Washington, District Of Columbia 20006-6807
Chong is an antitrust partner based in Ropes & Gray’s Washington, D.C. office. Chong has nearly 25 years of experience as an antitrust counselor, litigator and trial lawyer, including five years as a senior attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition, Anticompetitive Practices Division. Chong’s antitrust practice focuses on high-stakes matters, including litigation, representation in government regulatory proceedings and investigations, and counseling. He has first-chaired bench and jury trials in federal and state courts and has substantial experience in class action litigation and government enforcement actions. Chong also has significant experience representing clients in proceedings initiated by the FTC, DOJ and the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition including third party subpoenas, Second Requests, merger investigations, “gun jumping” compliance investigations and divestiture proceedings.
Chong has extensive experience in cases involving the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property, having litigated numerous cases involving issues of standards abuse and the alleged wrongful procurement and enforcement of patents for unfair competitive advantage. He has represented high technology companies in connection with investigations relating to the enforcement and licensing of standards-essential patents before the EU and US antitrust agencies and has counseled clients on patent pooling, licensing and consortium activities. Chong also has represented health care and pharmaceutical companies in numerous antitrust investigations and lawsuits.
During his five years with the FTC, Chong served as lead managing attorney and co-lead trial counsel in the FTC’s landmark standard-setting investigation and litigation, In re Union Oil Company (“Unocal”). As a result of his efforts on the Unocal case, Chong received the FTC’s Award for Superior Service. Also while at the FTC, Chong assisted in investigations across divisions, including merger, compliance, and health care investigations.
Chong has represented companies as both plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust lawsuits. His clients come from diverse business sectors including technology, health care, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, manufacturing, financial services, food and beverage, and oil and gas.
|Areas of Practice||1) Antitrust, 2) Antitrust Litigation, 3) Health Care Antitrust, 4) Intellectual Property / Antitrust, 5) Criminal Antitrust, 6) Litigation, 7) Intellectual Property, 8) Class Actions, 9) Government Enforcement / White Collar Crime and 10) Intellectual Property Litigation|
|Law School||Stanford Law School (J.D.,1992)|
|Education||Yale University (B.A.,1987)|
|Bar Member / Association||District of Columbia State Bar Associations,California State Bar Associations|
|Most recent firm||Ropes & Gray LLP|
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