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  • Stanford University, B.A., public policy, with honors
  • Stanford University, M.S., engineering-economic systems & operations research
  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D. (2007)


  • California
  • New York
Robert B. McNary, Counsel Los Angeles
Phone: +1 213.443.5590
515 South Flower St., 40th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2201

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 for plaintiffs and defendants.

Rob has litigated multiple antitrust cases involving leading technology companies. He is currently representing a leading mobile telecommunications technology company in antitrust and licensing litigation over standards-essential patents. Rob has represented various global technology companies in antitrust litigation involving electronic components suppliers, including In re TFT-LCD (Flat Panel) Antitrust Litigation, In re Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation, In re Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation, and In re Resistors Antitrust Litigation. He has also represented a telecommunications company in litigation over the exclusive service provider relationship for iPhones, 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 also represents companies in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries in complex litigation involving antitrust and unfair competition law. He has defended an owner of nuclear pharmacies in federal antitrust litigation alleging violations of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act, and a national health care provider in federal antitrust litigation alleging monopolization and attempted monopolization. Before attending law school, Rob was a research analyst at the National Bureau of Economic Research, where 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 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 a past chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Antitrust and Unfair Business Practices Section and co-author of multiple publications of the ABA Antitrust Section, including handbooks of the Economics, Exemptions & Immunities and Trade, Sports, & Professional Associations Committees. Rob was also appointed as Young Lawyer Representative of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section Distribution & Franchising Committee for 2016-17, and he has served as Young Lawyer Representative for the Economics Committee and as Coordinator of the Section's Young Lawyer Representative program. He has also 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.

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.


Admitted to practice: California, New York

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