John Roberti

Partner, Washington, D.C.

John Roberti

Partner, Washington, D.C.

John Roberti is a partner in Cohen & Gresser’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Antitrust & Competition group.

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 is involved in many of the most significant cartel matters in the United States. 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 recognized as a leading antitrust lawyer in Chambers USA, The Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal Competition. Client and peer commentary notes that he’s a “sharp guy with an impressive track record in the area” and 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.”

John hosts “Our Curious Amalgam,” the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section’s weekly podcast, and was awarded the ABA Antitrust Law Section Outstanding Performance Award for2020-2021.  John also is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and serves on non-profit boards supporting people with special needs, including Inclusive Movement and Dance, Inc., CHAT (formerly Center for Speech and Language Disorders) and Sports Plus, Inc.

John Roberti is a partner in Cohen & Gresser’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Antitrust & Competition group. John has…

Education

New York University School of Law (J.D. 1994); Brown University (B.A. 1991)

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia; New York State

Activities and Affiliations

Member, American Bar Association (Antitrust Law Section Leader)

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Founder and Secretary/Treasurer, Inclusive Movement and Dance, Inc.

Vice Chair, CHAT (formerly Center for Speech and Language Disorders)

Board Member, Sports Plus, Inc.

International law firm Cohen & Gresser today announced that prominent antitrust litigator John Roberti has joined the firm’s Antitrust practice as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. John’s arrival is part of the firm’s strategic expansion of its Antitrust & Competition capabilities and will strengthen its ability to provide strategic counsel in all aspects of antitrust litigation and investigations. He will work alongside distinguished antitrust litigators Melissa H Maxman and Ronald F Wick in Washington, D.C., to form a dynamic team of leading antitrust lawyers who are deeply entrenched in many of the most consequential antitrust matters ongoing in the U.S.
The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division is unlikely to be deterred by last week’s trial setbacks.
  • 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.
In this client alert, the authors summarize the recent setbacks, discuss the Division’s labor initiative, and conclude that more aggressive enforcement is on its way.
John Roberti spoke on a panel titled “What legislative changes, if any, are needed to modernize U.S. M&A antitrust policy?” at the GCR Live Merger Control conference.
John Roberti moderated a panel titled "Class Actions: An Emerging Global Divergence?” at the Fordham Competition Law Institute Annual Conference.
John Robert spoke on a panel titled “Self-preferencing: Anticompetitive Conduct or Efficient Business Practice?” at the Brazilian Institute for Competition Studies Annual Conference.
John Roberti spoke on a panel at the 2020 ABA Class Actions National (Virtual) Institute titled “Building the Best Firewall. Ethical Issues in Settlement Negotiations and Approval of Class Action Settlements.”
John Roberti spoke on a panel titled “The Future of Competition Class Actions after Godfrey” at the 2019 Canadian Bar Association Competition Law Fall Conference.
John Roberti spoke on a panel titled “Procedural Fairness and Antitrust–Enforcement Issues around the Globe and the ICN’s New Framework on Competition Agency Procedures” at the Tenth Annual Chicago Forum on International Antitrust.
John Roberti is the host of the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section’s weekly podcast, “Our Curious Amalgam,” commencing on August 14, 2019.
John Roberti moderated a panel titled “ACPERA in Civil Cases: The Cooperation Conundrum" at the 2018 ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting.
John Roberti speaks on a panel titled “The Role and Relevance of Exemptions and Immunities in U.S. Antitrust Law” at The United States Department of Justice Roundtable on Exemptions and Immunities from Antitrust Law.