David B. Rochelson



Dave Rochelson focuses his practice on prosecuting complex antitrust class actions involving price fixing, unlawful monopolization, and other anticompetitive practices. He has represented clients through every stage of litigation, from performing pre-suit evaluations, drafting complaints, and discovery through to summary judgment, mediation, and settlement.

Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP, Dave worked as a commercial litigator at a large New York law firm where he focused on antitrust as well as securities and insurance matters. From 2013-2014, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. William H. Walls of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Before attending law school, Dave worked in the Obama White House and was the head broadcast writer for the ABC News program Nightline.

Represent a class of direct purchasers in a case alleging a decade-long scheme to falsify efficacy data and maintain a monopoly in the market for the mumps vaccine. In re Merck Mumps Vaccine Antitrust Litigation, No. 12-cv-3555 (E.D. Pa.).

Represent a class of direct purchasers in a case alleging that Keurig engaged in an anticompetitve scheme to exclude competition in the market for coffee “portion packs” that work in its single-serve brewers, leading to higher prices and reduced choice for consumers. In Re: Keurig Green Mountain Single Serve Coffee Antitrust Litigation, No.14-md-2542 (S.D.N.Y.).

Represent a class of indirect purchasers in the long-running Auto Parts antitrust litigation, which has secured over $1.3 billion in recoveries for purchasers of vehicles. In re Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation, No. 12-md-2311 (E.D. Mi.)

Secured dismissal for electronic fixed income trading company in an antitrust class action alleging a conspiracy to restrain trade. In re Interest Rate Swaps Antitrust Litigation, No. 1:16-md-2704 (S.D.N.Y.). (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP.)

Represented trade association facing treble damages for alleged participation in a conspiracy to restrain trade by allegedly refusing to license its intellectual property. Oversaw all stages of discovery, prepared the settlement agreement and advised the client on compliance with that agreement. In re Credit Default Swaps Antitrust Litigation, No. 1:13-md-02476 (S.D.N.Y.). (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP.)

Successfully overturned a rule of practice in Bronx County Family Court which violated the First and Fifth Amendments to the Constitution in pro bono impact litigation. Working with the Bronx Defenders, drafted all appellate briefing and secured unanimous reversal from the Appellate Division First Department. In re Sean M., Bronx Fam. Ct. No. N-31309/15. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP.)

Secured reversal of pro bono client’s conviction for illegal weapon possession. Working with the Office of the Appellate Defender, drafted all appellate briefs and argued the case before the Appellate Division First Department. People v. Gordian, Bronx Sup. Ct. No. 1407/07. (Prior to joining Robins Kaplan LLP.)

Bar Admissions
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude (2012)
  • Harvard University, A.B., cum laude in English and American Literature and Language (2005)
Professional Associations
  • ABA Antitrust Law Section Pricing Conduct Committee, Young Lawyer Representative (2020-2021)
  • ABA Antitrust Law Section Committee for Competition Laws Outside the United States, Young Lawyer Representative (2018-2020)
  • ABA Cartel & Joint Conduct Review, Managing Editor (2018)
  • American Bar Association - Antitrust Section
  • New York State Bar Association - Antitrust Section
  • The Fix Is In! How to Investigate and Litigate Price Fixing Cases 
    Moderator, American Bar Association, Webinar (December 8, 2020) 
  • Becoming an Antitrust Attorney
    Panelist, NYSBA, Cardozo Law School, New York, New York (February 20, 2019)
December 8, 2020
WEBINAR | The Fix Is In! How to Investigate and Litigate Price Fixing Cases
David Rochelson - American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section
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