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. Kail has also been recognized by Who's Who Legal and was named one of the three "most highly regarded" Future Leaders in Competition in North America (2021).

Additionally, Kail maintains an active pro bono practice. He recently led a team that secured asylum for a pro bono client fleeing political persecution. The New York State Bar Association has 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, Marketing Administrative Committee, Vice Chair (2022-2024)
  • American Bar Association, Member of the Section of Antitrust Law Integrated Marketing Initiative Task Force (2021-2022)
  • American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Member, Special Operations Team: Integrated Marketing Initiative (2019-2021)
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyer Representative to the Section of Antitrust Law Corporate Counseling Committee (2017-2019)
  • South Asian Bar Association of North America, Co-chair, Antitrust Committee (2021)


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 District of Colorado
  • US District Court District of Connecticut
  • US District Court District of Maryland
  • US District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • US District Court Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court Southern District of New York

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