2 June 2004 – LAWFUEL – International law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer today announced that Robert S. Schlossberg will join its Washington office as a partner in the antitrust, competition and trade (ACT) group.
Mr Schlossberg joins from Morgan Lewis & Bockius where he has been one of the leaders of that firm’s antitrust department. He brings to Freshfields more than 20 years of Washington antitrust experience with a special expertise in merger counseling and the Hart-Scott-Rodino merger review process, including the review of multi-jurisdictional transactions.
‘Bob’s reputation and experience supplements the strong reputation and experience of our existing US, Asian and European antitrust partners, adding important scale and scope to our practice. We are delighted that an individual of such standing will be joining our international team,’ said Frank Montag, co-global head of Freshfields’ ACT practice.
Added co-global head of ACT Deirdre Trapp, ‘Demand for our services in Washington has grown phenomenally since the practice’s launch two years ago. We are very pleased to be joined by a partner of Bob’s calibre who can help us capitalise on that and further expand the practice.’
M.J. Moltenbrey, partner in Freshfields’ Washington ACT practice, said, ‘We are delighted – both professionally and personally – that Bob has agreed to join us. We look forward to working with him to further build our US and international antitrust practices.’
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer launched its US antitrust practice in May 2002 with the appointment to partnership of Paul Yde and M.J. Moltenbrey in Washington, supported by the secondment of partner Alan Ryan from the Brussels office. They joined an existing international group of more than more than 250 antitrust, competition and trade specialists based in sixteen countries. Freshfields’ ACT practice is one of the world’s largest and is widely recognised to be at the forefront of antitrust and competition law.
Bob Schlossberg, 46, graduated from the George Washington University National Law Center in 1982, where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. After a one-year clerkship with the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, he joined Morgan Lewis & Bockius where he was made partner in 1990. Mr Schlossberg’s practice covers the full range of antitrust counselling with a particular focus on merger control.
He is Vice-Chair of the M&A Committee of the ABA Antitrust Section and editor of the 2004 ABA Antitrust Section treatise on US merger law. Global Counsel has identified him as a Highly Recommended antitrust practitioner.