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Robert Wick
Robert D. Wick
Partner
Washington +1 202 662 5487 rwick@cov.com Download V-card

Robert Wick represents corporations and financial institutions in antitrust cases and class actions. He has been named American Lawyer's "Litigator of the Week" three times for his success in defeating multi-billion dollar claims. He has served as lead counsel for financial institutions and corporations in over eighty class actions and state attorney general actions asserting a variety of antitrust, unfair and deceptive practices, RICO, ERISA, FDCPA, FCRA, TILA, False Claims Act, and common law claims.

  • Representing leading financial institutions in a variety of antitrust cases and class actions involving mortgages, Treasuries, derivatives, futures, and commodities.
  • Persuaded the D.C. Circuit to affirm dismissal of a False Claims Act suit relating to mortgage servicing. See United States v. JPMorgan Chase, 878 F.3d 309 (D.C. Cir. 2017).
  • Obtained dismissal of antitrust class actions filed against the metals trading desk of a leading bank. See In Re Zinc Antitrust Litigation, 2016 WL 93 864 (S.D.N.Y. 2016).
  • Defeated class certification and obtained summary judgment in nationwide mortgage class action. See Ellis v. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (N.D. Cal. 2016).
  • Defeated a $3.5 billion antitrust claim shortly before trial and successfully defended the ruling on appeal. See Motorola Mobility v. AU Optronics 773 F.3d 826 (7th Cir. 2014).
  • Represented a technology company in a confidential arbitration in which the company obtained a $50 million arbitration award.
  • Persuaded the Supreme Court to grant review and reverse the Second Circuit in the groundbreaking decision in Conkright v. Frommert, 130 S. Ct. 1640 (2010).
  • Represented IBM in multi-billion dollar class action that ended successfully with the precedent-setting decision in Cooper v. IBM, 457 F.3d 636 (7th Cir. 2006).
  • Am Law Litigation Daily, "Co-Litigator of the Week" (1/15/2016) 
  • Global Competition Review, "Co-Litigator of the Week" (1/12/2016) 
  • Am Law Litigation Daily, “Litigator of the Week” (12/4/2014)
  • Law360 “MVP” in Competition Litigation (November 2014)
  • Am Law Litigation Daily, “Co-Litigator of the Week” (1/30/2014)
  • Global Competition Review, "Litigator of the Week" (1/28/2014)
  • Legal 500 US, Finance - Financial Services: Litigation, Antitrust - Civil Litigation/Class Actions (2017), Dispute Resolution - Securities Litigation - Defense (2017)   
  • Washington DC Super Lawyer, Antitrust Litigation and Class Action Litigation