Gary Kubek is of counsel in Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s New York office. He was a member of the firm’s litigation practice, engaged primarily in antitrust litigation, merger review and counseling; federal securities and state law shareholder class and derivative actions; merger and acquisition litigation and counseling; and general commercial litigation.
Mr. Kubek’s antitrust practice includes private civil litigation, government review of proposed mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, and other government investigations. He also counsels clients with respect to antitrust issues involved in a wide variety of distribution and other commercial arrangements. His shareholder litigation practice includes representation of corporations and their directors and officers in federal securities class actions, state court litigation challenging acquisitions, derivative actions, and independent special committee investigations.
Mr. Kubek has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA, which has described him as a “well respected,” “hard-working,” “thoughtful, well-prepared and an exceedingly calm and collected operator” who is “very knowledgeable of [his clients’] specific area of business.” He has also been recognized in The Legal 500 US, which has described him as an “extraordinarily knowledgeable” and “cost effective” lawyer who “responds rapidly and makes himself very available.”
Mr. Kubek is a member of the Litigation, Antitrust and Business Sections of the American Bar Association and is Vice-Chair of the Antitrust Section’s Distribution and Franchising Committee. He is a co-author of Takeovers: A Strategic Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions (Wolters Kluwer 3d ed. 2010 & 2016 Supp.) and has frequently written and spoken on antitrust, securities and corporate governance topics.
Mr. Kubek received his B.A. summa cum laude from Yale College in 1975 and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1978. Prior to joining the firm in 1979, he served as a Law Clerk to the Hon. J. Joseph Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.