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Baker Botts Welcomes Leading Antitrust Lawyer and Former Senior DOJ Official to its San Francisco Office


SAN FRANCISCO, November 15, 2018 – Baker Botts L.P.P., a leading international law firm, today announced that Peter Huston has joined the firm’s Antitrust Practice as a Partner. Prior to entering private practice, Peter served as the Assistant Chief of the DOJ's Antitrust Division San Francisco office and led multiple high-profile trial victories for the Antitrust Division. He will be based in Baker Botts' San Francisco office and become the latest addition to an expanding West Coast presence of the firm's award-winning global antitrust team.

“Peter is an outstanding lawyer with over 25 years of experience in the antitrust, complex commercial, white collar and high stakes criminal and civil litigation arena. His government and private sector experience will add tremendous value for our clients and speaks to the expansion of our Antitrust Practice and the momentum and growth we are seeing in the Bay area,” said Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner of Baker Botts.

“Peter is one of the most highly regarded antitrust lawyers on the West Coast, with a strong track record for top-quality work in high-profile matters both at DOJ and in private practice.  We are thrilled that he has decided to join our team,” said Stephen Weissman, Co-Chair of the firm's Antitrust Practice.

During his tenure as a top DOJ enforcer, Peter led the Antitrust Division's trial teams in U.S. v. BazaarVoice, a merger challenge in the high-tech industry, and in the agency's historic criminal price-fixing trial victory against AU Optronics, a maker of consumer electronics.

“Peter is the second acclaimed antitrust partner to recently join our San Francisco office.  Together with Stuart Plunkett, who joined Baker Botts in 2016, Peter's addition reaffirms that San Francisco is an integral part of our global antitrust solution,” said John Taladay, Co-Chair of the firm's Antitrust Practice. “In addition, Matthew Levitt recently joined our Antitrust practice in Brussels, another sign of the momentum and growth in the department,” added Mr. Taladay.

“We are thrilled that Peter is joining our San Francisco office. Baker Botts is one of the fastest growing law firms in San Francisco and, with the addition of Peter, we will continue our momentum in expanding the range and depth of services we offer our clients from our California offices,” said Pat Stanton, Partner-In-Charge of the firm's San Francisco office.

Mr. Huston joins Baker Botts from Sidley Austin.

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