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More than 30 years of experience in antitrust and competition law with a focus on merger, acquisition, joint venture and licensing transactions on behalf of target and acquiring companies, foreign and domestic. Strong experience in healthcare and life sciences (pharmaceuticals, animal health, health products distribution), chemicals, software, capital goods and basic materials industries. Lead cross-national teams of lawyers and economists and other professionals in global merger reviews.
Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P. (2011-present); Howrey LLP (2000-2011); Collier, Shannon, Rill & Scott (1992-2000); Associate, Collier Shannon & Scott (1990-1992); Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (1984-1990). Legislative Director, U.S. Rep. Bill Gradison (1979-1981).
French (limited reading)
ABA Section on Antitrust Law (1990-current)
Harvard University, AB cum laude Government (1979); Charles Joseph Bonaparte Prize. Columbia University Law School, JD (1984). Casenote and Comment editor, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Admitted 1984 (District of Columbia).
Sailing/boating (midcoast Maine); history and political biography; politics
United States: Antitrust
Civil litigation/class actions
Within: Civil litigation/class actions
Baker Botts L.L.P. is ‘top-notch in terms of overall responsiveness, client service and budget discipline’. The return of Stephen Weissman, who served as deputy director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, has ‘considerably strengthened the practice’. The greater part of the group resides in Washington DC, including the ‘highly valuable’ James Kress, John Taladay and Erik Koons, who is praised for his ‘creative approach and excellent substantive knowledge’. Joseph Ostoyich, Thomas Dillickrath, William Henry and William Lavery successfully dismissed, on behalf of Olin Corporation, a direct purchaser class action alleging that the manufacturer had entered into a market allocation agreement in violation of the Sherman Act. Other clients include Philips, Halliburton and the newly won Harold Levinson Associates.