John Graubert is a partner in the firms Washington office. His wide-ranging antitrust and consumer law practice includes merger and non-merger government investigations and enforcement actions, private antitrust litigation, and counseling in the US and in conjunction with the firms counsel in Europe and Beijing. Mr. Graubert is also co-chair of the firms Advertising and Consumer Law practice group, and works with the firms Dodd-Frank Act Implementation team on matters concerning the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.From 1998-2008, Mr. Graubert served as Principal Deputy General Counsel and Acting General Counsel at the Federal Trade Commission. At the FTC, Mr. Graubert managed all litigation, legal counsel, policy studies, and administrative functions within the Office of General Counsel. He also advised the Commission and agency staff on antitrust and consumer protection matters and administrative law. He was involved in dozens of litigated matters for the Commission, including FTC v. Swedish Match, et al. (D.D.C. 2000) and FTC v. Schering-Plough, et al. (11th Cir. 2005). Mr. Graubert received the A. Leon Higginbotham Award and the Award for Distinguished Service.
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