Jonathan Rubin


University of Copenhagen – 1998
PhD: Economics

Florida Atlantic University – 1993
MA: Economics

University of Florida, Levin College of Law – 1980

University of Wisconsin at Madison – 1975
BS: Biological Sciences


State Bar of District of Columbia

State Bar of Florida

State Bar of Maryland

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Ninth, Eleventh, and Federal Circuits

United States District Courts for the District of Columbia, Maryland and the Southern District of Florida

Jonathan Rubin


Mr. Rubin was formerly an antitrust partner at Patton Boggs LLP in Washington, D.C. For the past 21 years, he has focused his legal practice exclusively on antitrust and competition law and policy.

As a litigator, Mr. Rubin has led trial teams in major antitrust cases in courts throughout the country. As a thought-leader in competition law, he has published in influential academic journals and has spoken to numerous professional groups, including the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission, the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, the University of Wisconsin, and the American Antitrust Institute. Mr. Rubin has also made several appearances before Congressional committees.

Notable Cases

ATM Surcharge Fee Antitrust Litigation – Case in progress

NCRA v. Equifax Price-Fixing and Unlawful Merger

Credit Bureau Services v. Experian et al Collusion and Monopolization v. AT&T

Hart InterCivic v. ESS/Diebold, Unlawful Merger

Amicus curiae in U.S. Supreme Court antitrust cases Verizon v. Trinko (monopolization), Independent Ink (tying), and Weyerhaeuser (predatory buying)

Standfacts Credit v. Experian (monopolization), U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Amicus briefs (liability and damages), Federal Trade Commission Rambus (patent hold-up)

BP Propane Direct Purchaser Antitrust Litigation (monopolization)

“Broadcast Flag,” various mergers, and statutory claims, Federal Communications Commission

Amicus curiae in Princo v. International Trade Comm’n, Federal Circuit (patent pools and standard setting)


DOJ: A Penguin Random House / Simon & Schuster “Behemoth” Would Harm Authors and Consumers – Author

Artificial Intelligence and Antitrust Activity – Author

FTC Chair: Tech Giants Operate Under the Radar to Buy Market Power – Co-Author

Apple’s Constraints on App Store Payment Methods Violate California Antitrust Laws, Judge Rules – Author

FTC’s HSR Merger Reviews: Expect Delays – Co-Author

9th Circuit Vacates Anticompetition Ruling, Will Rehear Issue En Banc – Co-Author

Ninth Circuit’s Higher Hurdle for Antitrust Class Members Weakens the Law When We Need it to be Stronger. Is the Court Having Second Thoughts? – Co-Author

Ninth Circuit Invites Arguments re Review of Its Own Antitrust Class Action Decision – Co-Author

Bill Designed to Sharpen CFIUS to Better Undercut China’s Momentum – Co-Author

Teams vs. Slack: M&A and Competition Questions in the Collaboration Space – Co-Author

Salesforce-Slack Merger Gets a Second Look from DOJ – Co-Author

Fourth Circuit Affirms Divestiture Remedy in Molded Door Market Merger Challenge – Co-Author

Will the Antitrust Laws Get an Update? – Co-Author

Ninth Circuit Rebuffs Axon’s Constitutional Challenge to FTC Merger Review – Author

Will Antitrust Law Get a 2021 Makeover? – Author

Will Facebook Sue Apple? – Author

FTC v. Facebook: Can U.S. Antitrust Law Adjust to the Internet Age – Co-Author

Anticipated U.S. Antitrust Suit Against Facebook Delayed by Changing Administrations – Author

U.S., 11 States Sue to End Google’s Reign as “Monopoly Gatekeeper for the Internet” – Author

Apple Allowed to Continue to Ban Epic’s Fortnite From Store, But May Not Retaliate Against Epic Affiliates – Author

Emboldened by New Resources and Expanded Authority, Feds Continue 10-Year Look Back at Chinese Investment – Co-Author

Raising New Questions re Antitrust Oversight, Epic Games Sues Apple, Google for Blocking ‘Fortnite’ App – Author

Seventh Circuit Breathes New Life into Refusal-to-Deal Claims – Co-Author

End of an Era: The U.S. is No Longer the Authority Figure for Multinational Mergers – Co-Author

Are These the First Steps Toward a New Approach to Merger Control? – Author

Court substituted gut instinct for robust anti-competition analysis – Co-Author

Remedies the Same for General Patent and Standard-Essential Patent Disputes, Agencies State – Co-Author

Company Sues to Hold the FTC and Its Merger Review Process Unconstitutional – Co-Author

Undeterred by Challenges, Google Makes Another Move to Harvest Healthcare Data – Author

The Emerging Role of Antitrust Law in Esports – Part 2 of 2

The Emerging Role of Antitrust Law in Esports – Part 1 of 2

Google and the transatlantic antitrust abyss

Cointegration and Antitrust: A Primer

CPI Antitrust Chronicle: The Future Legacy of the AT&T/ T-Mobile Merger Case

The Systems Approach to Antitrust Law

The International Handbook on Private Enforcement of Competition Law

The Premature PostChicagoan: Alfred E. Kahn

The AT&T and BellSouth Merger:  What Does It Mean for Consumers?

The American Antitrust Institute: Issues at the Heart of Exclusionary Conduct

GCP: Comment on linkLine


Twombly and its Children


Rutgers Law Journal: Patents, Antitrust, and Rivalry in Standard Setting

The Standards Edge: Patents, Antitrust, and Rivalry in Standard-Setting