Brian K. Grube Esq.

Jones Day
Grube, Brian K.

Brian K. Grube is Of Counsel in the Cleveland office of Jones Day where his practice focuses on antitrust matters, including private litigation, civil and criminal governmental investigations, and counseling. He has represented clients in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, energy, communications, consumer goods and services, and industrial products and chemicals, and has counseled clients on issues involving internal investigations, distribution and pricing policies, intellectual property licensing, and joint ventures. In addition, Brian regularly counsels trade associations on antitrust-related issues.

Before joining Jones Day, Mr. Grube served as an attorney advisor in the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Office of Policy Planning, where he assisted in the development of the Competitor Collaboration Guidelines issued by the FTC and the Antitrust Division, and as a staff attorney in the FTC's Bureau of Competition, where he participated in merger investigations involving industrial chemicals and products and nonmerger litigation in the high-technology sector.

Mr. Grube is a member of the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association and is currently a co-chair of the Trial Practice Committee. He previously served on the editorial board of the section's flagship publication, Antitrust Law Developments. Mr. Grube also is a member of the Antitrust Section Council of the Ohio State Bar Association.

Mr. Grube received his B.B.A. from Ohio University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago.

He is the co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 21-6th, Manual of Federal Trade Commission Practice.  This portfolio volume examines in detail the practices and procedures employed by the Federal Trade Commission in administering the Federal Trade Commission Act. The analysis outlines the missions and structure of the Commission and describes its functions. The description of Commission functions includes a discussion of enforcement policy and the issuance of advisory opinions and industry guides. It also discusses the process of enjoining conduct that may be deceptive or that may constitute unfair competition, including the premerger Hart-Scott-Rodino process, the decision to start an investigation, the means used to conduct an investigation, cooperation with other agencies and state and foreign governments, the decision whether to issue a complaint, injunctive proceedings, consent orders, cease-and-desist orders and appeals to the Commission. It goes on to discuss the rulemaking process for trade regulation rules. The Commission's remedial and compliance functions are also examined.