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GCR Ranks Baker Botts’ Antitrust Practice as “Global Elite”


WASHINGTON, January 20, 2016 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Law practice has been recognized as one of the world’s “Global Elite” practices by Global Competition Review (GCR).

In the 16th edition, GCR’s “Global Elite” rankings highlight the antitrust work of global law firms based on the difficulty and quality of work, reputation of lawyers, size, jurisdictional reach, and casework over the past 12 months.

GCR noted the heralded return of former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Competition Deputy Director, Stephen Weissman who returns to Baker Botts as Co-Chair of the Antitrust & Competition practice and former partner, stating, “If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, agency hires from Baker Botts’ litigation team should leave the firm feeling very complimented indeed."

In Baker Botts’ “Global Elite” profile, GCR editors noted the group’s “excellent work in unilateral conduct and litigation,” along with its “quality-over-quantity” merger work which makes up its “well-rounded offerings.” The editors placed a spotlight on Baker Botts’ substantial cases such as, Dresser-Rand needing deal clearance in the European Union; Halliburton/Baker Hughes merger, awaiting a DoJ decision; and McWane’s defense against the FTC.

“We are very pleased to be identified among the Global Elite,” said John Taladay, firmwide Co-Chair of the Antitrust & Competition practice group and Partner in Charge of the Washington, D.C. office. “This recognition of the leading depth and quality of our global competition work is an honor."

To review the complete GCR rankings, click here.


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