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FTC Veteran Michael Perry Joins Baker Botts’ Antitrust and Competition Practice


WASHINGTON, August 8, 2016 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, today announced that Michael Perry has joined the firm's Antitrust and Competition practice as a Partner.

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.).


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