AAI Announces 2022 Private Antitrust Enforcement Hall of Fame Inductee: Jonathan W. Cuneo

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) is pleased to announce Jonathan W. Cuneo as the 2022 inductee to the Private Antitrust Enforcement Hall of Fame. He will be honored at AAI’s Awards Night on November 9, 2022 in Washington, DC. AAI President, Diana Moss, noted “Jon Cuneo is an iconic member of the antitrust community and has been at the vanguard of the movement for stronger enforcement of the antitrust laws for decades. We are delighted to induct him into the AAI Hall of Fame.”

Mr. Cuneo founded the firm that became Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP in 1988. Over the past 37 years, Mr. Cuneo has appeared on behalf of plaintiffs in state and federal trial and appeals courts around the country in a variety of cases, including in complex antitrust, civil and human rights, consumer protection, corporate governance, and securities class actions. He also has led numerous legislative efforts before Congress. The dual nature of his practice is very rare, if not unique.

Mr. Cuneo founded the American Antitrust Institute in 1998 with Albert A. Foer and Robert Lande. He was previously honored by AAI in 2016 with the Alfred E. Kahn Award for Antitrust Achievement. At the time, AAI noted Mr. Cuneo’s efforts to defend the antitrust laws amidst pressure to weaken them in the 1980s, stating, “Mr. Cuneo was the only person outside of the government to be a spokesperson, clearinghouse, and advocate for strong antitrust enforcement.”

Prior to becoming a private enforcer, Mr. Cuneo had a decade of prior government service—first as an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission (1978-1981) and then as Counsel to the Subcommittee on Monopolies and Commercial Law of the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on the Judiciary (1981-1986). He began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Edward Tamm of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1977-1978).

AAI established the Private Antitrust Enforcement Hall of Fame in 2018 as an important part of celebrating the organization’s 20th anniversary and furthering the goals of progressive competition research, education, and advocacy that have defined AAI’s mission and success since its founding in 1998.

The Hall of Fame recognizes practitioners for three major contributions:
       – Distinguished service to the private antitrust enforcement community;
       – Commitment to the enforcement of the antitrust laws; and
       – Success in fighting for competition, consumers, and workers.

Mr. Cuneo joins AAI Private Antitrust Enforcement Hall of Fame inductees Joseph Goldberg, Roberta D. Liebenberg, H. Laddie Montague Jr., Ellen Meriwether, and Michael Freed. Learn more about the AAI Private Antitrust Enforcement Hall of Fame here