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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.