John Roberti is a partner in Cohen & Gresser’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Litigation and Antitrust & Competition groups.
John has over 25 years of experience advising clients on a variety of complex antitrust issues, including high-profile litigation and investigations, and is an alumnus of the Federal Trade Commission. He is a leading cartel class action lawyer and represents both plaintiffs and defendants in all manners of antitrust claims. He also regularly represents clients before the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as advising corporate clients on building and evaluating antitrust compliance programs.
John is regularly recognized as a leading antitrust lawyer in Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal Competition, and by Benchmark Litigation as a Litigation Star. He has also been recognized by Lawdragon in the publication’s 2023 list of 500 Leading Litigators in America. The Legal 500 describes John as a “class action heavyweight” and notes that he “provides extremely practical hands-on competition law advice. Rare in the industry!” Client and peer commentary describes John as a “sharp guy with an impressive track record in the area” and notes that he’s “always finding the perfect balance between pragmatic solutions while sticking to ethics and high-value standards.” John “not only understands the technical complexities of the field, but his experience allows him to apply practical skills in forecasting, at the inception of the case, the probable outcome and developing a game plan to achieve or better it.” It has been further noted that “his work is very creative, he’s a good thinker and he’s good with clients” and that he “provides practical, to-the-point, business-savvy advice. He knows what he’s talking about, takes risk appetite into account and is simply a great person to work with.”
John is the Technology Officer for the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section. Prior to being named Technology Officer, he founded and hosted the Antitrust Section’s Podcast, Our Curious Amalgam. John also is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and serves on non-profit boards supporting people with special needs, including CHAT (formerly Center for Speech and Language Disorders), where he serves as the Board Chair, and Inclusive Movement and Dance, Inc.
John Roberti is a partner in Cohen & Gresser’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Litigation and Antitrust & Competition groups.…
New York University School of Law (J.D. 1994); Brown University (B.A. 1991)
District of Columbia; New York State
Activities and Affiliations
Technology Officer, American Bar Association (Antitrust Law Section Leader)
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Board Chair, CHAT (formerly Center for Speech and Language Disorders)
Founder and Secretary, Inclusive Movement and Dance, Inc.
Represent a group of consumers in mass arbitration related to application of an MFN by a dominant online platform.
Represent a pharmaceuticals company in regard to an alleged pay for delay scheme in In Re Namenda MDL.
Represent an electronics manufacturer with regard to a multi- jurisdictional litigation in In Re Lithium Ion Batteries MDL.
Represent an electronics manufacturer regarding multi- jurisdictional litigation in In Re Cathode Ray Tubes MDL.
Represent a seafood company concerning multi-jurisdictional litigation in In Re Packaged Seafood MDL.
Represent the world’s largest auto parts manufacturer in multi- jurisdictional litigation in In Re Auto Parts MDL.Read More
Represent an innovative technology company as a complainant and witness concerning anticompetitive conduct by a competitor.
Represent an association of health care providers concerning anticompetitive conduct by payers.
Represent an entertainment company concerning an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission.
Represent a global chemical company concerning their criminal and civil antitrust government investigations in the United States.
Represent an individual concerning a criminal antitrust investigation involving alleged bid rigging in the energy sector.
Compliance and Advice
Represent a privately held retail and energy company regarding the acquisition of a competitor.
Advised a direct marketing company on compliance with consumer protection and fair competition laws.
Represent a large private company with regard to its acquisition of a distributor.
Advised a retail company with regard to compliance and information sharing associated with a joint venture involving a competitor.
Represent a major manufacturing company to design and build and global compliance program for competition, with a particular focus on both cartel and unilateral conduct.
Provide advice to a major US-based technology company regarding the use of data to predict compliance risks and needs.
• Mark S. Cohen – Commercial Litigation, including Real Estate, Antitrust, and White Collar
• Melissa H. Maxman – Litigation, including White Collar and Antirust
• John Roberti – Antitrust & Competition Law, including Litigation
• Ronald F. Wick – Antitrust & Competition Litigation
Lawdragon is a legal media company providing news content and editorial features, including guides to the nation’s leading lawyers. This is Lawdragon’s first guide dedicated to attorneys principally representing corporations and other organizations in litigating claims involving Antitrust, Securities, Financial, M&A, Intellectual Property and Patents, Product Liability, Mass Tort, White Collar, Government Investigations, and Energy disputes.
Melissa Maxman serves as the Co-Chair of the Exemptions and Immunities Committee, which addresses judicially created immunities and serves as a resource for information on the scope of antitrust laws. She also serves as a Vice Chair for the Podcast Programming Committee, where she serves as a frequent host of the ABA’s Antitrust Law Section’s podcast, Our Curious Amalgam.
John Roberti is serving as the Technology Officer for the ABA’s Antitrust Law Section. As one of 15 Section officers, John serves on the Antitrust Section’s cabinet and is responsible for integrating technology solutions into the mission of the Section.
Ron Wick is Vice Chair of the Antitrust-Consumer Protection Law Daily Digest Committee, which publishes a daily compendium of antitrust and consumer protection news from around the world to keep the Section's membership apprised of development and analysis in their field.
About Cohen & Gresser: Cohen & Gresser is an international law firm with offices in New York, Paris, Washington, DC, and London. We have an outstanding record of success in high-stakes and high-profile litigation, investigations, and transactional work for our clients, including major financial institutions and companies across the world. Our attorneys have superb credentials, and are committed to providing the efficiency and personal service of a boutique law firm along with the quality and attention to detail that are the hallmarks of the best firms in the world. The firm has been recognized in a wide range of publications, including Chambers and The Legal 500.
Benchmark Litigation provides law firm and lawyer rankings based on extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients, as well as analysis of the market’s most important cases and firm developments.
Roberti joins a distinguished group of lawyers and other professionals who, according to WWL, “are worthy of special mention owing not only to their vast expertise and experience advising on some of the world’s most significant and cutting-edge legal matters, but also their ability to innovate, inspire, and go above and beyond to deliver for their clients.” Cohen & Gresser is one of only a handful of midsize law firms in the U.S. to be recognized in the Competition category.
Who’s Who Legal is an organization that identifies the foremost legal practitioners and consulting experts in business law based on comprehensive, independent research. The individuals featured in the guide obtained the largest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel, and other market sources.
The guide highlights C&G’s “elite group of practitioners” and use of advanced machine learning techniques and notes that the firm “handle[s] cases that are every bit as complex and challenging as big, national law firms.” Commentators noted that the firm “punches way above its weight” in litigation and investigation matters.
C&G Co-Founder Mark S Cohen is one of only two lawyers in the United States to be recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in both Securities Litigation: Defense and Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense. Commentary from The Legal 500 recognizes Mark as a “top-tier advocate” who is “at the top of the profession” and “can litigate with the best of them.”
For the first time, C&G’s Antitrust practice has been recognized in Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense for its handling of class action cases concerning allegations of cartel behavior, monopolization, and other exclusionary conducts. The Legal 500 cites the leadership of Melissa H Maxman and the addition of “heavyweight” lawyer John Roberti as key reasons for the practice’s recognition.
C&G is again recognized in the Advice to Individuals and Advice to Corporates categories of the Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense section. The Legal 500 commentary notes that the practice is led by “partners with deep experience who obtain excellent results for clients” and is “well placed to handle transatlantic cases” with offices in New York, Paris, and London, and has “particular expertise in financial crime, antitrust enforcement, public corruption, and tax issues.”
The guide has also recognized C&G once again in the General Commercial Disputes category, praising the practice for showing the “discipline and focus necessary to win a case.” Testimonials from the guide highlight the team’s ability to “handle large and complex matters” with “experienced people, good judgment,” and “better use of technology.”
For the 10th consecutive year, C&G has been recognized in the Securities Litigation: Defense category for the firm’s “expertise in the financial services sector” and “recognized trial expertise” in cross-border and domestic securities litigation and enforcement proceedings. The Legal 500 emphasizes the team’s “strong practitioners” and “attentiveness to clients” in the 2022 guide.
- Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense
- Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Individuals
- Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense: Advice to Corporates
- General Commercial Disputes
- Securities Litigation: Defense
Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense
- Melissa H Maxman
- John Roberti
- Ronald F Wick
- Jonathan S Abernethy
- Jason Brown
- Mark S Cohen
- S Gale Dick
- Jeffrey I Lang
- Melissa H Maxman
- Reggie Schafer
- Mark S Cohen
- S Gale Dick
- Lawrence T Gresser
- Melissa H Maxman
- Daniel H Tabak
- Jonathan S Abernethy
- Mark S Cohen
- S Gale Dick
- Lawrence T Gresser
The Legal 500 analyzes the capabilities of law firms across the world. Its rankings “highlight the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.”
C&G’s Commercial Litigation practice is once again ranked in Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded. The practice is recognized for being “regularly sought after by individuals and corporates for representation in securities class actions and derivative matters, as well as various shareholder and product litigation.” Clients note that the team is comprised of “litigators that you don’t want to mess with” and is one that “you can rely on.”
C&G’s White Collar Defense & Regulation practice is ranked in Chambers USA for the ninth consecutive year. The practice maintains its position as one of the “Elite” firms in Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations. Chambers highlights the practice’s “talented pool of litigators with a wealth of government experience” and its “international presence” as key reasons for its continued ranking. Commentary from the guide notes that the practice is “a substantial player in the New York white-collar world” that has “burst onto the scene with strong former prosecutors” and “good results for their clients.”
- Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
- Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: The Elite
District of Columbia
Antitrust: Litigation Specialists
Litigation: General Commercial
- The consent decrees allow the private equity fund JAB Consumer Partners SCA SICAR's National Veterinary Associates to close two recent deals with some divestitures but also impose a series of strict prior notice requirements that are unprecedented in their breadth.
- The announcements come a month after the confirmation of a fifth commissioner that gave the Democrats a 3-2 majority on the FTC.
- As long as Democrats control the majority, private equity firms should be prepared for additional scrutiny and be cognizant of other competition issues that may impact them.
- Juries acquitted two sets of defendants of antitrust claims involving labor markets.
- The Antitrust Division will continue to pursue labor cases and has three more trials pending.
- The Division is willing to accept some losses in trials as a cost of taking a more aggressive enforcement position.
- Antitrust & Competition