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Baker Botts L.L.P.
700 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001-5692
United States
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Mark Botti is an experienced antitrust litigator, having litigated and tried cases involving some of the most complex antitrust issues, including complex merger challenges and monopolization cases in both private practice and during his government service. He has been extensively involved in litigated antitrust cases in many industries—some highly regulated and some old economy—including healthcare, health insurance, dental care, dental insurance, medical and dental products, national defense contractors, music licensing, consumer and institutional dairy products, industrial paper manufacturing, plumbing products, electronic fund processing of government welfare benefits, auto dealership financing, auto insurance, cement, consumer noodles, property and casualty insurance, and computer chips.

Prior to his government service, Mark was a partner in a private law firm where he litigated and tried a number of antitrust, as well as non-antitrust complex civil cases. Mark served for 13 years at the U.S. Department of Justice in various litigation and leadership positions within the Antitrust Division. In addition to directly litigating and trying a number of cases while at the Division, he prepared numerous preliminary injunction merger cases and actively supervised a number of civil actions. Upon re-entering private practice, his litigation experience has remained focused almost exclusively on antitrust matters. Throughout his career, he has spoken and written authoritatively on merger litigation and antitrust litigation generally.

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United States > Antitrust > Merger control

Baker Botts L.L.P. maintained its successful record across complex merger processes, including Second Request proceedings and litigation, working prolifically on behalf of clients in the private equity, tech, and industrials sectors. The team includes a number of former senior FTC and DOJ officials, and offers significant expertise in regulatory strategy and enforcement response, both within the US and when facing international antitrust agencies. The practice was further bolstered in 2021 with the arrival of former Antitrust Division Chief of Staff Taylor Owings, and the promotion of Jody Boudreault to partner, in recognition of her strong work in the healthcare sector. John Taladay oversees the team alongside former acting FTC Chair Maureen Ohlhausen, a vastly experienced antitrust practitioner with extensive first-hand knowledge of the merger review process. Mark Botti handles high-level cases in key sectors such as healthcare, financial services, and tech, including major litigation before the FTC and DOJ, while Paul Cuomo is a standout name for multi-jurisdictional merger processes, and regularly handles antitrust clearances for Liberty Media. Jeffrey Oliver also advises on global proceedings, and is strong in the oil and gas and heavy industrials spaces. Senior associate Matthew Adler is an emerging player in the team, co-ordinating complex clearance proceedings, including several cross-border deals for Liberty. All lawyers mentioned are in Washington DC.