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Baker Botts L.L.P.

THE WARNER, 1299 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20004-2400, USA
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Fax +1 202 639 7890
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William Lavery

Baker Botts L.L.P.

Work Department

Litigation /Antitrust/ Antitrust & Competition Law Group

Position

William Lavery is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Practice of Baker Botts’ Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Lavery has handled a number of antitrust and other complex commercial litigation matters, criminal antitrust investigations and mergers. Mr. Lavery has represented clients in a wide range of industries including computer hardware, foundry, energy, transportation and agriculture, in cases involving alleged claims of price-fixing, monopolization, Robinson-Patman violations, sham litigation and other business torts.

Career

William Lavery is a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Practice of Baker Botts’ Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Lavery has handled a number of antitrust and other complex commercial litigation matters, criminal antitrust investigations and mergers. Mr. Lavery has represented clients in a wide range of industries including computer hardware, foundry, energy, telecommunications, chemicals, transportation and agriculture, in cases involving alleged claims of price-fixing, monopolization, Robinson-Patman violations, sham litigation and other business torts. Mr. Lavery currently serves as the Chair of the Antitrust Law Committee for the ABA Young Lawyers Division.

Languages

English.

Member

District of Columbia Bar; New York State Bar; United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; United States Supreme Court.

Leisure

Seattle sports, crossfit and cycling.


United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

Although Baker Botts L.L.P.’s civil antitrust litigation work is primarily weighted towards representing defendants, it also handles a notable share of opt-out cases and class action work for plaintiffs. The firm has undertaken a significant amount of work for Royal Philips recently; in a recent highlight, John Taladay, Erik Koons, Van Beckwith (Dallas) and Stuart Plunkett (San Francisco) assisted the client with obtaining a landmark summary judgment in an MDL involving allegations of a global price-fixing conspiracy among manufacturers of cathode ray tubes (CRTs). The firm has also handled mandates for clients such as McWane Inc, Eaton Corporation and Harold Levinson Associates. Stephen Weissman, Joseph Ostoyich (‘the consummate consigliere in terms of client service’), James Kress and William Lavery are among other notable partners in the team, which saw Tom Dillickrath join the FTC as deputy chief trial counsel. Plunkett, who has particular expertise in representing technology companies in antitrust disputes, joined from Morrison & Foerster LLP. Named lawyers are based in Washington DC except where indicated otherwise.

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