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14 May 2014

​Allen & Overy announced today that John Roberti has joined the firm's global antitrust practice as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office.

This key appointment is in line with the firm's goal to have a market leading global antitrust practice.

Prior to the appointment, John was at Mayer Brown LLP and has previously served as an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). He brings substantial agency and private practice experience to Allen & Overy. John represents clients in all aspects of government and private antitrust litigation. He has handled high-profile trials and litigation in both private practice and during his tenure with the FTC, including representing the pioneer pharmaceutical company in the FTC’s investigation that became the landmark case on pay-for-delay settlements, Federal Trade Commission et al v. Actavis, Inc. et al, U.S. Supreme Court Docket. No. 12-416 (2013); In Re: Androgel Antitrust Litigation (No. II), 1:09-md-02084-TWT (N.D. Ga.)

John's practice also includes defending clients in non-public investigations involving antitrust, consumer protection and privacy matters. He has successfully advocated before the FTC and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in matters involving consummated mergers, alleged price signaling, false advertising and discriminatory lending. John also regularly represents companies in global merger transactions. He coordinates global merger strategies for clients, including representing clients before the U.S. competition agencies.

Allen & Overy has successfully grown its antitrust offering to include attorneys with extensive experience with the DOJ and FTC. In July 2012, John Terzaken, the former Director of Criminal Enforcement of the DOJ, Antitrust Division, joined the Washington, D.C. office to head the U.S. cartel practice. With the arrival of John Roberti, Allen & Overy has bolstered its ability to represent clients in large-scale cartel, merger and civil litigation matters, as well as consumer protection and privacy investigations in front of the DOJ and FTC, and related civil litigation and counseling.

Elaine Johnston, head of the U.S. antitrust practice and co-head of the global antitrust practice, said, "John brings outstanding experience and adds critical FTC expertise to our global antitrust offering and boosts the development of our flagship practice in Washington, D.C."

David Krischer, U.S. managing partner, said, "We are excited about the addition of John to our leading global antitrust practice. When we opened our Washington, D.C. office in July 2011, our ambition was to recruit high-caliber laterals to grow our U.S. practice in key strategic areas to meet our U.S. and global clients' needs. John is a great example of the successful integration of that strategy and we are delighted to welcome him to the firm."

John received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law, and his B.A. from Brown University.
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