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John Graubert has more than 30 years of experience in a wide range of complex antitrust and consumer law matters. Mr. Graubert came to the firm after serving for ten years as Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission. Mr. Graubert is co-chair of the firm’s Advertising and Consumer Protection practice group, an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, and a vice-chair of the Federal Civil Enforcement Committee of the ABA Antitrust Section.

  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
    • Successful resolution of numerous non-public FTC competition and consumer protection investigations.
    • Negotiated multiple consent orders with FTC in consumer protection and competition matters (e.g. NeuroMetrix, Inc. (2020); Forms Direct, Inc. (2018); Uber Technologies, Inc. (2017); Breathometer, Inc. (2017) (individual defendant); Lumos Labs (2016, individual defendants); Graco, Inc. (2013; 2015); Genelink, Inc. (2014); Jason Pharmaceuticals (2012))
    • Co-lead counsel for POM Wonderful in FTC litigation challenging health claims in advertising.
    • Counsel for PharMerica Corporation as target in hostile cash tender offer challenged by FTC.
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
    • Negotiated multiple consent orders with CFPB (e.g. GE Capital (2013); PRA LLC (2015)).   

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section (Vice Chair, Federal Civil Enforcement Committee (2011-2014; 2017-2020); Advertising Disputes & Litigation Committee (2014-2017)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Adjunct Professor, Global Competition Law and Policy (2003-present)
  • Ukrainian Catholic University Law School, Guest Lecturer (Lviv, Ukraine) (Spring 2020)

Previous Experience

  • Federal Trade Commission, Principal Deputy General Counsel (1998-2008)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Antitrust (2015-2019)
  • Legal 500 US, Media, Technology & Telecoms - Marketing & Advertising (2013-2017), Antitrust - Merger Control (2017)   
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, Antitrust Litigation and Consumer Law (2013-2019)