Bob Abrams is the Chair of BakerHostetler’s Antitrust Group, which is a group with great depth and strength in the litigation and trial of antitrust cases, including class actions. The Antitrust Group also has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions and its partners have been point persons in dealing with the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission on antitrust aspects of clearing transactions.
Mr. Abrams is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has more than 30 years of trial experience in cases involving antitrust, patents, trade secrets, dealer terminations, contract disputes, tortious interference and environmental issues. In recent years, Mr. Abrams has been lead counsel in lengthy jury trials focusing on, among other claims, antitrust, patent misappropriation and conversion and copyright infringement. He was also co-counsel in a class action involving substantial and complex contract issues that was tried and then retried to a jury. Over his career, Mr. Abrams was counsel in one of the largest FTC proceedings ever filed and was also lead counsel in numerous other bench and jury trials and in governmental investigations initiated by DOJ, EPA and the California Air Resources Board.
In the appellate area, Mr. Abrams has argued in most of the U.S. Courts of Appeal, presenting cases involving distribution and other business practices, the Alien Torts Claims Act and constitutional law issues.
Mr. Abrams is a contributor to BakerHostetler’s Antitrust Advocate blog, providing informative commentary on the latest developments in the antitrust litigation sector. He is ranked in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Antitrust.
Mr. Abrams is a member of the American Bar Association (Litigation, Antitrust and Intellectual Property Litigation Sections). Mr. Abrams has always been a strong supporter of pro bono programs, having previously worked to establish a groundbreaking pro bono partnership between his former firm and a major client in which the client’s in-house attorneys and firm attorneys worked together on matters for pro bono clients. He was also the co-chair of the Pro Bono Institute’s Annual Gala in 2007.
10/24/2013 - Antitrust and Trade Regulation Newsletter
10/16/2013 - Abrams, Commins and Foix Author Chapter on Private Antitrust Litigation in The Antitrust Review of the Americas 2014
5/24/2013 - Chambers and Partners Recognizes 84 BakerHostetler Lawyers: Named a Leading Firm in 20 Practice Areas
“The team of Bob Abrams, Greg Baker, Greg Commins, Gil Keteltas and Terry Sullivan have been representing Caterpillar in complex litigation for more than two decades and have done a remarkable job...”
—James M. Rooney, Deputy General Counsel and head of litigation, Caterpillar Inc.