Kail J. Jethmalani
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Kail Jethmalani represents clients in all areas of antitrust law, including high-stakes litigation, M&A, investigations, and counseling. He has experience with both domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, representing clients before the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and competition regulators in Europe, China, Korea, Japan, India, and other jurisdictions. Kail represents clients in multi-district litigations around the country, as well as in sensitive government and internal investigations. Kail also counsels clients on antitrust issues relating to their core business practices.

Additionally, Kail maintains an active pro bono practice. In 2018, he led a team that secured asylum for a pro bono client fleeing political persecution. In 2017 and 2018, the New York State Bar Association recognized Kail’s pro bono contributions through the Empire State Counsel program.

Prior to Axinn, Kail interned at the civil division of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York. At the University of Michigan Law School, Kail served as the Executive Production Editor on the Michigan Business and Entrepreneurial Law Review and as a research assistant to Professor Daniel Crane. Kail was a student attorney in Michigan’s International Transactions Clinic, where he assisted not-for-profit entities with foreign investments and anti-money laundering, OFAC and other regulatory compliance. Kail was also a research editor for three American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law publications: Antitrust Law Journal, Antitrust Magazine and The Antitrust Source.

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Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Member, Special Operations Team: Integrated Marketing Initiative (2019-2020)
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyer Representative to the Section of Antitrust Law Corporate Counseling Committee (2017-2019)


  • Super Lawyers, New York Metro Rising Stars (2018)
  • In February of 2018, Axinn was nominated for Global Competition Review “Litigation of the Year – Cartel Defence” for its work on behalf of Nishikawa Rubber Company in the Auto Parts litigation.  This award recognizes “creative, strategic and innovative litigation on behalf of a defendant in a private action for cartel damages.”
  • Empire State Counsel Honoree for pro bono service (2017, 2018)

Thought Leadership



  • JD, magna cum laude – University of Michigan Law School (2014) Order of the Coif
  • BA – Skidmore College (2009)


  • New York
  • US District Court Eastern District of Michigan