John A. Herfort is a partner in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Mr. Herfort is a member of the Gibson Dunn Litigation Practice Group and focuses on antitrust litigation and counseling and complex commercial litigation.
Mr. Herfort has a significant practice in the area of antitrust and complex litigation, antitrust investigations, including merger investigations and grand jury investigations.
Mr. Herfort joined Gibson Dunn in 1984 as a partner. He had previously practiced law in New York for 10 years, and prior to that he clerked for the U.S. Circuit Judge J. Skelly Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Herfort also served as an assistant to U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson.
Mr. Herfort graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, in 1968 and from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 1972, and he served as the Supreme Court Note and Note Editor for the Harvard Law Review in 1971–72.
He is co-author of the ABA’s Antitrust Section Monograph, “Merger Standards under U.S. Antitrust Laws” (1981), a contributor to the ABA volume “Antitrust Law Developments” published in 1984, and co-author of articles on merger enforcement, predatory pricing and patent antitrust issues published in the 1990s and 2003.
Mr. Herfort has lectured on various antitrust issues at American Bar Association Antitrust Section annual meetings (on mergers and Robinson-Patman Act issues) and at the Practising Law Institute (on vertical restraints). He has also spoken at the National CLE Antitrust program in Steamboat Springs on the Microsoft litigation.
Mr. Herfort is a member of the American and New York State Bar Associations, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
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