Jonathan M. Jacobson

Jonathan Jacobson is a partner in the firm's New York office, where he practices antitrust law. Considered one of the country's preeminent antitrust litigators, Jonathan has taken a lead role in many high-profile antitrust litigations, investigations, trials, and appeals.

Among other noteworthy representations, Jonathan has served as lead counsel for Coca-Cola in several cases, including 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 Google in the KinderStart, Person, TradeComet, and myTriggers cases; defended Netflix in In re Online DVD Rental Antitrust Litigation, and Live Nation and Clear Channel in Heerwagen v. Clear Channel and In re Live Concert Antitrust Litigation. He also co-authored the brief for the respondents in the important Supreme Court case Eastman Kodak v. Image Technical Services. He currently serves as lead counsel in several major antitrust litigations.

Jonathan was appointed by Congress to serve on the Antitrust Modernization Commission, responsible for reviewing and recommending potential changes to the nation's antitrust laws, which issued its report in April 2007. He currently serves as the Committee Officer of the ABA's Section of Antitrust Law, having previously served as Publications Officer and as a member of the Antitrust Section's Council. He also served as the editorial chair of Antitrust Law Developments (6th ed.) and in several other Antitrust Section positions.

Jonathan was a presenter in the DOJ/FTC Intellectual Property Hearings, the DOJ/FTC Single-Firm Conduct Hearings, the DOJ/FTC Merger Guideline Workshops, the DOJ/FTC Most Favored Nations Clause Workshop, and the DOJ/FTC Conditional Pricing Practices Workshop. 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 recent papers include "Twenty-Five Years of Access Denials," 27 Antitrust 50 (Fall 2012), and "Monopsony 2013: Still Not Truly Symmetric," The Antitrust Source, December 2013.

Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Jonathan was a partner in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's New York office, where he co-chaired the firm's national antitrust practice. He also has been a partner at Coudert Brothers and Lord, Day & Lord.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Antitrust, 2) Litigation and 3) Global Generics
Law School Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1976)
Education Columbia University (A.B., 1973)
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
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