Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, CA – February 5, 2013… Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that J. Thomas Rosch, who recently completed his term as a Commissioner of the US Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), has returned to the firm as Of Counsel in the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Practice Group within the Litigation Department. He will reside in the firm’s Washington, D.C. and San Francisco offices.
Rosch is a preeminent practitioner in the areas of antitrust and trade regulation law. He returns to Latham, where he was partner from 1994 to 2005, prior to his confirmation to the FTC in January 2006. He has 40 years of experience in competition law and led more than 100 federal and state court antitrust cases. At the FTC, Rosch played a key role in revitalizing the Commission’s litigation efforts, particularly in relation to merger enforcement.
At Latham, Rosch will consult on a range of issues and across global markets. In addition to his US expertise, Rosch has deep experience and insights in European and Asian markets.
“We are delighted to welcome our friend and colleague Tom Rosch back to Latham. His legal expertise is unrivaled, and we know him to be trusted adviser to clients and a generous colleague,” said Christopher Yates, Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Practice Group.
Sean Berkowitz, Chair of Latham’s global Litigation Department, added: “As the world has become more complex in merger control and conduct analysis – more than 100 countries have antitrust laws, and many of those enforcement regimes routinely collaborate on investigations – Tom brings unique insights from his years as a practitioner and as an FTC Commissioner. We are excited to offer such insights to our clients and attorneys.”
Tom Rosch said: “I am excited about returning to Latham to work with my long-time colleagues and rising stars. I look forward to sharing my experiences and knowledge with old and new clients, while helping Latham to continue to build a market-leading antitrust practicee.”
With more than 120 attorneys, Latham’s Antirust & Competition Practice Group combines market-leading local expertise with broad experience in providing seamless, integrated service and counsel across borders. Teaming with colleagues around the world, Latham lawyers live and work in the world’s major antitrust jurisdictions and have first-hand experience working in dozens of other countries.
During his prior tenure at Latham, Rosch served as the managing partner of the firm’s San Francisco office and successfully tried leading antitrust cases for a wide range of clients including Oracle Corporation, Chronicle Publishing Company, McKesson Corporation and others.
In 2003, Mr. Rosch was honored as “Antitrust Lawyer of the Year” by the California State Bar Antitrust Section. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers for more than 20 years and has been the Chair of both the California Bar Association and American Bar Association’s Antitrust Sections. He served as the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection director from 1973 to 1975, and was a member of the Special Committee to Study the Role of the FTC in 1989.
Rosch received his LLB from Harvard University in 1965 and was a Knox Fellow at Cambridge in 1962.
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