1500 K Street, N.W.
Robert A. Skitol is a senior partner in the
Antitrust Practice Group within the firm's Litigation Department.
He has over 35 years' experience in all facets of antitrust and
trade regulation, and with a particular focus on antitrust aspects
of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. He is a former Attorney-Advisor
to the Chairman of the FTC and former Special Assistant to the
Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection.
Bob has litigated major antitrust cases, guided numerous mergers,
acquisitions, and joint ventures through intensive antitrust reviews
at the FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice, and has coordinated
multinational antitrust reviews of several major transnational
transactions. He has represented clients in both FTC and Department
of Justice antitrust investigations, and has provided in-depth
counseling with regard to antitrust and related ramifications
of proposed collaborations, distribution and pricing arrangements.
Major clients that Bob has represented include Hewlett-Packard
Company, Agilent Technologies, Inc., ABB Inc., James Hardie Industries,
Philips Medical Systems, The Stroh Brewery Company, Schindler
Elevator Corporation and Susquehanna Broadcasting Company.
Bob served as a special consultant on competition policy to the
Government of Jamaica, participated in drafting the Jamaica Competition
Act and has advised the Jamaican authorities on the development
of an effective competition policy enforcement regime.
In General. Bob received his undergraduate degree
magna cum laude from Hobart College in 1967 and graduated
from New York University Law School in 1970 Order of the Coif.
He has written and lectured extensively in the antitrust
and trade regulation field. He co-authored the book entitled Mergers
in the New Antitrust Era, published 1985, contributed to
Business Opportunities in the United States, 1991, and
founded and co-edited International Merger Law, a monthly
journal. He has been a frequent contributor of articles to the
ABA Antitrust Law Journal, the ABA Antitrust Source and other
publications. He is a member of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law
(past Co-Chair of the Computer Industry Committee), the DC Bar
Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee (past Chairman), and
a member of the Board of Directors of The American Antitrust Institute.