For more than 25 years, Bob has represented clients on the full range of antitrust matters, with a particular emphasis on practice before the Federal Trade Commission and the antitrust division of the Justice Department. He has considerable experience with antitrust issues in mergers and acquisitions and has guided scores of national and international transactions through antitrust review to a successful conclusion. He has worked with a wide variety of industries, including chemicals, consumer goods, energy, industrial machinery, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, publishing, software and transportation.
Bob is a former chair of the mergers & acquisitions committee of the ABA antitrust section. He is editor of the third edition of the ABA antitrust section treatise on US antitrust law as applied to mergers and acquisitions. He is a non-governmental adviser to the US antitrust authorities in connection with the International Competition Network (ICN) and is recognised as a leading antitrust/competition lawyer in a number of guides and directories.
Bob also has significant experience advising on acquisitions by foreign entities that are subject to US national security review, including notifications under the Exon-Florio Act to the committee on foreign investment in the United States.
Bob graduated with honours from The George Washington University National Law Center, and was a law clerk on the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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