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Jonathan Jacobson

Jonathan Jacobson

Jonathan Jacobson is a partner in the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s New York office, and the Chair-Elect of the Section of 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, 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 argued the closely followed Vitamin C appeal, securing a 2016 Second Circuit decision reversing the $150 million judgment below and dismissing the case on international comity grounds. 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. Now Chair-Elect of the ABA’s Section of Antitrust Law, he 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 SingleFirm 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,” 89 St. John’s Law Review 101 (2015) and “Another Take on the Relevant Welfare Standard for Antitrust,” The Antitrust Source, August 2015.

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May 1, 2017

ABA Section of Antitrust Law Spring Meeting 2017: What’s Coming Up Next Year in the ABA Antitrust Section?

Jon Jacobson, who will chair the ABA Section of Antitrust Law in 2017, shares information about upcoming programing opportunities and task forces that he’s initiating.