J. Robert Robertson

Hogan Lovells, Washington, DC

Robby is partner at Hogan Lovells, and his practice primarily focuses on antitrust, consumer protection, and commercial litigation. He is the former Chief Trial Counsel for the Bureau of Competition of the Federal Trade Commission where he focused on competition matters involving the cruise line, pharmaceutical, and computer industries. While a partner at another major law firm, Robby had dozens of antitrust and commercial trials before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and arbitration panels in the automotive, high tech, healthcare, and energy industries. He also represented clients in numerous investigations before the FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. Prior to attending law school, Robby served more than 10 years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Recently, he was the lead counsel for LabCorp in FTC v. Laboratory Corporation of America, in which the U.S. District Court denied the FTC’s motion for a preliminary injunction to bar LabCorp’s integration of the assets of Westcliff Laboratories. Robby was also lead trial counsel for defendants in United States v. H&R Block, et al., a merger case, in which the U.S. District Court granted an injunction. He is the recipient of the FTC’s Award for Distinguished Service. Robby wrote the editor’s notes for “The Antimonopoly Law of The People’s Republic of China” and “The Law of Vertical Restraints in Franchise Cases and Summary Adjudication” in the Antitrust Law Journal.