David B. Rochelson

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Experience

Dave Rochelson focuses his practice on prosecuting complex antitrust actions involving price fixing, unlawful monopolization, and other anticompetitive practices. He has represented class actions plaintiffs, opt out plaintiffs, and defendants through every stage of litigation, from performing pre-suit evaluations, drafting complaints, and discovery, to summary judgment, mediation, and settlement. He has counseled clients regarding exclusive dealing, exclusive distributorship arrangements, and other conduct that is subject to scrutiny under the antitrust laws.

Dave currently represents a class of direct purchasers in In re Merck Mumps Vaccine Antitrust Litigation, a case alleging a decade-long scheme to falsify efficacy data and maintain a monopoly in the market for the mumps vaccine. He represents a class of direct purchasers In Re: Keurig Green Mountain Single Serve Coffee Antitrust Litigation, a case alleging that Keurig engaged in an anticompetitive scheme to exclude competition in the market for coffee “portion packs” that work in its single-serve brewers. He also represents a class of indirect purchasers in the long-running In re Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation, which has secured over $1.2 billion to date in recoveries for purchasers of vehicles.

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. He secured dismissal for an electronic fixed income trading company in an antitrust class action alleging a conspiracy to restrain trade in In re Interest Rate Swaps Antitrust Litigation. He also represented a trade association facing treble damages for allegedly refusing to license its intellectual property in In re Credit Default Swaps Antitrust Litigation

From 2013-2014, Dave also 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.

Represents 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.

Represents a class of direct purchasers in a case alleging that Keurig engaged in an anticompetitive 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.

Represents a class of indirect purchasers in the long-running Auto Parts antitrust litigation, which has secured over $1.2 billion in recoveries for purchasers of vehicles. In re Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation.

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. (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. (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. (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. (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
Education
  • 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
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Law Section, Member
  • ABA Antitrust Law Section Joint Conduct Committee, Vice Chair (2021-2022)
  • 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 Antitrust Law Section Cartel & Joint Conduct Review Newsletter, Managing Editor (2018)
  • New York State Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Member
  • Antitrust: A Day in the Life
    Moderator, American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section, Webinar (November 15, 2021)
  • 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)
November 15, 2021
WEBINAR | Antitrust: A Day in the Life
David Rochelson - ABA Antitrust Law Section
Remote
December 8, 2020
WEBINAR | The Fix Is In! How to Investigate and Litigate Price Fixing Cases
David Rochelson - American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section
Remote

RESOURCES

Links to full publications and news releases.

PUBLICATIONS

March 4, 2022
January 17, 2022
Is This the End of Mandatory Arbitration? Turning the Tables With Mass Arbitration
David Rochelson - Our Curious Amalgam Podcast, American Bar Association
December 21, 2021
Is This the End of Mandatory Arbitration?
David Rochelson - Antitrust, Vol. 36, No. 1, Fall 2021
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