Robert A. Lipstein is a senior partner in the firm’s Antitrust; International Investment, Trade and Arbitration (ITA); and Intellectual Property groups. He is also co-chair of the Antitrust Group and chair of the ITA Group Steering Committee. Rob counsels clients on all aspects of antitrust and trade regulation issues, with particular expertise on mergers and acquisitions, including pre-merger notification and pre-merger integration planning procedures; product distribution; and the interaction of antitrust and intellectual property laws. He regularly counsels and represents clients before the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the DOJ regarding mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, competitor collaborations, and compliance with the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. With twenty-five years of trademark and copyright prosecution and litigation experience, Rob also assists clients to protect their valuable intellectual property rights, and to enforce those rights against misuse, particularly on the Internet. He represents clients in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews before the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission, as well as the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.