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Jonathan M. Jacobson

Jonathan Jacobson is a partner in the New York office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he practices antitrust law. He has taken a lead role in many significant antitrust matters over his 30-year career.

Among other cases, Jonathan was lead counsel for Coca-Cola in 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 Clear Channel in Heerwagen v. Clear Channel, and co-authored the brief for the respondents in the important Supreme Court case, Eastman Kodak v. Image Technical Services. His recent cases include the defense of Coca-Cola in Harmar Bottling Co. v. Coca-Cola Co., the defense of Google in KinderStart.com v. Google and Person v. Google, and the defense of American Express in the Marcus and Ross litigations.

Jonathan was appointed by Congress in 2002 to serve on the Antitrust Modernization Commission, which is dedicated to studying the nation's antitrust laws and considering potential changes. He also is the editorial chair of the American Bar Association's Antitrust Law Developments and has chaired a number of ABA Antitrust Section committees. 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 most recent paper, co-authored with Scott Sher, is "No Economic Sense " Makes No Sense For Exclusive Dealing, 73 Antitrust L.J. 779 (2006).