Robert A. Lipstein, Senior Partner Washington, D.C.
rlipstein@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2630
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20004-2595

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Legal Service Management: Association of Corporate Counsel's Value Challenge Master Classes for law department/firm leaders on value-based fees, project and process management," (July 2010 to present). Faculty Member: Robert A. Lipstein.
  • "Is US Antitrust Enforcement Stifling Innovation?," Trends and Developments in Global Competition Law Annual Conference co-sponsored by The Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy and Crowell & Moring, Brussels (June 15, 2012). Moderator: Bo Vesterdorf, former President of the EU General Court; Panelists: Thomas Kramler, Deputy Head of Unit, Antitrust, IT, Internet and Consumer Electronics, DG COMP, European Commission; Mathew Heim, Seniro Director, Government Affairs & Counsel, Qualcomm Inc; Robert A. Lipstein.
  • "Antitrust Distribution: Up All Night: Distribution Risk as a Leading Cause of Insomnia," Crowell & Moring Product Risk Management Seminar (October 19, 2011). Moderator: Ryan Tisch. Panelists: Melanie Sabo (Federal Trade Commission); Laura Jones (Avaya); Sean-Paul Brankin; Robert Lipstein.
  • "Negotiating and Drafting Effective Alternative Fee Arrangements," ACI's 5th National Forum on Reducing Legal Costs (October 22, 2010). Co-Presenter: Robert A. Lipstein.
  • "Using Value-Based Billing To Align Outside Counsel and Client Incentives," National Constitutional Center (September 15, 2010). Presenter: Robert A. Lipstein.
  • "Project and Matter Management," Pilot Project on Value-Based Skills: Equipping the Next Generation of Latina Corporate Practice Leaders, presented by the ACC and the HNBA Commission on Status of Latinas in the Legal Profession (September 9, 2010). Presenter: Robert A. Lipstein.
  • Vertical Restraints, Trends and Developments in Global Competition Law Annual Conference co-sponsored by The Interdisciplinary Centre for Competition Law and Policy and Crowell & Moring, Brussels (May 7, 2010). Panelists: Peter Vandeginste, Head of Antitrust, Nestlé; Stephan Simon, Deputy Head of Antitrust Unit, Consumer Goods, Basic Industries, Agriculture and Manufacturing, DG COMP, European Commission; Jean-Louis Fourgoux, Partner, Fourgoux and Associaés; Chair, Panel: Robert A. Lipstein.
  • "What Happens When the FTC Calls: An Antitrust Primer for Retailers Focused on Pending Mall Consolidation," National Retail Tenants Association Webinar (March 23, 2010). Moderator: Gregory D. Call; Panelists: Robert A. Lipstein and Wm. Randolph Smith.
  • "Resale Price Maintenance Post-Leegin: Avoiding Anti-Competitive Conduct in an Uncertain Legal Environment," Strafford Publications Teleconference (October 14, 2009). Faculty Member: Robert A. Lipstein.
  • "Collaborate, Consolidate or Die?: Corporate Development and Antitrust Enforcement in a Global Economic Crisis," Crowell & Moring Webinar (September 22, 2009). Co-Presenters: Wm. Randolph Smith and Robert A. Lipstein.
  • "Resale Price Maintenance Post-Leegin: Avoiding Anti-Competitive Conduct in an Uncertain Legal Environment," Strafford Publications Teleconference (May 7, 2009). Faculty Member: Robert A. Lipstein.
  • "Antitrust Pitfalls in Internet Distribution: Minimizing Antitrust Risks in Manufacturer–Retailer E-Commerce Competition," Stafford Publications Teleconference (February 24, 2009). Faculty: Robert A. Lipstein.
  • "Antitrust and SSO Developments," 4th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute at USPTO (November 14, 2008). Co-Presenters: Jeffrey Blumenfeld and Robert A. Lipstein.
  • "Antitrust Update," ABA Corporate Counseling Committee Webinar (October 11, 2007). Presenters: Wm. Randolph Smith, Kent A. Gardiner, Jeane A. Thomas, Robert Lipstein, Christopher E. Ondeck, Bridget E. Calhoun, Daniel A. Sasse, Werner Berg and Thomas De Meese.


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In the News

  • Legal Fees Should Reflect 'Results Achieved
    August 16, 2012 — Bloomberg Law (videocast)

    Robert A. Lipstein, partner and chair of Crowell & Moring’s Finance and Contingent Fee Review Committees, is interviewed by Bloomberg Law about in-house counsels' growing demand for alternative fee arrangements or value-based billing options from their outside law firms.  Mr. Lipstein is also a co-chair of the firm’s Antitrust Group.

    Link to video posted here: YouTube post:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLYW8S4ilio


  • Lawyers React to Proposed New Merger Guidelines
    April 20, 2010 — Competition Law360

    Crowell & Moring LLP Antitrust Group partner and co-chair Robert A. Lipstein is featured for his comments on the potential impact of the proposed new guidelines released by United States antitrust regulators, outlining how deals between competitors are scrutinized by the agencies. According to Lipstein, "Given the initial set of questions posed by the agencies at the start of the guidelines revision process, the draft guidelines contain few surprises. As expected, the market share screens have been raised to more closely correspond with actual agency practice. At the same time, and also as expected, the draft guidelines downplay the importance of market definition in the merger review process, and emphasize that the agencies will apply a number of tests to assess more directly the competitive effects of transactions."

  • Steering Clear of Antitrust Pitfalls In IP Licensing
    April 13, 2010 — Intellectual Property Law360

    Crowell & Moring LLP Antitrust Group partner and co-chair Robert A. Lipstein talks about the international implications that lawyers should consider when drafting IP licenses for clients. One important consideration for IP licenses is the jurisdiction where the license will be in effect. According to Lipstein, "If you structure the license to comply only with the most lenient antitrust environment, you're likely to run into issues where enforcement is less lenient."

  • FTC's Intel Lawsuit To Test Scope of Agency's Antitrust Power
    December 17, 2009 — Dow Jones News Service/Wall Street Journal

    Robert A. Lipstein, partner and co-chair of Crowell & Moring LLP’s Antitrust Group, is featured in Dow Jones News Service for his thoughts on the Federal Trade Commission bringing its case against Intel Corp.. Instead of suing Intel in federal court for antitrust violations, the commission is bringing its case through an FTC administrative proceeding based on the Federal Trade Commission Act, which allows broader claims than federal antitrust law. A key provision of the act, known as Section 5, prohibits unfair methods of competition, and deceptive acts and practices in commerce.

  • Section 2 Roundtable
    July 31, 2009 — Global Competition Review

    Crowell & Moring LLP Antitrust Group co-chair and partner Robert A. Lipstein is featured as the moderator in Global Competition Review's roundtable on the future of Section 2 enforcement in the United States and how agencies across the world should approach some of the thorniest issues in competition enforcement today. Lipstein was joined by five other leading specialists.

  • "Practice Leader" Q&A with Crowell & Moring's Robert A. Lipstein
    July 29, 2009 — Competition Law360

    Robert A. Lipstein, partner with Crowell & Moring LLP and co-chair of the firm's Antitrust Group, is featured in a Competition Law360's "Practice Leader" Q&A on his practice, the complexity of his cases, and his most notable accomplishments as a lawyer.

  • Repealing Leegin Could Harm Consumers: Experts
    May 6, 2009 — Competition Law360

    Robert A. Lipstein, partner and co-chair of Crowell & Moring LLP's Antitrust Group, is featured for his comments on resale price agreements in the Leegin decision and the effort by Congress to pass a law repealing Leegin.

  • Magazine Companies Hit with Second Conspiracy Complaint
    March 12, 2009 — Global Competition Review

    Crowell & Moring LLP Antitrust Group partner Robert A. Lipstein is featured for his comments on the antitrust lawsuit filed by magazine wholesaler Anderson News against distributors and publishing companies in the New York district court.

  • FTC Releases Performance Report
    November 21, 2008 — Global Competition Review

    Crowell & Moring Antitrust Group partner Robert A. Lipstein is featured for his comments on the Federal Trade Commission’s 2008 performance and accountability report. The annual report reviews the commission's work over the year and assesses its performance against pre-set targets.

  • American Lawyer's Big Deals: Reed Elsevier/ChoicePoint
    June 20, 2008 — American Lawyer

    Crowell & Moring is featured in the American Lawyer's "Big Deals" column for the firm's work on Reed Elsevier’s agreement to buy ChoicePoint Inc. for $4.1 billion. Led by Crowell & Moring partner and vice-chair of the firm’s Antitrust Group, Robert A. Lipstein, along with counsel Michael Van Arsdall, the firm represented Reed Elsevier on antitrust matters surrounding the deal. Pending approval from shareholders and regulators, the deal is expected to be finalized in the summer of 2008.

  • Caution Required in a Post-Leegin World: Experts
    May 22, 2008 — Competition Law 360

    Crowell & Moring partner, and vice-chair of the Antitrust Group, Robert A. Lipstein is featured in Competition Law360 for his comments on the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Leegin Creative Leather Products Inc. v. PSKS Inc. The decision gave manufacturers the power to set a minimum price retailers must charge.


Firm News & Announcements

Nov.14.2013 Crowell & Moring Antitrust Group Featured in Global Competition Review's 14th Edition "GCR 100" in D.C. and New York
Sep.03.2013 The Best Lawyers In America 2014 Recognizes 41 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
Sep.01.2013 Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 64 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
Jun.01.2013 26 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Recognized by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2013
Dec.03.2012 Crowell & Moring Antitrust Group Featured in Global Competition Review's 13th Edition "GCR 100" in D.C. and New York
Sep.04.2012 The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Recognizes 44 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
Jun.07.2012 Chambers USA Ranks 45 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 18 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Feb.01.2012 Crowell & Moring Antitrust Group Featured in Global Competition Review's "GCR 100" and "New York's Finest" Special Reports
Oct.05.2011 Crowell & Moring Consumer Product Safety Seminar to Feature Senator Mark Pryor and Other Key Government Officials
Aug.30.2011 The Best Lawyers in America 2012 Recognizes 43 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
Jun.10.2011 Chambers USA Ranks Crowell & Moring Attorneys and Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
Aug.03.2010 The Best Lawyers in America 2011 Recognizes 44 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
Jun.11.2010 Chambers USA Ranks 42 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 14 Practice Areas as Among Best In Class
Nov.11.2009 Crowell & Moring Wins Financial Times "Innovative Lawyers Award" For Alternative Fee Arrangements
Jun.13.2008 Chambers USA Ranks 33 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 13 Practice Areas as Among Best In Class
Sep.11.2007 The Best Lawyers in America 2008 Recognizes 34 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
Oct.27.2005 Crowell & Moring LLP Client SBC Communications Inc. Receives Clearance From U.S. Department of Justice For Merger With AT&T
Dec.17.2004 Best Lawyers Guide Recognizes Four Crowell & Moring Attorneys
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