Robert A. Skitol has over 40 years’ experience in all facets of antitrust and trade regulation. He has litigated major antitrust cases, guided numerous mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures through intensive antitrust reviews at the FTC and the U.S. Department of Justice and coordinated multinational antitrust reviews of several major transnational transactions. Bob has represented clients in both FTC and Department of Justice antitrust investigations, and has provided in-depth counseling with regard to antitrust and related ramifications of proposed collaborations, distribution and pricing arrangements.
Bob has represented major clients including Hewlett-Packard Company, Agilent Technologies, Inc., ABB Inc., James Hardie Industries, Philips Medical Systems, The Stroh Brewery Company, Schindler Elevator Corporation, Susquehanna Broadcasting Company and the VITA Standards Organization. He served as a special consultant on competition policy to the Government of Jamaica, and participated in drafting the Jamaica Competition Act. Bob currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Antitrust Institute.
Bob has written and lectured extensively in the antitrust and trade regulation field. He co-authored the book titled Mergers in the New Antitrust Era (1985), contributed to Business Opportunities in the United States (1991), and founded and co-edited International Merger Law, a monthly journal. He has been a frequent contributor of articles to the ABA Antitrust Law Journal, the ABA Antitrust Source, the ABA Antitrust Magazine (for which he serves as an Associate Editor) and other publications.
- District of Columbia
- New York University School of Law, J.D., 1970, Order of the Coif
- Hobart College, B.A., 1967,
magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- American Antitrust Institute, Board of Directors, Chairman
- American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, Computer Industry Committee (Past Co-Chair)
- DC Bar Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee (Past Chairman)