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 Law practice group, an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, and a vice-chair of the Advertising Disputes and Litigation Committee of the ABA Antitrust Section.
From 1998-2008, Mr. Graubert served as Principal Deputy General Counsel (including several stints as Acting General Counsel) at the Federal Trade Commission. In that position Mr. Graubert managed all litigation, legal counsel, policy studies, and administrative functions within the Office of General Counsel. He also advised the Commission and agency staff on antitrust and consumer protection matters and administrative law. He was involved in dozens of litigated matters for the Commission, including FTC v. Swedish Match, et al. (D.D.C. 2000) and FTC v. Schering-Plough, et al. (11th Cir. 2005). Mr. Graubert received the A. Leon Higginbotham Award and the Award for Distinguished Service.