Robert W. Loftin

Senior Counsel

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Practices
Education
  • University of Richmond School of Law, JD, Manuscripts Editor, University of Richmond Law Review, 2004
  • University of Virginia, BA, 1995
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Affiliations

Member, Appellate Rules Advisory Committee, Supreme Court of Virginia, 2005-2010

Chair, 2012-2013; Vice-chair, 2011-2012, Antitrust Law Section, Virginia State Bar

Robert's practice includes all aspects of state and federal civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels, as well as conducting internal investigations and representing clients who are being investigated by federal or state agencies.

Robert was a law clerk for the Honorable Donald W. Lemons of the Supreme Court of Virginia, 2004-2006 and an intern for the Honorable James R. Spencer of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. While earning his law degree, he was honored as a member of the Order of Barristers.

Prior to law school, Robert served as the assistant to the president at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and as the research assistant to the executive director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. As an undergraduate, he received the Edwin B. Kyle Award.

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Appellate Experience

Authored briefs at both the petition and merits stages in appeals before the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Court of Appeals of Virginia, and advise corporate and individual clients on appeals before the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Authored certiorari, merits and amicus briefs in the Supreme Court of the United States in appeals involving the First Amendment, Fourth Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Authored briefs in appeals before the Fourth and Federal Circuits.

U.S. Horticultural Supply Co. v. The Scotts Company, No. 09-1231, 2010 WL 729498 (3d Cir. Mar. 4, 2010). Authored brief in appeal that resulted in unanimous opinion affirming summary judgment in favor of client in an alleged Section 1 vertical conspiracy case.

Spivey v. Bass, No. 080869, (Apr. 3, 2009 & June 12, 2009). Appointed by the Supreme Court of Virginia to represent an inmate in a declaratory judgment action; briefed and argued the appeal before the Supreme Court.

Litigation Experience

Defense of financial institution against alleged violations of Virginia’s equivalent to the Federal False Claims Act.

Defense of private equity firm in a putative antitrust class action alleging Section 1 violations in joint bidding for the acquisition of public companies in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Defense of the world’s leading marketer of horticultural products against alleged vertical conspiracy to allocate markets and fix prices that resulted in summary judgment in favor of client and the award of costs in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Defense of a national trucking company against allegations of price-fixing and other antitrust violations in multiple federal district courts, including proceedings before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, which resulted in consolidation and dismissal of all claims in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Defense of the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer against patent infringement claims that resulted in summary judgment in favor of client and the award of costs in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Defense of a telecommunications company against Robinson-Patman claims that resulted in summary judgment in favor of client in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Representation of pro bono clients in civil and criminal matters before various circuit, general district, and juvenile and domestic relations courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Investigations and Counseling Experience

Representing clients in civil and criminal investigations by federal agencies.

Representing clients in civil and criminal investigations by the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia.

Counseled multinational and national corporations in matters under review by both the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.

Named to “Virginia Rising Stars," Antitrust Litigation Appellate, Business Litigation, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

Recipient, E. Randolph Williams Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service, 2008-2010

Co-author, The Revised Handbook on Appellate Advocacy in the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Court of Appeals of Virginia, Virginia State Bar, 2011 Edition
Co-author, "Antitrust Law," Handbook of Virginia Local Government Law, October 2008-2011
July Antitrust Bulletin, July 14, 2011