Dean Ringel

Dean Ringel

Dean Ringel


Dean Ringel
Partner, New York.
Dean Ringel is a member of the Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP’s litigation and antitrust practice groups. Dean has extensive experience in antitrust, media law, financial litigation, intellectual property and appellate areas.

Dean has counseled or litigated in a variety of high-visibility antitrust matters, at the trial and appellate levels. He has led both class and individual antitrust defense litigation teams, and has served as national "settlement counsel" in antitrust class action litigations.

Dean has represented leading newspapers, news and business magazines, television networks and broadcasters in libel, privacy, reporter’s privilege and access matters in the state and federal trial and appellate courts and in the Supreme Court of the United States. Dean is named among New York's top ten Media & Entertainment/First Amendment litigation lawyers by Chambers USA.

Dean has also litigated intellectual property, employment discrimination and university tenure matters.

Professional Activities:
Dean has served as chair or co-chair of the Federal Courts Committee and the Antitrust Litigation Committee of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association. He has served as a member of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Communications and Federal Legislation Committees of the New York City Bar Association. He served as President of the Defense Counsel Section, of the Media Law Resource Center.

He has lectured for the PLI on Section 2 of the Sherman Act and employment issues, and also at New York University and the Columbia School of Journalism on libel topics. He has authored articles addressing privacy law, libel law and electronic publications, and is a co-author of the MLRC Annual Survey of Second Circuit Libel Law.

For over a decade, Dean has served on the Board of Trustees of the Public Education Association and its successor, the Center for Educational Innovation — Public Education Association, groups devoted to advancing the interest of public schools.

Dean joined Cahill in 1972 upon completion of his clerkship and became a partner in 1979.
Antitrust Matters:
Lead counsel in successful en banc proceeding overturning panel opinion and reinstating dismissal of a purported claim under Section 2 of the Sherman Act (NicSand v. 3M).
Argued and secured unanimous decision from New York Court of Appeals rejecting expansion of concept of fiduciary duty in common law securities setting. (Oddo Asset Management v. Barclays Bank et. al.)
Lead counsel in defense of a series of Sherman Act Section 2 antitrust suits brought against a pharmaceutical company relating to the Hatch-Waxman Act. (In re Remeron Antitrust)
Lead counsel for Sony Music in price-fixing suits brought in state and federal courts against Sony Music (and other music companies) by retailers, consumers and State Attorney General. (In re Compact Disc Antitrust, MDL 1216 (C.D. Cal.); In re Compact Disc Minimum Advertised Price Antitrust (MDL 1361, D. Maine); Ottinger v. EMI Music Distribution (Tenn.)
Successfully represented The New York Times in protracted libel litigation brought by the former New York City Medical Examiner. (Gross v. New York Times Co.)
Represented McGraw Hill in the first case to recognize Reporters' Privilege for credit rating entity. (In re Scott Paper)
Other Antitrust Matters:
Settlement counsel for 3M Company in nationwide state and federal antitrust class action lawsuits.
Co-led successful trial defense of Engelhard Corp. against Department of Justice effort to enjoin a merger transaction under Section 7 of the Clayton Act. (United States v. Engelhard);
Represented Sony Music (and Barbra Streisand) in Rhode Island Superior and Supreme Courts in successful defense of a claim under Rhode Island antitrust laws. (ERI-Max v. Streisand, et al.);
Provided antitrust advice and counsel in connection with multi-billion dollar international tender offer.
Other Media/First Amendment matters:
Represented publisher and author in defending against claim for injunctive relief sought with respect to The Truth about Check Norris: 400 Facts about the World's Greatest Human.
Defended NBC in libel claim brought against Saturday Night Live. (Frank v. NBC);
Successfully represented Yale University Press against an Islamic Charity which agreed to drop its libel suit in the face of anti-SLAPP motions brought by Yale and other defendants. The plaintiffs’ lawyer was quoted as saying of the motion: "Yale came at us hard." (KinderUSA v. Yale University Press et al.);
Obtained dismissal for book authors and publisher of claims in a libel suit arising from Iran-Contra scandal. (Secord v. Cockburn);
Successfully represented television's Law and Order in New York in Fair Trial and Free Press Issues.
Successfully represented Time Magazine in libel suit brought by the Church of Scientology International. (Church of Scientology International v. Time Warner, Inc.);
Obtained dismissal of claims in a libel action brought in Kentucky state court concerning Tennessee Walking Horses at "The Celebration" for television's Inside Edition. (Stith v. Cosmos Broadcasting);
Represented Inside Edition journalists at trial in a suit concerning the scope of permissible newsgathering activities (Wolfson v. Lewis).
Other selected cases:
Successfully defended Columbia University in a tenure dispute. (Natta v. Columbia University);
Represented The New York Times as plaintiff's counsel in Lanham Act-based challenge to another newspaper's use of a confusingly similar typography in its "flag". (New York Times Co. v. News World Communications Inc.);
Represented Mead's Lexis/Nexis in trademark, anti-dilution challenge to the use of Lexus name.
Counsel of Record on successful petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States in connection with accountants liability claims under the securities laws. (KPMG Peat Marwick v. Holloway).
Legal News:
06.28.2012 - Cahill Wins Major Victory Affirming Dismissal of Structured Investment Vehicle Litigation;
06.03.2010 -Cahill Wins Dismissals in Eleven Mortgage-Backed Securities Litigations for The McGraw-Hill Companies and its Standard & Poor’s Subsidiary;
10.22.2007- 3M Company Prevails in en banc hearing before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit;
08.17.2007 -Cahill Successfully Defends Yale University Press.
06.11.2012- Cahill Earns Top Rankings from Chambers USA;
06.10.2011 -Chambers USA Recognizes Cahill Nationally and Regionally in 2011 Edition;
06.11.2010 -Cahill Earns National and New York Rankings in Chambers USA 2010;
06.12.2009 -Ten practice areas and twenty-four partners recommended by Chambers USA 2009;
06.13.2008 -Fifteen Practice Areas and Twenty-two Cahill Partners Recognized by Chambers USA 2008;
06.15.2007 -Chambers USA Recognizes Cahill in 12 Areas of Practice;
11.10.2006 -Dean Ringel Now Vice President of the Defense Counsel Section of the Media Law Resource Center;
06.05.2006 -Chambers USA Recognizes Cahill in 10 Areas of Practice.
07.27.2012 -Third Circuit Rules Reverse Payment Agreements Are Potentially Anticompetitive;
02.14.2012 -SPCA of Upstate New York, Inc. v. American Working Collie Association: The New York Court of Appeals Clarifies the Reach of Long-Arm Jurisdiction as to Defamation Claims Where Jurisdiction is to Be Based on Transacting Business in the State;
06.24.2011 -Second Circuit Holds Financial Firms' Claim for "Hot News" Misappropriation Preempted By Federal Copyright Law;
05.26.2010 -The NFL and Its Teams Must Defend Restraint of Trade Claims: Supreme Court Reverses Seventh Circuit in American Needle v. NFL;
03.02.2009- Supreme Court Holds That Price Squeeze Claims Are Not Cognizable Absent a Duty to Deal at the Wholesale Level;
10.21.2008 -Federal Circuit Affirms Ruling That Patent Settlement Between Brand-Name and Generic Drug Makers Did Not Violate Antitrust Law;
08.04.2008 -D.C. Circuit Reverses District Court Denial of the FTC’s Efforts;
10.26.2007 -Sixth Circuit En Banc Ruling Dismisses Exclusive Dealing Monopolization Suit By Rival;
09.07.2007- Ninth Circuit Antitrust Ruling Rejects Approach to Bundling Claims Adopted By Third Circuit in LePage’s;
06.29.2007 -Supreme Court Overturns Century Old Rule that Vertical Price Restraints are Per Se Illegal;
05.22.2007 -Bell Atlantic v. Twombly: Supreme Court Rejects Decades Old Pleading Formulation;
11.16.2006 -Private Antitrust Challenge to Equity Sponsor Club Bids.
Antitrust Litigation;
Commercial Litigation;
First Amendment & Media Litigation;
Antitrust & Trade Regulation;
Intellectual Property.
Columbia University, B.A., 1967, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa;
Yale Law School, J.D., 1971.
Clerkship/Government Service:
Honorable Anthony Celebrezze, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1971-1972.
New York.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Center for Educational Innovation - Public Education Association

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Founder at New Mountain Capital LLC

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Vice President of Development & External Affairs at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, Inc.

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Member, Board of Trustees at Center for Educational Innovation - Public Education Association

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Trustee at Center for Educational Innovation - Public Education Association

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Managing Member at Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC

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Co-Founder at Jandon Foundation

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Partner at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

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Founder at The Young Women's Leadership Network, Inc.

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Member, Board of Trustees at The New-York Historical Society

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Dean Ringel
Class of 1971

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School is one of the world’s premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. The Law School is small by design; its impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through numerous centers and projects. For students, the experience is unparalleled. The faculty-student ratio supports a vast array of courses and opportunities for independent research and student-organized seminars. Students get practical training by representing real clients in clinics starting in their first year. Throughout, a spirit of collaboration reigns. All first-term courses are ungraded, and subsequent classes are graded honors/pass/low pass. Yale Law School is unique among law schools in that it produces leaders in all walks of life: distinguished deans and faculty members at law schools across the country and the world; industry CEOs and corporate counsels; founders of nongovernmental organizations and other nonprofit entities; entrepreneurs; government servants in federal, state, and local offices and the judiciary--just a few areas in which our alumni's talent and passion and dedication have made a difference. Among the School’s graduates are U.S. Presidents and Supreme Court Justices; and among its far-reaching projects, the Information Society Project and the China Center.

BA with Honors, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1967

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

President, Defense Counsel Section

The Media Law Resource Center is a non-profit membership association for content providers in all media, and for their defense lawyers, providing a wide range of resources on media and content law and policy issues. These include news and analysis of legal, legislative and regulatory developments; litigation resources and practice guides; and national and international media law conferences and meetings. MLRC also works with its membership to respond to legislative and policy proposals, and speaks to the press and public on media law and First Amendment issues.

Career History
1972 - ?

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP provides legal services. Their practice covers all aspects of financing in the U.S. capital markets, bank financing, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and the formation and capitalization of new insurance and reinsurance entities. The company was founded in 1919 and is located in New York, NY.

1971 - 1972

The court is composed of sixteen judges and is based at the Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is one of thirteen United States courts of appeals. Elena Kagan is the circuit justice for the Sixth Circuit.[1] William Howard Taft, the only person ever to serve as both President and Chief Justice of the United States, once served on the circuit. Four judges of the Sixth Circuit have been elevated to serve on the Supreme Court.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Trustees

CEI-PEA came about when two respected public education organizations merged in 2000 to build a broad capacity for public school reform. CEI was first established in 1989 as a component of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and aimed to transform public education by shifting accountability from bureaucracies to schools as a means of creating public school choice for communities. PEA was founded in 1895 and for over 100 years worked for systemic and sustainable reform of the city’s public school system.

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Board Member at Arizona Solar Energy Industries Association

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