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Baker Botts' Antitrust Practice Moves up the Ranks in GCR 100 "Global Elite"


WASHINGTON D.C., January 11, 2019 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that the firm’s global Antitrust and Competition Law Practice once again has risen in the rankings in Global Competition Review’s (GCR) latest edition of GCR 100.  Baker Botts’ Antitrust Group, under the leadership of Chairs John Taladay, Maureen Ohlhausen and Steve Weissman in D.C. and Catriona Hatton in Brussels, saw its ranking rise to 14th globally.

In addition to its Global Elite status, GCR selected Baker Botts’ Antitrust and Competition Law Practice as “Outstanding” amongst its competitors in Washington, D.C., “Recommended” in Brussels and “Highly Recommended” in Texas.

“We are very pleased with our continued upward movement in GCR’s Global Elite rankings,” said John Taladay, firmwide Co-Chair of the Antitrust & Competition practice group. “This movement reflects the breadth and complexity of the work we are asked to do for our international client base and shows our commitment to fielding a leading team, drawing on our resources on both sides of the Atlantic for competition work.”

GCR notes the strong momentum the firm’s practice has established within the past year and its solid performance.

In the last six months of 2018, Baker Botts Antitrust practice hired five leading competition partners in Washington, D.C., Brussels and San Francisco, as well as promoted a stellar senior associate to partner. These hires include Maureen Ohlhausen, who is a highly recognized expert, having served as Acting Chair and Commissioner to the FTC over the past six years.

GCR also highlighted the Antitrust practice’s diverse work in 2018, “following a solid year advising clients in complex merger control matters and in long-running cartel probes,” as well as in private litigation.

To review the complete GCR 100 rankings, click here.

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