Anna Rathbun is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins. She is a member of the Litigation & Trial Department and the firm’s nationally recognized Antitrust & Competition Practice. Ms. Rathbun focuses on defense of corporate clients in complex civil litigation and class actions, and in national and global antitrust cartel investigations.

Ms. Rathbun has experience in a wide variety of criminal and civil antitrust matters, including investigations, class actions, business-to-business litigation, and merger challenges. Ms. Rathbun regularly represents clients appearing before the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission, state attorneys generals, and foreign antitrust enforcers relating to price-fixing allegations. Ms. Rathbun has significant trial experience in a wide range of forums, including federal court and administrative courts.

Ms. Rathbun’s practice has spanned a range of different industries including:

  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Advertising
  • Automotive
  • Air passenger and air cargo transportation
  • Power tools
  • Cable
  • Building products
  • Healthcare
  • Bankruptcy and IP-related antitrust claims

Ms. Rathbun’s experience includes:

  • Lead role representing GRAIL in administrative trial brought by FTC challenging acquisition of GRAIL by Illumina
  • Lead role in three-day evidentiary hearing in defense of US Soccer against claims brought by Hope Solo under the Ted Stevens Act, resulting in Solo’s agreement to dismiss her claims with prejudice
  • Lead role in jury trial in defense of building products manufacturer in private merger litigation
  • Lead role in obtaining a successful jury verdict on behalf of a building products manufacturer in a trade secrets litigation
  • Lead team member in representation of the US Soccer Federation in connection with antitrust claims related to league sanctioning    
  • Assisted a client in obtaining the first global resolution of criminal and civil claims (including antitrust and False Claims Act claims) brought by the United States Government on favorable terms
  • Lead team member in the firm’s representation of an auto parts manufacturer in a large multidistrict litigation, successfully managing discovery and pretrial motions practice, ultimately leading to a settlement on very favorable terms
  • Defending National Women’s Soccer League in litigation challenging the League’s age requirement

Current and recent complex class action litigations include:

  • In re Automotive Parts Antitrust Litigation
  • In re Air Cargo Antitrust Litigation
  • In re Transpacific Passenger Antitrust Litigation
  • In re Packaged Seafood Products Antitrust Litigation
  • In re Generic Pharmaceuticals Antitrust Litigation

While attending the University of Michigan Law School, Ms. Rathbun served as an Articles Editor of the Michigan Law Review.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Rathbun served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kyrgyz Republic from 2005 to 2007.


Bar Qualification

  • California
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • JD, University of Michigan Law School, 2010
    cum laude
  • BA, Dartmouth College, 2005
    cum laude