J. Robert Robertson
A veteran litigator, Robby Robertson attacks legal challenges with bold strategy, determination, and a laser focus on winning — qualities he likely gleaned from 10 years in the Marines.
A colleague once said, “I’ve been on the same side as Robby, and I’ve been on the opposite side … I’d much rather be on the same side.” Perhaps it’s his way of controlling the facts when cross examining expert witnesses. It’s no wonder he is the lead litigator for Global Competition Review’s 2012 litigation case of the year.
Robby is one of a handful of lawyers who can lead antitrust litigation for any client, whether it involves defending a merger or practice against an agency challenge or defending a client in private litigation. He has had dozens of commercial or antitrust trials before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, or arbitration panels. He also represented clients in numerous investigations before the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. DOJ Antitrust Division. His cases have focused on many industries, including health care, petroleum, airline, aerospace, automotive, chemical, technology, and many kinds of consumer products.
Robby is the former chief trial counsel for the FTC’s Bureau of Competition. Among his FTC triumphs include leading the litigation team that won a preliminary injunction in the FTC v. CCC Holdings, Inc.; serving as lead trial counsel in the agency's monopolization and unfair competition case against Intel Corp.; and lead trial counsel in the standard-setting Union Oil Co. of California. He also was the lead trial counsel in the pay-for delay, monopolization case against Actavis, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the FTC.
Prior to attending law school, Robby served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.
American College of Trial Lawyers
Chambers USA, Antitrust
Legal 500 US
BTI Client Service All-Stars, Antitrust
Top Lawyers, Antitrust
Legal Media Group, Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers
Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, Competition Section
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