Evan R. Kreiner

Evan R. Kreiner

Counsel, Antitrust/Competition

Evan Kreiner is an experienced litigator with a track record of success in high-stakes antitrust trials against government regulators and private plaintiffs seeking billions in damages.


In the antitrust litigation area, Mr. Kreiner has handled cases involving monopolization, price fixing, exclusionary conduct, tying and other restraints of trade, as well as class actions. His extensive litigation experience includes conducting the direct examination of Sabre Corporation’s technology expert and cross-examining a Nobel Prize-winning economist, the plaintiff’s damages expert and a technology expert on behalf of Sabre in the successful defense against claims for unlawful monopolization and unreasonable restraints of trade brought by US Airways.

Mr. Kreiner also has been a core member of Skadden trial teams that defeated antitrust merger challenges brought by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), including the successful defense against the DOJ’s suit to enjoin Sabre’s proposed acquisition of Farelogix and the FTC’s suit to enjoin Microsoft Corporation’s acquisition of Activision.

Other representations include Sabre in a breach of contract case against Hawaiian Airlines; LVMH Moet Hennessy-Louis Vuitton in litigation regarding its proposed acquisition of Tiffany & Co.; Postmates in a class action alleging price fixing and anticompetitive conduct regarding online meal ordering platforms; Express Scripts and its affiliates in a number of litigations in federal and state courts alleging violations of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act, the RICO statute, and state antitrust and consumer protection laws, as well as investigations by state attorneys general; and JPMorgan Chase in antitrust class actions and other litigation alleging a conspiracy among Visa, MasterCard and certain banks to set credit and debit card interchange fees and network rules.

Mr. Kreiner is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia University Law School, where he teaches a course in legal writing.



  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2012 (Notes Editor, Columbia Law Review)
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2007


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • Law Clerk, Hon. Cathy Seibel, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2014-15

Evan R. Kreiner

Counsel, Antitrust/Competition