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  • Education
    • J.D., with distinction, University of Iowa College of Law, 2001
    • B.A., magna cum laude, Saint Louis University, 1997
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Arindam Kar’s practice encompasses antitrust compliance, counseling, government investigations, and counseling higher education institutions. Arindam partners with clients in the development and implementation of robust antitrust compliance programs. Arindam also works with clients on antitrust audits, including the implementation of recommendations in a cost-effective manner to strengthen the client’s compliance and risk management profiles. Arindam has extensive experience with day-to-day counseling in addition to advising on complex global mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and group purchasing organization formations in a diverse range of industries including but not limited to agribusiness, animal genetics and nutrition, healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and retail. Arindam also regularly counsels manufacturing and retail clients on complex pricing issues that involve e-commerce and traditional distribution channels, price discrimination, price gouging, and resale price maintenance strategies. Arindam 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, Arindam coordinates and manages multijurisdictional merger filing strategies on deals that have a global implications. Arindam also has extensive experience in conducting internal investigations and representing corporations and individuals in federal and state antitrust investigations. In addition to serving as Vice-Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section's Agriculture and Food Committee, Arindam is the Chair of the Missouri Bar Antitrust and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee. 

In addition to his antitrust practice, Arindam has managed counseling higher education clients on a number of issues ranging from data privacy, free expression on campus, general legal compliance, immigration, and risk management.

Arindam is a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and is a servant leader in numerous organizations in the community such as the boards of the International Institute and Mid-America Transplant. Arindam also regularly handles pro bono immigration matters and is currently helping lead the region's effort resettling Afghan special immigrant visa holders, humanitarian parolees, and refugees. Previously, Arindam was a founding appointed member of St. Louis City-County Governance Task Force in developing a framework to unify the multiple governments in the region.

  • Developing robust antitrust compliance programs, including antitrust audits, for corporations
  • Representation and merger clearance for a multinational grain acquisition, storage, and transportation company, in its acquisition of another global competitor’s grain storage and sales operations
  • Representation of one of the largest privately held food and agribusiness companies in its acquisition of a competing agricultural retailer and its subsidiaries
  • Representation of a global food ingredients company in mergers and acquisitions, including its recent acquisition of assets from a U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division divestiture proceeding
  • Representation of a healthcare technology company in its $266 million collaboration with one of the largest health information and EHR technologies companies
  • Representation of global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products in the $800 million sale of its global crane business to its largest competitor, including response to Department of Justice second request and coordination of multijurisdictional international merger investigations of the sale
  • Representation of one of the largest religiously affiliated healthcare systems in the country in the sale and acquisition of hospitals, the sale of its self-insured health plan to a health insurer, and the sale of its GPO and supply chain operations 
  • Representation of RehabCare Group in its $1.3 billion acquisition by Kindred Healthcare
  • Representation of TALX in its $1.4 billion acquisition by Equifax
  • Representation of Gamestop in its $1.4 billion acquisition of EB Games
  • Representation of Farmland Industries in its bankruptcy sales of its beef and pork operations to leading competitors
  •  Defense of multiple pharmaceutical companies in investigations by FTC, including allegations of anticompetitive acquisitions, conduct aimed at preserving branded pharmaceutical market position against generics, and excessive pricing
  • Counseling Fortune 500 corporations on distribution, group purchasing, pricing, price discrimination and resale price maintenance issues
  • Representation of executives and corporations in state and federal antitrust investigations
  • Representation of numerous prominent and prestige retailers in antitrust matters
  • Representation of numerous trade and professional organizations in antitrust matters
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Antitrust & Agribusiness: Planting Seeds for a New Enforcement Regime?
Presenter, Missouri Bar Spring Meeting; Antitrust, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee
May 3, 2022
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Author, 2022 ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting
April 6,2022
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Moderator, ABA Antitrust Section Agriculture and Food Committee webinar
March 7, 2022
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Speaker, Missouri Bar Spring Meetings, Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Technology & Innovation Law Committee Joint Meeting
March 10, 2019
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Speaker, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Antitrust Committee Seminar
September 5, 2018
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Speaker, World Refugee Day Luncheon, Peace & Justice Commission of the Archdioceses of St. Louis
June 20, 2018
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Speaker, OCA National Board Meeting
April 21, 2018
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