immigration Clinic, where he represented clients before the Immigration and Naturalization Service (now known as the Citizenship & Immigration Services) as well as other governmental entities in actions ranging from political asylum claims to post-conviction relief hearings. Mr. Kar was recognized for his work by receiving the Michelle Bennett Memorial Client Service Award. He also was associate editor of the Journal of Corporation Law.

Mr. Kar is a volunteer attorney for Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants and regularly handles pro bono immigration matters.

Select Representations

  • Representation of numerous franchisors in franchisee termination matters
  • Representation of a major home building products corporation in relation to the termination of a nationwide distributorship
  • Counseling of Fortune 500 corporations on franchise and distributorship compliance and antitrust matters

Bar and Court Admissions

Missouri, 2001

United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri and Central and Northern Districts of Illinois

Education

University of Iowa, J.D., with distinction, 2001

Saint Louis University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1997

Languages

Bengali

French

Publications

  • Co-Author, "Complying With The Robinson Patman Act," ABA Section of Antitrust Law Antitrust Compliance: Perspectives and Resources for Corporate Counselors (2 Ed.), October 2010
  • Co-Author, "Regulated Industries: Healthcare," ABA Section of Antitrust Law 2009 Antitrust Law Developments Annual Review, April 2010
  • Co-Author, "Post-Termination Trademark and Trade Secret Infringement," Franchise and Dealer Termination Handbook (2d Ed.), 2008
  • Co-Author, "Leegin: The Supreme Court Overrules Dr. Miles and Ushers in a New Approach to Price Maintenance," Distribution, Vol. 11, No. 2, September 2007
  • Co-Author, "Disappointed Dealer Prevails on State claim, Loses Federal Price Discrimination Issue," Franchise Law Journal, 2006

Speeches and Seminars

  • "'Hot Topics' in Antitrust Law:  FTC v. Whole Foods Market, Inc, et al."  Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Antitrust Committee Seminar, September 5, 2008 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association – Antitrust Section
  • American Bar Association – Forum on Franchising
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • North American South Asian Bar Association
  • International Franchise Association

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," 2010 and 2011
  • Missouri Up & Coming Lawyers, 2010
  • Downtown-Marquette YMCA - Chair, Board of Advisors
  • SSM St. Clare Health Center Foundation - Board of Directors
  • United Way of Greater St. Louis - Board of Directors
  • United Way of Greater St. Louis Multicultural Leadership Society - Chair
  • St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative - Fellow
  • Regional Business Council Young Professionals Network Leadership 100 - Cohort
  • Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants - Volunteer Attorney

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Focus St. Louis, Leadership St. Louis Class, 2015-2016
    • St. Louis Business Journal, “40 Under 40,” 2015
    • St. Louis Business Journal, "Diverse Business Leaders," 2012
    • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2010-2011
    • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, "Up & Coming Lawyers," 2010
    • The Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame
    • Downtown YMCA - Chair, Board of Advisors
    • YMCA of Greater St. Louis - Board of Directors
    • United Way of Greater St. Louis - Board of Directors
    • International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis – Board of Directors
    • Regional Business Council, Young Professionals Network Steering Committee - Member
    • Regional Business Council Young Professionals Network Leadership 100 - Cohort
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity – Fellow
    • St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative – Fellow
    • Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants - Volunteer Attorney
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity - Success in Law School Mentor
    • St. Louis Mosaic Project Ambassador
    • Downtown YMCA - Chair, Board of Advisors
    • YMCA of Greater St. Louis - Board of Directors
    • United Way of Greater St. Louis - Board of Directors
    • International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis – Board of Directors
    • Regional Business Council, Young Professionals Network Steering Committee - Member
    • Regional Business Council Young Professionals Network Leadership 100 - Cohort
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity – Fellow
    • St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative – Fellow
    • Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants - Volunteer Attorney
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity - Success in Law School Mentor
    • St. Louis Mosaic Project Ambassador
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity – Fellow
    • St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative – Fellow
    • Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants - Volunteer Attorney
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity - Success in Law School Mentor
    • St. Louis Mosaic Project Ambassador
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Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association – Antitrust Section
    • American Bar Association – Forum on Franchising
    • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    • North American South Asian Bar Association
    • International Franchise Association
    • Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis
    • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    • North American South Asian Bar Association
    • International Franchise Association
    • Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis
    • International Franchise Association
    • Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis
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Representative Experience

  • Counseling of Fortune 500 corporations on group purchasing, pricing, price discrimination and distributorship issues
  • Providing antitrust counseling to Fortune 500 corporations on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions
  • Representing Fortune 500 corporations before the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission and Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Developing robust antitrust compliance programs for corporations
  • Conducting antitrust audits for multinational corporations
  • Representation of executives and corporations in state and federal antitrust investigations
  • Representation of corporations in a private antitrust suits alleging various forms of state and federal restraints of trade, price discrimination and monopolization claims
  • Counseling franchisors on compliance and termination matters
  • Representation of Mercy in healthcare antitrust matters
  • Representation of Michelin North America in antitrust matters
  • Representation of Target in antitrust matters
  • Representation of PPG Industries in state indirect purchaser antitrust class action and product liability matters
  • Representation of U-Haul International in antitrust class actions
  • Representation of Chrysler in the settlement and dismissal of state and nationwide class actions
  • Representation of Mercedes-Benz in state and nationwide class actions
  • Representation of Bank of America in real estate litigation matters
  • Representation of Outfront Media in real estate litigation matters

Publications

  • Contributor, "Multistate Investigations and Litigation," ABA Section of Antitrust Law State Antitrust Enforcement Handbook (publication pending), 2015

  • Co-Author, “Complying With The Robinson Patman Act,” ABA Section of Antitrust Law Antitrust Compliance:  Perspectives and Resources for Corporate Counselors (2 Ed.), October 2010

  • Co-Author, “Regulated Industries:  Healthcare,” ABA Section of Antitrust Law 2009 Antitrust Law Developments Annual Review, April 2010
  • Co-Author, "Post-Termination Trademark and Trade Secret Infringement," Franchise and Dealer Termination Handbook (2d Ed.), 2008
  • Co-Author, "Leegin: The Supreme Court Overrules Dr. Miles and Ushers in a New Approach to Price Maintenance," Distribution, vol. 11, no. 2, September 2007
  • Co-Author, "Disappointed Dealer Prevails on State claim, Loses Federal Price Discrimination Issue," Franchise Law Journal, 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • "St. Louis Future Leaders," Civic Progress Annual Intern Event, June 25, 2015

  • "Clarifying Competition Law: Interface between Intellectual Property Rights and EU/U.S. Competition/Antitrust Law," Bryan Cave Antitrust/Competition Law Webinar Series, December 9, 2014

  • "Diversity and Community Engagement for Young Professionals," St. Louis Regional Chamber Annual Event 177, July 24, 2014

  • " 'Hot Topics' in Antitrust Law: FTC v. Whole Foods Market, Inc., et al.,"  Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Antitrust Committee Seminar, September 5, 2008 
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Arindam Kar’s class action practice focuses on product-related class action defense and antitrust class action defense. Mr. Kar is experienced in the settlement of class actions, as well as the various aspects of class action motion practice.

During law school, Mr. Kar was active in the University of Iowa College of Law Immigration Clinic, where he represented clients before the Immigration and Naturalization Service (now known as the Citizenship & Immigration Services) as well as other governmental entities in actions ranging from political asylum claims to post-conviction relief hearings. Mr. Kar was recognized for his work by receiving the Michelle Bennett Memorial Client Service Award. He also was associate editor of the Journal of Corporation Law.

Mr. Kar is a volunteer attorney for Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants and regularly handles pro bono immigration matters.

Select Representations

  • Representation of DaimlerChrysler Corporation in the settlement and dismissal of state and nationwide class actions
  • Representation of Mercedes-Benz, USA, LLC in state and nationwide class actions
  • Representation of U-Haul International, Inc. in an antitrust class action
  • Representation of PPG Industries, Inc. against a state indirect purchaser antitrust class action

Bar and Court Admissions

Missouri, 2001

United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri and Central and Northern Districts of Illinois

Education

University of Iowa, J.D., with distinction, 2001

Saint Louis University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1997

Languages

Bengali

French

Publications

  • Co-Author, "Complying With The Robinson Patman Act," ABA Section of Antitrust Law Antitrust Compliance: Perspectives and Resources for Corporate Counselors (2 Ed.), October 2010
  • Co-Author, "Regulated Industries: Healthcare," ABA Section of Antitrust Law 2009 Antitrust Law Developments Annual Review, April 2010
  • Co-Author, "Post-Termination Trademark and Trade Secret Infringement," Franchise and Dealer Termination Handbook (2d Ed.), 2008
  • Co-Author, "Leegin: The Supreme Court Overrules Dr. Miles and Ushers in a New Approach to Price Maintenance," Distribution, Vol. 11, No. 2, September 2007
  • Co-Author, "Disappointed Dealer Prevails on State claim, Loses Federal Price Discrimination Issue," Franchise Law Journal, 2006

Speeches and Seminars

  • "'Hot Topics' in Antitrust Law:  FTC v. Whole Foods Market, Inc, et al."  Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Antitrust Committee Seminar, September 5, 2008 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association – Antitrust Section
  • American Bar Association – Forum on Franchising
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • North American South Asian Bar Association
  • International Franchise Association

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," 2010 and 2011
  • Missouri Up & Coming Lawyers, 2010
  • Downtown-Marquette YMCA - Chair, Board of Advisors
  • SSM St. Clare Health Center Foundation - Board of Directors
  • United Way of Greater St. Louis - Board of Directors
  • United Way of Greater St. Louis Multicultural Leadership Society - Chair
  • St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative - Fellow
  • Regional Business Council Young Professionals Network Leadership 100 - Cohort
  • Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants - Volunteer Attorney

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • St. Louis Business Journal "Diverse Business Leaders" Award, 2012
    • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," 2010 and 2011
    • The Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2011
    • Missouri Up & Coming Lawyers, 2010
    • United Way Greater St. Louis Multicultural Leadership Society - Chair, 2010-2012
    • Downtown YMCA - Chair, Board of Advisors
    • SSM St. Clare Health Center Foundation - Board of Directors
    • YMCA of Greater St. Louis - Board of Directors
    • United Way of Greater St. Louis - Board of Directors
    • Regional Business Council, YPN Steering Committee - Member
    • St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative - Fellow
    • Regional Business Council Young Professionals Network Leadership 100 - Cohort
    • Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants - Volunteer Attorney
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity - Success in Law School Mentor
    • St. Louis Mosaic Project Ambassador
    • Downtown YMCA - Chair, Board of Advisors
    • SSM St. Clare Health Center Foundation - Board of Directors
    • YMCA of Greater St. Louis - Board of Directors
    • United Way of Greater St. Louis - Board of Directors
    • Regional Business Council, YPN Steering Committee - Member
    • St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative - Fellow
    • Regional Business Council Young Professionals Network Leadership 100 - Cohort
    • Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants - Volunteer Attorney
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity - Success in Law School Mentor
    • St. Louis Mosaic Project Ambassador
    • St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative - Fellow
    • Regional Business Council Young Professionals Network Leadership 100 - Cohort
    • Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants - Volunteer Attorney
    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity - Success in Law School Mentor
    • St. Louis Mosaic Project Ambassador
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Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association – Antitrust Section
    • American Bar Association – Forum on Franchising
    • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    • North American South Asian Bar Association
    • International Franchise Association
    • Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis
    • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
    • North American South Asian Bar Association
    • International Franchise Association
    • Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis
    • International Franchise Association
    • Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis
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Representative Experience

  • Counseling of Fortune 500 corporations on pricing and other antitrust-related issues
  • Counseling of Fortune 500 corporations on mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Counseling of corporations on antitrust compliance programs
  • Conducting antitrust audits for multinational corporations
  • Representation of corporations in a private antitrust suits alleging various forms of state and federal restraints of trade and monopolization claims
  • Representation of healthcare entities in state and federal antitrust matters
  • Representation of a former executive in relation to an industry-wide price-fixing investigation by the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice
  • Representation of numerous corporations in state and federal antitrust investigations
  • Counseling of Fortune 500 corporations on franchise and distributorship compliance and antitrust matters
  • Representation of numerous franchisors in franchisee termination matters
  • Representation of U-Haul International, Inc. in an antitrust class action
  • Representation of PPG Industries, Inc. against a state indirect purchaser antitrust class action
  • Representation of DaimlerChrysler Corporation in the settlement and dismissal of state and nationwide class actions
  • Representation of Mercedes-Benz, USA, LLC in state and nationwide class actions
  • Representation of clients involving breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, tort, and civil conspiracy claims
  • Representation of PPG Industries, Inc. in a product liability action filed by the City of St. Louis
  • Representation of CBS Outdoor Inc. in real estate litigation matters
  • Representation of Bank of America in real estate litigation matters

Publications

  • Contributor, "Multistate Investigations and Litigation," ABA Section of Antitrust Law State Antitrust Enforcement Handbook (publication pending), 2015
  • Co-Author, “Complying With The Robinson Patman Act,” ABA Section of Antitrust Law Antitrust Compliance: Perspectives and Resources for Corporate Counselors (2 Ed.), October 2010
  • Co-Author, “Regulated Industries: Healthcare,” ABA Section of Antitrust Law 2009 Antitrust Law Developments Annual Review, April 2010
  • Co-Author, "Post-Termination Trademark and Trade Secret Infringement," Franchise and Dealer Termination Handbook (2d Ed.), 2008
  • Co-Author, "Leegin: The Supreme Court Overrules Dr. Miles and Ushers in a New Approach to Price Maintenance," Distribution, vol. 11, no. 2, September 2007
  • Co-Author, "Disappointed Dealer Prevails on State claim, Loses Federal Price Discrimination Issue," Franchise Law Journal, 2006

Speaking Engagements

  •  "Antitrust Developments in M&A Transactions," Missouri Bar Spring Meetings, Joint Antitrust and In-House Counsel Committees Meeting, May 12, 2017
  • “Mindset Evolution: Expect the Unexpected,” U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency 13th Annual Interagency Mentoring and Collaboration Workshop, April 1, 2017
  • Town Hall Meeting on Immigration Executive Order, Webster University, February 3, 2017
  • "Cultivate Your Career and Community," Edward Jones Leadership Meeting for the United Way of Greater St. Louis, July 20, 2016
  • "St. Louis Future Leaders," Civic Progress Annual Intern Event, June 25, 2015

  • "Clarifying Competition Law: Interface between Intellectual Property Rights and EU/U.S. Competition/Antitrust Law," Bryan Cave Antitrust/Competition Law Webinar Series, December 9, 2014

  • "Diversity and Community Engagement for Young Professionals," St. Louis Regional Chamber Annual Event 177, July 24, 2014

  • "Effective Use Of One's Strategic Influence," St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative Fellows Alumni Association Meeting, October 21, 2011

  • " 'Hot Topics' in Antitrust Law: FTC v. Whole Foods Market, Inc., et al.,"  Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Antitrust Committee Seminar, September 5, 2008
  • "Antitrust Compliance And Professional Associations," The American Association of Orthodontists Leadership Conference, January 28, 2005