Hector Torres

Name and co-founding partner Hector Torres is one of the nation’s top lawyers for the prosecution of antitrust and other complex commercial cases.  He has represented major U.S. and foreign corporations in a broad range of actions involving antitrust, intellectual property, securities fraud, product liability and contract matters in federal and state courts.  He has prosecuted and defended cases involving transnational antitrust, commercial and insurance disputes before domestic and international arbitration tribunals.  Hector was appointed and served as a member of Governor George Pataki’s New York State Judicial Screening Committee for the First Department from 2002 to 2006.  He currently serves as a member of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, Committee on Character and Fitness.

Hector has been honored as a 2017 "M&A and Antitrust Trailblazer" by the National Law Journal and a 2016 “Top Latin Lawyer” by Latino Leaders Magazine in recognition of his pioneering work in antitrust cases and leadership in the Hispanic community.  He was also recognized as a 2015 “Litigation Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal, which celebrated 50 lawyers from throughout the country who advanced their legal practice through the use of innovative strategies and for exemplary achievements in the legal profession. He has been recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Competition and highlighted in The Legal 500 US Litigation: Commercial and Securities: Shareholder Litigation practice areas.  He has also been named as both a national and local “litigation star” in Benchmark Litigation and featured in New York Super Lawyers.

Hector has served on the New York State Judicial Screening Committee for the First Department, the Yale Law School Association's Executive Committee, and the Committee on Character and Fitness for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department.