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Hon. J. Thomas Rosch

Of Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP

J. Thomas Rosch, former Commissioner of the US Federal Trade Commission from 2006-2013, is nationally regarded as one of the preeminent practitioners in the areas of antitrust and trade regulation law. He has been lead counsel in more than 100 federal and state court antitrust cases and brings 40 years of expertise to Latham’s Global Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. 

Mr. Rosch returned to Latham after completing his term as a Commissioner of the FTC.  While at the FTC, he played a key role in revitalizing the Commission’s litigation efforts, particularly in relation to merger enforcement.  Prior to joining the FTC, Mr. Rosch served as the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection director from 1973 to 1975, and was a member of the Special Committee to Study the Role of the FTC in 1989.

During his prior tenure at Latham, Mr. Rosch was the former managing partner of the firm’s San Francisco office and was a partner in the Global Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.  He successfully tried leading antitrust cases for a wide range of clients and won summary judgments for major corporations in the automobile, freight, pharmaceutical, publishing, and consumer electronics industries, among others.

In 2003, Mr. Rosch was honored as Antitrust Lawyer of the Year by the California State Bar Antitrust Section. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers for more than 20 years and has been the Chair of both the California Bar Association and American Bar Association’s Antitrust Sections.

Education
  • LLB, Harvard Law School, 1965
  • Knox Fellow, Cambridge University, 1962
  • BA, Harvard University, 1961