An FTC veteran, Mr. Perry joins the firm after most recently serving as Counsel to the Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition from 2015 to 2016. In that front-office role, he was directly involved in many of the agency's most important antitrust enforcement actions, including both merger and non-merger matters. He played an integral role in the FTC's successful challenge to the proposed Sysco/U.S. Foods merger and other high-profile cases such as FTC v. Actavis, FTC v. Cephalon and FTC v. St. Luke’s Health System.
Prior to his role as Counsel to the Director, Mr. Perry served as an Attorney in the FTC's Health Care Division from 2010 to 2015, where he helped lead the agency's enforcement efforts in the pharmaceutical and health care sectors.
“The addition of Michael to our already deep Antitrust team will allow us to better serve our clients across industries, including in the life sciences and high tech sectors. His accomplishments in high-profile matters at the FTC speak to his very broad skillset,” said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts.
“Michael is an outstanding lawyer and one of the most talented individuals I worked with at the FTC. He's the complete package who will be a tremendous resource for our group and clients,” said Steve Weissman, Co-chair of the firm's Antitrust practice and former Deputy Director of the FTC's Bureau of Competition.
A graduate of Stanford Law School, Mr. Perry worked in private practice shortly before serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Allyne R. Ross (E.D. N.Y.), and the Honorable Michael A. Chagares (3d Cir.).
Baker Botts lawyers recently reported on the decision of the Hong Kong High Court in the case of Sea Powerful II Special Maritime Enterprises (ENE) v Bank of China Ltd  HKCFI 39, in which the court refused to grant an anti-suit injunction because the party seeking relief failed to apply for the injunction in a timely manner, maintaining the principle that anti-suit applications should be made promptly even in circumstances where the applicant would suffer no prejudice from the delay.
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Baker Botts lawyers discuss if a consumer product manufacturer’s failure to offer all sizes of the product to all customers expose it to a claim of discrimination in providing “promotional services or facilities,” under the federal antitrust law known as the Robinson-Patman Act (“RPA”)?
Baker Botts L.L.P. represented Jones Energy in the recent public offerings, as well as the STACK/SCOOP play acquisition.
Baker Botts, in partnership with Concurrences Journal, will be sponsoring a seminar on global antitrust hot topics on Thursday, 8 September in Brussels.
Jones Energy, Inc. today announced the signing of a definitive purchase and sale agreement to acquire approximately 18,000 net acres located in the STACK/SCOOP play in Oklahoma for $136.5 million from SCOOP Energy Company, LLC. Baker Botts L.L.P. represented Jones Energy in the transaction.
On Thursday, 8 September 2016 Baker Botts' Energy Practice will be hosting its first Oil and Gas Lawyer School in London.
Baker Botts’ Litigation lawyers Jeremy Levin and Louis Layrisson, recently co-authored a two-part article series published in The FCPA Report that examines cross-border employee training from an anticorruption perspective.
On May 4, 2016 the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued final and temporary regulations, Treasury Regulation § 301.7701-2T (the “Regulation”), to clarify the employment tax treatment of partners in a partnership that owns a disregarded entity.
The latest Baker Botts PTAB Trials Blog post discusses The Federal Circuit’s recent decision in Mag Aerospace Industries Inc. v. B/E Aerospace, Inc. and how it has reaffirmed the continued vitality of assignor estoppel and highlighted an often-overlooked aspect of the doctrine. Click here to read more.