Bruce J. Prager has been honored with the William T. Lifland Service Award, presented by the New York State Bar Association's Antitrust Section.
Prager received the award during the Bar Association's annual meeting in New York City January 29. The award is presented to antitrust practitioners in recognition of their contributions and accomplishments in the field of antitrust.
"Bruce Prager has been one of the preeminent antitrust counselors and scholars and a distinguished expert on the application and interpretation of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act," said Elai E. Katz of New York City (Cahill Gordon & Reindel), vice chair of the Antritrust Law Section. "He has, throughout his impressive career, consistently upheld the highest ideals of the antitrust bar and legal profession and dedicated his energy and talents to serving the bar and community."
Prager has practiced in the area of antitrust and competition law, with a focus on mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures for nearly 40 years. He is a retired partner of Latham & Watkins, where he practiced for 17 years. He served as chair and vice chair of the Antitrust Section and was the Antitrust Section's representative to the Association's House of Delegates.
A member of the Bar Association's Executive Committee and Section Delegates Caucus, Prager is a frequent lecturer and author on antitrust matters. He also has chaired several committees of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association. He is a co-author of the treatise, "Acquisitions Under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act," among others.
"I am thrilled to be honored with this recognition by my colleagues and friends in the Antitrust Bar," said Prager. "I stand in the company of a small number of widely admired New York antitrust practitioners who have been similarly honored by the Section, and am proud to have my professional achievements and public service held up alongside of theirs."
The New York State Bar Association, with 74,000 members, is the largest voluntary state bar association in the country. It was founded in 1876.
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