Get to Know: Robert Rosenfeld

Robert “Bob” Rosenfeld is the Antitrust and Competition Group’s Practice Group Leader. His practice focuses on antitrust, complex commercial litigation and financial institutions. For more than 10 years, he has represented Microsoft Corporation in numerous antitrust proceedings in California and elsewhere in the United States and abroad. Bob is currently working on patent misuse matters on behalf of Microsoft before the International Trade Commission and in federal court.
He is also involved in antitrust litigation in the health care realm, including matters involving third-party payor and provider groups. He frequently advises clients about the antitrust implications of the new health care legislation and regulations. Bob also represents three major potato growers, in litigation in Idaho federal court, alleging that an unlawful cartel is limiting the potato supply for the purpose of raising prices.

Bob’s practice also includes complex business litigation, principally on behalf of major financial institutions. He has represented and counseled special litigation committees on the conduct of internal investigations and the prosecution and defense of derivative litigation.

This year, Bob was identified by the BTI Consulting Group in a recent survey of corporate counsel as one of 15 U.S. lawyers who provide exceptional client service in antitrust matters. He has also been named one of The Best Lawyers in America, for Antitrust Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation and Commercial Litigation, 2006-2010. In addition, Bob has been named as one of America’s Leading Lawyers: Antitrust, by Chambers from 2003 through 2011. He was recognized for his work this year by PLC Which Lawyer? and the Legal 500, which called him “a great counsel and courtroom lawyer.”

Bob is on the board of directors/executive committees of Sutter West Bay Hospitals, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation and the Consensus Building Institute.