Skadden Antitrust Pro Moving to Economic Consulting Shop


Adjunct Professor and Fordham Competition Law Institute Director James Keyte was featured in an American Lawyer article about his new role as global director of development at the multinational consulting firm The Brattle Group.

An accomplished and longtime Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom antitrust partner in New York, James Keyte, is heading to The Brattle Group, where he will aim to expand and ensure quality in the economic consulting outfit’s antitrust offerings.

Keyte’s move, set to take effect in January, will put him in the role of global director of development at Brattle, an economic consulting and expert witness business with focuses in antitrust, securities and market manipulation issues, among other 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,” Brattle president Alexis Maniatis said.

“I’m extremely happy at Skadden and love my practice, but this just became something that came up that I found extremely interesting and attractive in the later part of my career,” Keyte said in an interview.

He added that he has long been drawn to the more academic side of antitrust issues—he’s been an adjunct professor at Fordham Law and, for the past three years, director of the Fordham Competition Law Institute. He also said he has thoroughly enjoyed working with economic experts as part of his law practice.

“I’ve always had a strong academic interest in antitrust and expert testimony in particular, and have always loved working with the economists on a variety of antitrust topics,” he said. “So I saw this as an opportunity to take a much deeper dive into that kind of work across more subject areas and globally, which should be very satisfying.”

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