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Robert Y. Chen

Bobby Chen litigates both civil and criminal cases at the trial and appellate levels.  He has particular experience with antitrust matters, having represented clients in antitrust litigation, agency investigations, and merger clearance proceedings.

Before joining MoloLamken, Mr. Chen clerked for the Honorable D. Brooks Smith, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Mr. Chen was previously an associate in the antitrust practice of Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C.  Before going to law school, he was an analyst at Bates White Economic Consulting, where he supported testifying economic experts in class and direct action antitrust litigation, insurance coverage disputes relating to products and environmental liabilities, and other complex commercial matters.

Representative Matters

  • A proposed class of direct purchasers in an antitrust case involving financial services
  • A leading real estate brokerage company in a multi-billion-dollar antitrust class action
  • A telecommunications company in an appeal from a jury verdict of patent infringement
  • A pharmaceutical company in a breach of contract dispute relating to its sale of a business
  • A senior executive branch official in a criminal case involving false statement and obstruction charges
  • An international law firm in RICO litigation
  • Travel companies subpoenaed as third parties in antitrust litigation

  • A prominent technology company in a civil antitrust investigation

  • Acquirers of businesses in industries ranging from entertainment to defense to logistics in Hart-Scott-Rodino merger review proceedings



  • Law clerk to the Honorable D. Brooks Smith, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude

Symposium Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review

Semifinalist, Edwin R. Keedy Cup Moot Court Competition

Penn State University, B.S., magna cum laude

Schreyer Honors College

Phi Beta Kappa

Department Student Marshal (International Politics)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 4th, 7th, D.C., and Federal Circuits
  • United States District Courts for the District of Columbia and for the Northern District of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Antitrust Section, Young Lawyer Representative, Membership Committee (2023 – present)

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