Hector Torres

Name and co-founding partner, and Co-Chair of the firm's Antitrust Group, Hector Torres is one of the nation’s top lawyers for the prosecution of antitrust and other complex commercial cases, and recognized by clients for “outstanding” results, “excellent work product, exceptional service, timely and wise advice and recognition of business implications.”  He has represented major U.S. and foreign corporations in a broad range of actions involving antitrust, intellectual property, securities fraud, environmental, product liability, qui tam 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 has been recognized by Lawdragon as one of the 2019 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyers in the U.S. for antitrust litigation.  He was honored as a “M&A and Antitrust Trailblazer” by the National Law Journal in 2017, and 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 was also honored in 2018 as a “Top Latino Lawyer” by Latino Leaders Magazine in recognition of his pioneering work in antitrust cases and leadership in the Hispanic community.  He has been recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Competition and highlighted in The Legal 500 US Litigation: Commercial, Antitrust 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 currently serves on the Committee on Character and Fitness for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Judicial Department.  He 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 has also served on the Yale Law School Association’s Executive Committee.