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Jonathan Jacobson

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Jonathan Jacobson practices antitrust law as a partner in Wilson Sonsini’s New York office.  He has served as lead counsel for Coca-Cola in several cases, including PepsiCo v. Coca-Cola, a leading monopolization case under Section 2 of the Sherman Act. He also led the representation of American Express in United States v. Visa USA; defended Google in the Dreamstime, KinderStart, Person, TradeComet, and myTriggers cases; defended Netflix in In re Online DVD Rental Antitrust Litigation, and Live Nation and Clear Channel in Heerwagen v. Clear ChannelIn re Live Concert Antitrust Litigation, and It's My Party v. Live Nation. He argued the closely followed Vitamin C appeal; first in the Second Circuit, and then in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jonathan was appointed by Congress to serve on the Antitrust Modernization Commission, responsible for reviewing and recommending potential changes to the nation's antitrust laws. He served as Chair of the ABA's Section of Antitrust Law for 2017-2018, having previously served as an Officer, Council member, and in several other Antitrust Section positions, including editorial chair of Antitrust Law Developments (6th ed.).

Jonathan was a presenter in the FTC’s 2018 hearings, DOJ’s 2018 Roundtable series, the DOJ/FTC Intellectual Property Hearings, the DOJ/FTC Single-Firm Conduct Hearings, the DOJ/FTC Merger Guideline Workshops, the DOJ/FTC Most Favored Nations Clause Workshop, and the DOJ/FTC Conditional Pricing Practices Workshop. He has written or edited numerous articles and books spanning the gamut of antitrust topics, including exclusionary practices, merger enforcement, government and other civil litigation matters, and cartel enforcement. His recent papers include "Countering Exclusion: The Complainant's Obligation," 81 Antitrust L.J. 423 (2017), and "Vertical Mergers: Is It Time to Move the Ball?" Antitrust, Vol. 33, pp. 6-11, Summer 2019.

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