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Litigation / Antitrust / Antitrust & Competition Law Group
oseph Ostoyich is Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department in Washington, D.C. He has more than two decades of experience representing some of the world’s leading companies in price fixing, monopolization and the full gamut of antitrust litigation in U.S. courts and in investigations and merger reviews by the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the European Commission and government authorities around the world. He has represented clients in bet-the-company competitor and class action lawsuits, including more than a dozen different class action clusters in the paper, chemical, foundry, energy, transportation and agricultural commodities industries.
Litigation Department Chair/Antitrust Group in Washington, D.C. Mr. Ostoyich has nearly twenty-five years of experience defending price fixing, monopolization, and other bet-the-company antitrust cases in federal courts across the country, including nearly two dozen class action antitrust case clusters. His most recent trial victory was a defense verdict in a price fixing case brought by the Federal Trade Commission. Mr. Ostoyich also has considerable experience in obtaining merger clearance from the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and governmental authorities around the world.
U.S. Supreme Court, D. C. Circuit, Third Circuit, Sixth Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, multiple district courts.
is J.D. University of Chicago, B.A. Cornell University (with distinction in all subjects)
United States: Antitrust
Baker Botts L.L.P. represents high-profile clients in some of the country’s most important cartel investigations. The 32-strong team was boosted by the return of Stephen Weissman, who rejoined the firm in November 2015 following a tenure as deputy director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition. The group recently handled matters related to investigations into the autoparts industry, the forex market and the pharmaceuticals sector, representing before the DOJ as well as international antitrust agencies. In a recent price-fixing matter, practice co-head John Taladay successfully represented Philips and PLDS in all aspects of a DOJ investigation. Other notable clients include Dresser-Rand and Caterpillar. Joseph Ostoyich co-chairs the firm’s litigation department. All attorneys are based in Washington DC.
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.