Joseph C. Folio III is a trial lawyer and of counsel in Morrison & Foerster’s Global Antitrust Law and Crisis Management practices, with more than a dozen years of experience leading complex government investigations and high-profile litigation.
Joe has extensive experience in cartel investigations, congressional investigations, and complex civil litigation. Having served in all three branches of the federal government, and with his experience in both criminal and civil litigation, Joe is able to leverage his insider knowledge across a variety of enforcement perspectives to guide clients through difficult cases.
As a prosecutor in the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, he investigated companies and individuals involved in domestic and international antitrust cartels. Among them, he oversaw all aspects of the investigation into generic pharmaceuticals as the case’s chief of staff, including the handling of the parallel multidistrict litigation case brought by several state attorneys general and private plaintiffs. He also prosecuted and investigated cases in the international freight forwarding industry and cases involving bid rigging in state infrastructure projects.