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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 many high-profile antitrust litigations, investigations, trials, and appeals.

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, TradeComet, and myTriggers cases; defended Netflix in In re Online DVD Rental Antitrust Litigation, and Live Nation and Clear Channel in Heerwagen v. Clear Channel, In re Live Concert Antitrust Litigation, and It's My Party v. Live Nation. He also co-authored the brief for the respondents in the important Supreme Court case Eastman Kodak v. Image Technical Services. He currently serves 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. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the ABA's Section of Antitrust Law, having previously served as an Officer, Council member, and in several other Antitrust Section positions, including editorial chair of Antitrust Law Developments (6th ed.).

Jonathan was a presenter in the DOJ/FTC Intellectual Property Hearings, the DOJ/FTC Single-Firm Conduct Hearings, the DOJ/FTC Merger Guideline Workshops, the DOJ/FTC Most Favored Nations Clause Workshop, and the DOJ/FTC Conditional Pricing Practices Workshop. He 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. His recent papers include "Exclusionary Conduct in Antitrust," 88 St. John's Law Review (forthcoming 2015) and "Another Take on the Relevant Welfare Standard for Antitrust," The Antitrust Source, August 2015. 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.

  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Google
  • Live Nation
  • The Nielsen Company
  • Netflix
  • 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
  • Commissioner, Antitrust Modernization Commission, U.S. Congress, 2002-2007
  • Officer, Section of Antitrust Law, American Bar Association, 2010-present
  • 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
  • Recognized as an Antitrust "Litigation Star" in the 2013-2015 editions of Benchmark Litigation
  • Selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America
  • Named "Litigator of the Week" by Global Competition Review in February 2015
  • Recognized in the Competition/Antitrust category of the Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business editions from 2012-present
  • 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 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business editions from 2008-present
  • Selected for inclusion in The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists editions from 2008-present
  • Named in the New York Super Lawyers editions from 2006-present
  • State Bar of New York
  • Numerous U.S. District Courts
  • Numerous U.S. Courts of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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Phone | 212-497-7758
Fax | 212-999-5899

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