JONATHAN M. JACOBSON

Partner
 
Antitrust
Litigation
Global Generics

EXPERIENCE:

Jonathan Jacobson is a partner in the firm's New York office, where he practices antitrust law. Considered one of the country's preeminent antitrust litigators, Jonathan has taken a lead role in representing major corporate clients in many high-profile antitrust litigations, investigations, trials, and appeals. He also serves as primary counsel for his clients on a wide variety of other antitrust matters.

Among other noteworthy representations, Jonathan has served as lead counsel for Coca-Cola in several cases, including PepsiCo v. Coca-Cola, a leading monopolization case under Section 2 of the Sherman Act. He also led the representation of American Express in United States v. Visa USA; defended Google in the KinderStart, Person, and TradeComet cases; defended Netflix in In re Online DVD Rental Antitrust Litigation, and Live Nation and Clear Channel in Heerwagen v. Clear Channel and In re Live Concert Antitrust Litigation. He also co-authored the brief for the respondents in the important Supreme Court case Eastman Kodak v. Image Technical Services. He serves currently as lead counsel in several major antitrust litigations.

Jonathan was appointed by Congress to serve on the Antitrust Modernization Commission, responsible for reviewing and recommending potential changes to the nation's antitrust laws, which issued its report in April 2007. He currently serves as the Committee Officer of the ABA's Section of Antitrust Law, having previously served as Publications Officer and as a member of the Antitrust Section's Council. He also served as the editorial chair of Antitrust Law Developments (6th ed.) and in several other Antitrust Section positions. Jonathan has written or edited numerous articles and books spanning the gamut of antitrust topics, including exclusionary practices, merger enforcement, government and other civil litigation matters, and cartel enforcement. He was a presenter in the DOJ/FTC Intellectual Property Hearings, the DOJ/FTC Single-Firm Conduct Hearings, the DOJ/FTC Merger Guideline Workshops, and the DOJ/FTC Most Favored Nations Clause Workshop. His recent papers include "Twenty-Five Years of Access Denials," 27 Antitrust 50 (Fall 2012), and "Contracts That Reference Rivals as an Antitrust Category," The Antitrust Source, April 2012.

Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Jonathan was a partner in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's New York office, where he co-chaired the firm's national antitrust practice. He also has been a partner at Coudert Brothers and Lord, Day & Lord.

SELECT CLIENTS:
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Google
  • Live Nation
  • The Nielsen Company
  • Netflix
EDUCATION:
  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1976
    Magna Cum Laude; Co-Editor-in-Chief, Brooklyn Law Review; Editor, Journal of International Law
  • A.B., Columbia College, 1973
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Commissioner, Antitrust Modernization Commission, U.S. Congress, 2002-2007
  • Publications Officer, Section of Antitrust Law, American Bar Association, 2010-2012
  • Council Member, Section of Antitrust Law, American Bar Association, 2007-2010
  • Editorial Chair, Antitrust Law Developments (Sixth), Section of Antitrust Law, American Bar Association
  • Co-chair, Committee on Books & Treatises, Section of Antitrust Law, American Bar Association, 2001-2004
  • Editorial Co-chair, Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments, Section of Antitrust Law, American Bar Association, 2000-2001
HONORS:
  • Recognized in the Competition/Antitrust category of the 2012, 2013, and 2014 editions of Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Selected as one of the "Top 10 U.S. Antitrust Defense Litigators" by Global Competition Review
  • Named among the "Top 25 Competition & Antitrust Practitioners" by Best of the Best USA, Legal Media Group
  • Named in the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 editions of The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists
  • Named in 2006-2013 editions of New York Super Lawyers
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ADMISSIONS:
  • State Bar of New York
  • Numerous U.S. District Courts
  • Numerous U.S. Courts of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Contact Information

1301 Avenue of the Americas
40th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone | 212-497-7758
Fax | 212-999-5899

Email | Jonathan Jacobsonjjacobson@wsgr.com

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