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Robert Wick, a partner in the firm’s Washington office, represents financial institutions and corporations in class actions and antitrust litigation. He has successfully represented clients in dozens of class actions and parens patriae cases, in high stakes antitrust actions, and in domestic and international arbitrations. In addition to his antitrust expertise, Rob regularly represents clients in cases filed under unfair and deceptive practices statutes, RICO, FDCPA, TILA, FCRA, and other consumer protection statutes. He is a former vice chair of the firm’s litigation practice.
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1992 (magna cum laude); Dartmouth College, A.B., 1988 (summa cum laude)
United States: Antitrust
Civil litigation/class actions
Within: Civil litigation/class actions
Covington & Burling LLP combines ‘strong industry knowledge’ with ‘fast response times’ to provide a ‘high level of service’. The team’s comprehensive antitrust capabilities extend to acting in high-profile trials, with Robert Wick successfully defending on appeal Samsung Electronics’ notable victory against Motorola in the latter’s cartel price-fixing allegations against a group of LCD display manufacturers. On the class action side, Derek Ludwin is representing the San Francisco 49ers in a suit brought against the NFL team by its ticketholders alleging anti-competitive ticket distribution arrangements, while a cross-office team, which includes Emily Johnson Henn in Silicon Valley, is acting for Walt Disney and others in defending a putative class action filed by animation studio employees alleging unlawful agreements not to cold-call each other’s employees. Key contact and practice co-chair Deborah Garza also featured in this matter. All individuals named are based in Washington DC unless stated otherwise.
United States: Dispute resolution
Securities litigation - defense
Within: Securities litigation - defense
Covington & Burling LLP’s compact practice punches above its weight in complex securities litigation. William Phillips and Mark Gimbel co-chair the national securities and commercial litigation practice from New York. Together they defended the SandRidge Energy CEO and other officers in a class action alleging misrepresentation of the value of oil and gas assets. Gimbel and Robert Wick are advising JPMorgan Securities on an MDL concerning alleged manipulation of Treasury securities. David Kornblau, co-chair of securities enforcement, leads a team of renowned enforcement specialists, including Washington DC-based Bruce Baird and, in San Francisco, David Bayless and rising star Tammy Albarrán.