John Thomas Rosch

Retired Partner

J. Thomas Rosch (1939-2016), former Commissioner of the US Federal Trade Commission from 2006-2013, was nationally regarded as one of the preeminent practitioners in the areas of antitrust and trade regulation law. He had 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. Rosch served as chair of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Section in 1990, and he has chaired the California Bar Association’s Antitrust Section. In 2003, Rosch was honored as Antitrust Lawyer of the Year by the California State Bar Antitrust Section. He obtained his LLB from Harvard University in 1965 and was a Knox Fellow at Cambridge in 1962.



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