Stuart M. Chemtob is Senior Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focuses on government conduct investigations, litigation and arbitrations involving antitrust and licensing issues, and global antitrust counseling. In addition to representing clients in criminal and non-criminal investigations before U.S. federal antitrust agencies, Stuart also provides counseling on antimonopoly compliance in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and other Asian jurisdictions, and advises on global corporate compliance programs.
He also has significant experience with issues related to the interface of antitrust, intellectual property, and standard setting. He previously served for 33 years at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he was Special Counsel for International Trade. In this role, he acted as the primary liaison to the antitrust enforcement agencies of the major Asian antitrust jurisdictions, including Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan. In addition, he led merger and civil non-merger investigations, and advised criminal and civil investigative staff on the international aspects of enforcement actions.
Stuart served as the primary DOJ liaison to the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), with responsibility for cooperating on civil and criminal enforcement activities and exchanging views on competition policy matters. He led the U.S. government’s efforts under the U.S.-Japan regulatory reform dialogues to encourage improvements in the JFTC’s effectiveness, transparency, and procedural fairness and in Japan’s inward-bound investment and corporate governance regimes.
Further, he served in Japan as a Mansfield Fellow, working for a year in the JFTC, the Tokyo District Prosecutor’s Office, and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). With respect to China, Stuart was the lead DOJ official on antimonopoly law issues and the primary DOJ liaison to China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), National Development and Reform Commission, State Administration for Industry and Commerce, and the Supreme People’s Court on antitrust-related matters.
During his tenure, he spearheaded negotiations of the U.S.–China Memorandum of Understanding on Antitrust Cooperation and the Guidance on Merger Cooperation with MOFCOM, and provided advice to the relevant Chinese government entities on the drafting and implementation of China’s Antimonopoly Law and its implementing rules and guidelines. In addition, Stuart served as the primary DOJ liaison to both the Korea and the Taiwan Fair Trade Commissions.
Stuart represented the DOJ on the U.S. government’s (USG’s) interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC), which was chaired by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, led USG negotiating teams on the competition policy chapters of several free trade agreements, and was a member of the TPSC subcommittees on Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, IP, Investment, and Section 301.
In addition to English, Stuart is conversant in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and French. He is admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia.
- J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1978
- B.A., Political Science, University of Michigan, 1975
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:
- ABA Leadership, International Task Force, Section of Antitrust Law, American Bar Association
- Non-Governmental Advisor to U.S. Antitrust Agencies, International Competition Network Annual Meeting, New Delhi, India, 2018
- Member, Standards and Open Source Committee and Antitrust Law Committee, American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Bar of the District of Columbia
- U.S. Supreme Court
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