Michael Bodosky is counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Baker Botts. His practice primarily focuses on antitrust and competition law and litigation. He advises on all aspects of antitrust law including premerger notification, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, horizontal and vertical restraints of trade, monopolization and exemptions and immunities to the federal antitrust laws.
Mr. Bodosky has represented numerous clients before the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. He regularly counsels clients on the competitive implications of mergers and acquisitions, strategies for obtaining regulatory clearance and premerger notification under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Mr. Bodosky has extensive experience representing clients in “Second Request” investigations conducted by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. He has audited client business practices and has advised on compliance issues concerning price-fixing, bid-rigging, joint purchasing agreements and predatory pricing.
Mr. Bodosky has provided arbitrage advice to hedge fund managers interested in the likely outcome of federal investigations in numerous industries including oil and gas exploration and production, specialty metals, liquefied gas, electrical devices and distilled liquors. Mr. Bodosky’s antitrust experience covers a wide range of industries, including private equity, energy, oil and gas, specialty chemicals, electricity, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, telecommunications, broadband and satellite communications, computer software and hardware, internet publishing and broadcasting, steel and specialty metals, financial/brokerage services, national defense, healthcare services, electrical devices, industrial equipment, newsprint, paper and food products.
Previously, Mr. Bodosky worked for the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division as an Honors Attorney in the Merger Task Force, Litigation I and Litigation II Sections where he gained significant experience in all phases of government merger investigations including merger/acquisition review, civil enforcement actions (civil investigative demands/second requests) and investigative process and procedure. After the Antitrust Division, Mr. Bodosky worked for a leading international law firm advising clients on all aspects of antitrust and competition law.
Mr. Bodosky is a contributing author/editor of ABA Antitrust Law Developments and the upcoming ABA Premerger Notification Practice Manual, Fifth Edition. He has published commentary on antitrust and competition issues including: Antitrust Modernization Commission Recommendations (ABA Immunities and Exemptions Committee), U.S. Antitrust Review of Partial Acquisitions, Coordinated Effects in U.S. Merger Review, Judicial opinions concerning Post-Merger Coordinated Interaction, HSR Guidelines for Corporate Counsel, the FTC Merger Review Process as well as International Competition Reform.