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The National Law Journal’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust Trailblazers: Baker Botts Partner, Stephen Weissman Recognized

WASHINGTON, September 27, 2016

- Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that Partner and Co-Chair of the firm’s Antitrust practice group, Stephen Weissman, was selected as a 2016 Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Antitrust Trailblazer by The National Law Journal (NLJ)

Mr. Weissman, who returned to the firm late last year after serving as Deputy Director for the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Bureau of Competition from 2013 to 2015, has represented companies and individuals in antitrust investigations by the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, as well as in antitrust and commercial litigation in U.S. courts. In addition to representing companies in high-stakes merger investigations, he has acted as lead trial counsel in a number of cases including both bench and jury trials and argued appeals in multiple U.S. Courts of Appeal. 

The M&A & Antitrust Trailblazers recognize the people who have moved the needle in mergers & acquisitions and antitrust law; acknowledging excellence in deal making, restructuring and financing - celebrating the contributions and achievements of leading firms and other legal professionals. 

In describing his work on M&A transactions from the antitrust perspective, Mr. Weissman commented, “I love it because each and every case is a different industry and part of your job is to learn how the industry works. You need to do that to analyze what’s important . . .” 

To review NLJ’s full M&A & Antitrust list, please click here

To learn more about Baker Botts’ Antitrust & Competition Law practice, please click here


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