Joseph N. Kiefer is Senior Counsel in the New York office of Ellis George Cipollone O’Brien Annaguey LLP. Joe’s practice focuses primarily on plaintiff-side antitrust cases, and Joe has a strong history of achieving successful outcomes for businesses injured by collusive schemes. Joe has been a part of many of the most notable and successful antitrust cases from the last few years, including cases involving complex financial products, intricate and concealed agreements, and groundbreaking damages calculations. Joe’s experience covers antitrust cases not only in the financial sector but also in the health care, commodities, and transportation sectors, among others. In addition to antitrust cases, Joe has significant experience in a wide variety of cases, ranging from high-stakes defamation cases, to licensing disputes between professional sports teams to real estate disputes concerning intricate contract provisions.
Prior to joining the firm, Joe was a senior associate at the New York office of Quinn, Emanuel, Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. Before that, Joe clerked for two years for Judge Thomas W. Thrash of the Northern District of Georgia where he had responsibility for numerous jury and bench trials and resolved dispositive motions involving topics such as patents, trade secrets, antitrust, non-competes, and voting rights. While attending law school, Joseph served as an intern to the Honorable Casey M. Rodgers, U.S. District Judge at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and completed an internship in the chamber of Judge Hugh P. Thompson at the Supreme Court for the State of Georgia.
- Emory University School of Law, J.D., with Honors
Member, Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Emory Law Journal
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia for the Honorable Thomas W. Thrash, U.S. District Judge (current Chief Judge of the District)