Rob McNary is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group in the Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on antitrust and complex commercial litigation. Recent representations include corporate client recovery actions against a price-fixing cartel among LCD panel suppliers, a Section 1 and Section 2 case against an owner of nuclear pharmacies, and a class action antitrust case involving AT&T's iPhone. He has also represented a global financial services company in patent litigation brought by a primary competitor and a leading technology company in a trade secrets matter following the hiring of an employee by a competitor.
Rob is experienced with cases requiring testimony from multiple economic and technical experts, and he has supported experts offering testimony in antitrust and intellectual property cases. His recent experience includes assisting experts on reports, preparing experts for deposition and cross-examining opposing experts. He also enjoys counseling clients on trial strategy relating to expert testimony, and preparing expert witnesses for trial testimony.
Rob is actively involved in antitrust bar associations. He is chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Antitrust and Unfair Business Practices Section for 2013-14, and co-author of multiple publications of the ABA Antitrust Section, including handbooks of the Exemptions & Immunities and Trade, Sports, & Professional Associations Committees. Rob was also appointed as coordinator of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section Young Lawyer Representative program for 2013-14. He has served as an articles editor for the journal, Competition, the official publication of the California State Bar Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section, and as a member of the Young Lawyers Division Advisory Committee for the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Los Angeles Chapter. Rob has also been recognized as a "Southern California Super Lawyer - Rising Star" in Antitrust Litigation.
Rob received his B.A., public policy, and M.S., engineering-economic systems & operations research, from Stanford University. At Stanford, he was awarded the Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research for his econometric analysis of telecommunications competition regulation. He earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a student fellow in law and economics, studying antitrust law and economics and completing price theory and industrial organization coursework in the economics department. During law school, Rob was a summer associate at an economic litigation consulting firm, where he supported economic and financial experts testifying in antitrust and securities litigation.
Before attending law school, Rob was a corporate finance analyst at J.P. Morgan Chase and a research analyst at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His economic research work focused on health care economics, supporting studies on the effects of cardiac specialty hospitals and integrated cardiac care diagnosis and treatment on the cost and quality of medical care.
Rob is admitted to practice law in California and New York. Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, he was an associate at another international law firm, where he worked primarily on complex multi-district litigation. Since moving to California from the East Coast, Rob has completed marathons in San Francisco, Big Sur, Napa, Chicago, Orange County, and Los Angeles.
Admitted to practice: California, New York
"Merger Enforcement - The California Difference," Competition, The Journal of the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law Section of the State Bar of California, Vol. 22, No. 2
Co-Authors: Robert B. McNary and Marisa E. Adelson.
Client Alerts & Newsletters
"Much-Anticipated Decision On Rates To License Standard Essential Patents Issues,"
(April 30, 2013).
Contacts: Mark A. Klapow, John S. Gibson, M. Brinkley Tappan, Robert B. McNary.
"FTC and DOJ Issue Final Version of Revised Merger Guidelines,"
Antitrust Law Alert
(August 20, 2010).
Contacts: Wm. Randolph Smith, Robert A. Lipstein, Shawn R. Johnson, Robert B. McNary.
"FTC Settles Charges That Intel Violated Section 5 of the FTC Act,"
(August 4, 2010).
Contacts: Robert A. Lipstein, Michael G. Van Arsdall, Robert B. McNary, Andrew Slade.
"California Supreme Court Rejects "Pass-on" Defense for Antitrust Damages,"
Antitrust Law Alert
(July 13, 2010).
Contacts: Beatrice B. Nguyen, Daniel A. Sasse, Robert B. McNary, Chahira Solh.
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