Milton A. Marquis

Member

Washington, D.C.

(202) 471-3417

(202) 912-4817

Recent Publication:

Milton Marquis on the American Bar Association’s Our Curious Amalgam Podcast

On May 9th, State AG Group member Milton Marquis was featured on the American Bar Association’s Our Curious Amalgam podcast, talking about how states join together to conduct antitrust investigations and the differences between state and federal antitrust enforcement.

Milton represents large companies in connection with matters involving, or having the potential to involve, State Attorneys General (AG) and other enforcement agencies across the United States. His first objective is to counsel companies on how to avoid attracting enforcement agency attention, particularly relating to consumer protection and antitrust issues. However, should an organization become the target of an investigation, he uses his many years on the front lines of enforcement to guide clients toward achieving the best possible outcome, while minimizing interruption to their business, cost, and reputational damage. Milton’s experience as an antitrust and consumer protection enforcer provides him with unique insights into the workings of enforcement agencies. This insider’s perspective, overlaid with almost two decades in private practice, offers tremendous benefits to Milton’s clients.

Milton has represented Fortune 50 companies in a range of industry sectors — including pharmaceuticals, hospitality, automotive, telecommunications, and technology — in connection with investigations and litigations involving state AGs nationwide, as well as the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. He also has an active antitrust and consumer protection counseling practice, advising companies on regulatory compliance issues, especially as related to potential mergers and acquisitions. Milton has advised companies through all stages of the Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger notification process. He has achieved considerable success working with lawyers from other firms, contributing his knowledge of AG issues and concerns on complex issues as part of a multi-faceted legal team.

Clients appreciate Milton’s ability to see the complete picture, and he strives to align a client’s current situation with its goals for the future. He works collaboratively with the client  to reach resolutions free from restrictions that would place the client at a competitive disadvantage, and that minimize any harm to the client’s reputation or business standing.

Milton was recognized in the Chambers And Partners 2021 USA Guide for his representation of corporations in state attorneys general investigations with a focus on consumer protection and antitrust. Clients interviewed as part of Chambers’ extensive research and analysis process commented: "Milton is an exceptional lawyer, who knows the law and the practice of law very well. He is resourceful and responsive. He has grace under pressure and is very levelheaded." "A skilled practitioner."

Milton served as senior counsel to the assistant attorney general for antitrust, U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he served as the Antitrust Division’s first liaison to state attorneys general.

Prior to his service at the DOJ, Milton served as an antitrust and consumer protection litigator in the offices of the attorneys general of Massachusetts and Virginia. During his tenure as a state antitrust prosecutor, Milton was a leading member of the Multistate Antitrust Task Force of the National Association of Attorneys General.

Milton is a member of Cozen O'Connor's board of directors. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute and is a long-time member of the National Bar Association. Milton also serves as a trustee of Case Western Reserve University.

Experience

News

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

82 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 19 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2021 Guide

May 26, 2021

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 82 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2021 edition; of those, 15 lawyers have been recognized nationally.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Fourteen Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

April 20, 2020

Super Lawyers has named 14 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2020 Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list.

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

13 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Recognized as Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

April 25, 2019

The 2019 Washington, D.C, edition of Super Lawyers Magazine, published by Thomson Reuters, has named 13 Cozen O’Connor attorneys to its list of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Recognizes 15 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys

May 15, 2018

Fourteen Cozen O’Connor attorneys have been named 2018 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine Washington, D.C. edition, published by Thomson Reuters.

Publications

Milton Marquis on the American Bar Association’s Our Curious Amalgam Podcast

May 09, 2022

On May 9th, State AG Group member Milton Marquis was featured on the American Bar Association’s Our Curious Amalgam podcast, talking about how states join together to conduct antitrust investigations and the differences between state and federal antitrust enforcement.

A Post-AMG Capital Update: Equitable Solutions For Litigating Parties That Have Past The Point Of No Return

March 25, 2022

In this Legal Opinion Letter published by Washington Legal Foundation, Bernie Nash, Milton Marquis, and Mira Baylson consider the FleetCor case and what it means for businesses post-AMG Capital.

Recent Trends and Insights in State Attorney General Antitrust Enforcement

August 31, 2021

Milton Marquis, Ann-Marie Luciano and Gianna Puccinelli analyze recent state AG antitrust enforcement trends, provide insight into targeted industries and consider future roles for state AGs.

FTC’s Alternative Path to Restitution—Collaborating With State AGs [Bloomberg Law]

May 05, 2021

Bernie Nash, Milton Marquis, and Mira Baylson authored an article predicting that the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling revoking the FTC’s ability to go straight to federal court to seek monetary relief for unfair or deceptive acts will strengthen the commission’s partnership with state attorneys general.

State Attorneys General Antitrust Enforcement: Trends and Insights

August 26, 2019

Milton Marquis, Ann-Marie Luciano & Keturah Taylor published an article highlighting the growing role of State Attorneys General utilizing their antitrust authority on a national scale through multistate action and co-enforcement activity with their federal counterparts.

Industry Sectors

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., 1984
  • University of Georgia, B.A., 1979

Awards & Honors

Chambers & Partners USA 2021; Band 2 in Government Relations: State Attorneys General

Lawyers of Color Power List Honoree 2020

Best Lawyers in America 2019-2022

  • District of Columbia