Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Washington DC)

Franklin M. Rubinstein

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Washington DC)
Lawyer (Partner)

Franklin Rubinstein is an antitrust partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC. His practice encompasses a wide variety of antitrust matters, including mergers and acquisitions, investigations by the United States Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, litigation, criminal investigations, and counseling on issues such as distribution, monopolization, tying, exclusive dealing, price-fixing, and antitrust compliance. Franklin’s work includes representation of a diverse set of clients in the software, computer hardware, pharmaceutical, medical device, gaming, automobile, natural resource, Internet, and media industries. Franklin has worked on a number of notable matters in recent years including Google’s acquisition of ITA Software, Seagate’s acquisition of Samsung’s hard drive business, and the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation of Google. Franklin received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School and undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College.

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Franklin M. Rubinstein The US DoJ challenges an acquisition by a market leader in product ratings and reviews the platforms of its alleged closest competitor (Bazaarvoice / PowerReviews)


On January 10, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice sued Bazaarvoice, Inc. alleging that its acquisition of PowerReviews, Inc. in June 2012 violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act. The complaint alleges that Bazaarvoice was the market leader for product ratings and reviews platforms (PRR (...)

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