WASHINGTON, August 27, 2015 - Baker Botts, a leading international law firm, announced today that firm antitrust partner, Charles Loughlin has been selected as the next Deputy Chief Trial Counsel for the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), Bureau of Competition.
With over 20 years of legal experience, Mr. Loughlin has worked primarily in private antitrust litigation, particularly in class action defense. He was involved in the first trial of an antitrust challenge to so-called “reverse payment” patent settlements, and has worked on numerous antitrust litigations across a range of industries. He has also worked on a number of commercial litigation and arbitration matters outside the antitrust field, including securities, trademark and false advertising, commercial disputes, and products liability.
“This selection is a testament to the depth of our antitrust team and a strong representation of our antitrust/competition work,” said John Taladay, firmwide Chair of the Antitrust & Competition practice group and Partner in Charge of the Washington, DC office. “Chuck is an outstanding lawyer with a tremendous depth of antitrust litigation expertise. We are proud that the FTC chose him for this role.”
Mr. Loughlin will report to the FTC on September 8, 2015. In his position as Deputy Chief Trial Counsel, he will help litigate antitrust cases brought by the FTC involving mergers and acquisitions, and other business practices affecting U.S. consumers.
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