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 regularly 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.” It has been further noted that “his work is very creative, he’s a good thinker and he’s good with clients.”

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 has been recognized in The Legal 500 United States 2022 guide for “bringing excitement and innovation to the practice of law.” The 2022 guide recognizes more C&G lawyers and practice areas than ever before, including a 58% increase in individual attorney recommendations and new rankings at the practice and “Leading Lawyer” levels.

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.

Recognized Practices:

  • 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
Recognized Individuals:

Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions: Defense

  • Melissa H Maxman
  • John Roberti
  • Ronald F Wick
Corporate Investigations and White-Collar Criminal Defense

  • Jonathan S Abernethy
  • Jason Brown
  • Mark S Cohen
  • S Gale Dick
  • Jeffrey I Lang
  • Melissa H Maxman
  • Reggie Schafer
General Commercial Disputes

  • Mark S Cohen
  • S Gale Dick
  • Lawrence T Gresser
  • Melissa H Maxman
  • Daniel H Tabak
Securities Litigation: Defense

  • Jonathan S Abernethy
  • Mark S Cohen
  • S Gale Dick
  • Lawrence T Gresser
About The Legal 500:

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.”

International law firm Cohen & Gresser received high praise in the Chambers USA 2022 guide for its “best-in-class service” and “first class work.” Chambers highlights the firm’s responsiveness, reliability, and trial capabilities as key drivers of its success. Clients note that the firm is “highly responsive,” “incredibly easy to work with,” and “always delivers outstanding results.”

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.”

Ranked Departments:

  • Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded
  • Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations: The Elite
Ranked Lawyers:

District of Columbia

Antitrust: Litigation Specialists

New York

Litigation: General Commercial

Litigation: Securities Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations  
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.