John "Jay" Jurata, a partner in Orrick's Washington, D.C., office, is the leader of the firm's Antitrust and Competition Group. His practice covers both U.S. and international competition law, with an emphasis on antitrust and intellectual property issues involving technology markets.
He is a first chair trial lawyer with extensive experience representing clients in government investigations relating to monopolization and abuse of dominance, mergers and acquisitions, and high-stakes litigation. He also is deeply involved in issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property, and speaks and publishes regularly on topics such as Standard-Essential Patents, F/RAND, patent assertion entities (PAEs) and patent trolls.
Jay helped resolve the Korea Fair Trade Commission’s
challenge to Microsoft Corporation’s acquisition of the Nokia devices and services
business, with no changes to Microsoft’s pre-acquisition patent licensing
practices. He also obtained
in 2015 a multi-million dollar jury verdict on behalf of iBiquity Digital Corporation
in its SEP licensing dispute with Continental Automotive Systems.
In addition to these representations, Jay has participated in numerous trials in federal/state courts and appears regularly before the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the European Commission Directorate General for Competition, the Korea Fair Trade Commission, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and various State Attorneys General offices.
Prior to entering the legal profession, Jay served as an officer in the United States Navy.