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Jonathan M. Rich

Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
United States
Phone: +1.202.739.5433
Fax: +1.202.739.3001

Jonathan M. Rich is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Antitrust Practice. Mr. Rich's practice includes litigation and representation before the federal antitrust enforcement agencies, including mergers and acquisitions, other civil investigations, and grand jury investigations. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions in a variety of industries. Recent representations have included matters involving chemicals, metals, food additives, inter-dealer brokerage, foreign exchange, financial derivatives, insurance, auctions, performing rights in musical compositions and semiconductors. Both at Morgan Lewis and previously at the U.S. Department of Justice, Mr. Rich has been involved in many of the major government antitrust investigations of the financial markets including inquiries into fixed income joint ventures, the equity options markets, NASDAQ market makers and Treasury auctions.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Rich was the Assistant Chief in the Communications and Finance Section of the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, where he supervised the Division’s enforcement efforts in financial markets and the bank merger program. He also had substantial responsibility for technology matters. Mr. Rich was one of the principal attorneys in the ground-breaking investigation of the U.S. Treasury securities market, which resulted in settlements of more than $350 million in fines and penalties. He gained his background in mergers and acquisitions while at the Department of Justice. His accomplishments in that area include a principal role on the winning trial team in United States v. United Tote and a number of other high profile transactions.

Mr. Rich clerked for Chief Justice Robert N. Wilentz of the New Jersey Supreme Court.

Mr. Rich is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New York.


  • Columbia University Law School, 1984, J.D.
  • Princeton University, 1981, A.B.