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Baker Botts’ Antitrust Litigation Ranks as Global Top Ten


WASHINGTON, February 3, 2016 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce its Antitrust Litigation practice is listed among Global Competition Review’s (GCR) Global Top Ten.

In this first-ever litigation ranking, GCR states the global listing includes the top international competition practices that “display considerable litigation prowess on both sides of the Atlantic.”

“Receiving the international recognition speaks to our group’s complex, multidisciplinary class action litigation work in high-stakes cases here and abroad,” said John Taladay, firmwide Co-Chair of the Antitrust and Competition Law practice group and Partner in Charge of the Washington, D.C. office. “We’re pleased to receive this accolade that recognizes the talent and capabilities of our group on a global scale.”

GCR identified a number of Baker Botts’ Antitrust litigation partners for specific case wins, including: Partner Joe Ostoyich’s lead in the McWane case; Partner Paul Cuomo’s lead in the price-fixing lawsuit against the National Association of Music Merchants; Ostoyich’s and Partner Erik Koons’ lead in the direct and indirect purchasers’ case against transmission manufacturer Eaton.

In addition to the Global Top Ten, the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Law practice was recognized as one of the world’s “Global Elite” in the 16th edition of the GCR 100 - an annual ranking that highlights 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.

Baker Botts antitrust lawyers have extensive trial experience in highly complex cases and handle litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts throughout the United States, and have litigated merger and non-merger cases against the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice. They represent companies and individuals in civil and criminal investigations and adversary proceedings involving the entire spectrum of antitrust and competition issues. The antitrust litigation docket includes class actions, parallel litigation in state and federal courts, multidistrict litigation, preliminary injunction hearings and other complex proceedings. Antitrust litigation partners include Joseph Ostoyich, Stephen Weissman, Jim Kress, Erik Koons and William Lavery.


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