Kevin B.Hart


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As a former senior official at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Kevin B. Hart has nearly 25 years of government experience involving all facets of criminal antitrust cartel investigations, prosecutions, and litigations, including federal criminal jury trials, corporate leniency applications, grand jury investigations, and compliance programs. Kevin was the "go to" prosecutor entrusted with supervising and litigating the Antitrust Division's most complex and high-profile cases.

During his various positions, Kevin supervised or led investigations or trials focusing in the financial services sector including cases involving municipal bonds, CDOs (collateralised debt obligations), foreign exchange, precious metals, and market manipulation. He also has significant experience with matters in the fintech, pharmaceutical, automotive, labor/"no-poach," petroleum/natural gas, shipping, government contracts, and insurance industries.

In addition to his vast criminal antitrust experience, Kevin worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and routinely worked with other governmental and international enforcement agencies.

Having successfully led dozens of complex white collar criminal trials and investigations, Kevin is well positioned to provide practical antitrust counseling and assessing and mitigating potential risk.

Kevin is a frequent speaker on criminal antitrust and litigation issues. He currently serves as chair of the Criminal Antitrust Subcommittee for the ABA's Litigation Section and vice-chair of the Antitrust Law Section's Cartel and Criminal Practice Committee for the New York State Bar Association. He also serves as a non-governmental advisor (NGA) for the International Competition Network (ICN).


  • Individual employee defends criminal monopolization investigationJones Day represented an individual employee in a U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division criminal monopolization investigation.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    While at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission, (SEC), led, managed, or supervised hundreds of government enforcement investigations, many of which were cross-border.

    First chaired the second retrial of a case involving allegations of price-fixing and bid-rigging between and among senior level executives at food producers. United States v. Penn, 20-cr-152 (PAB) (D. Colo.).

    First chaired four-week trial resulting in the criminal conviction of a foreign exchange (FX) trader employed at a major international financial banking institution for violating the Sherman Act and manipulating the market. Five banks agreed to pay $2.5 billion in criminal fines in connection with this investigation. United States v. Aiyer, 18-cr-333 (JK) (S.D.N.Y.).

    Led federal jury trials that resulted in six convictions for fraud and antitrust violations involving the investment and reinvestment of proceeds of tax-exempt municipal bonds. Key contributor to global settlement of five financial services companies that entered into settlements and agreed to pay more than $600 million in restitution, penalties, and disgorgement. United States v. Rubin/Chambers, Dunhill Insurances Services, Inc., 09-cr-1058 (VM) (S.D.N.Y.) and United States v. Carollo, 10-cr-654 (HB) (S.D.N.Y.).

    Successfully prosecuted four securities brokers during nine-week trial who orchestrated two investment fraud schemes that targeted elderly and unsophisticated investors and defrauded 700 victims out of $23 million. United States v. Topping, 16-cr-20715 (MGC) (S.D. Fla.).

    Successfully prosecuted broker who managed a boiler room that pressured more than 200 elderly investors into purchasing stock in two companies. The broker claimed that the company had a contract with the NFL to use a green laser line to measure first downs on the football field visible to players and fans in the stadium, as well as television viewers. United States v. Eratostene, 15-cr-20565 (KMW) (S.D. Fla.).

    • June 6, 2024
      ABA Litigation Section, Antitrust Committee, Moderated View From the Bench panel with Hon. Frank Easterbrook and Hon. Julius Richardson.
    • May 20-22, 2024
      New York State Bar Association, Examination of Experts Training Academy
    • May 15, 2024
      GCRLive Cartels 2024: Where did the safe harbors go? Adrift in the sea of information sharing
    • April 18, 2024
      Strafford Webinar: New FTC and DOJ Guidance on Ephemeral Messaging
    • April 10, 2024
      2024 ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting: Trial & Tribulations: Recent Criminal Antitrust Trials
    • March 7. 2024
      Level Legal Webinar: What's Brewing in Antitrust
    • June 7, 2023
      GCRLive: Cartels 2023, So, you want to build a cartel case? What works, what doesn't, and recent investigative trends
    • May 22-24, 2023
      New York State Bar Association, Antitrust Trial Training Academy
    Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day

    Korea-US Procurement Collusion - Antitrust Workshop, Seoul, Republic of Korea, December 10-17, 2022 

    Antitrust Technical Assistance, Fiscalia National Economica (FNE) Chile (Virtual) March-April, 2021

    Trial Advocacy Technical Assistance, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (Virtual) 2021

    Korea-US Antitrust Enforcement Workshop, Seoul, Republic of Korea, September 13-14, 2018