Hogan Lovells Partner J. Robert Robertson Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers
23 September 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C., 23 September 2014 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation partner J. Robert “Robby” Robertson has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America. Robertson’s induction took place at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the College in London, England.
Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.
Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,798 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial profession. Qualified lawyers are called to Fellowship in the College from all branches of trial practice. They are carefully selected from among those who customarily represent plaintiffs in civil cases and those who customarily represent defendants, those who prosecute individuals accused of crime and those who defend them. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.
Robertson is a partner in Hogan Lovells' Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation practice. Based in Washington, D.C., he regularly serves as lead counsel representing clients before government agencies and federal courts. Prior to practicing law at Hogan Lovells, Robertson was Chief Trial Counsel for the Bureau of Competition of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and served more than 10 years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.