Monday, August 11, 2003

Antitrust News: J. Thomas Rosch Named Antitrust Lawyer of the Year

This from Latham & Watkins and the Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section of the State Bar of California:

California State Bar's Antirust and Unfair Competition Law Section is proud to announce that Latham & Watkins' San Francisco partner J. Thomas Rosch, has been named Antitrust Lawyer of the Year for 2003. The State Bar will officially honor Rosch at its 13th Annual Antitrust Lawyer of the Year Award Dinner on October 23, 2003.

"We're very pleased to honor Tom with this award. His work and achievements of the past thirty-eight years clearly show Tom is a leader in the field," said James E. Herman, President of the State Bar of California.

Rosch, internationally regarded as one of the preeminent practitioners in the areas of antitrust and trade regulation law, has been with Latham for nearly a decade. He has been lead counsel in more than one hundred federal and state court antitrust cases. He has successfully tried many of them and has won summary judgments in many more. Additionally, Rosch has acted as antitrust counsel in the planning and implementation of numerous joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions.

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"This richly-deserved award recognizes Tom's exemplary career," said Robert Dell, Chairman and Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins. "Tom's encyclopedic knowledge of the antitrust laws combined with his years of experience in the courtroom make him a treasured resource among clients and colleagues alike."
Talk about dubious achievement. In recognition of Mr. Rosch's role as an antitrust practitioner, CAC offers its congratulations, but needless to say, our summary judgment is that Rosch will not be awarded "Capitalist of the Year" from us any time soon.

UPDATE: According to Skip, Rosch is not as bad as his press release might indicate. Perhaps. But as with most members of the antitrust bar, we won't be hitting the links together any time soon.

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