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Baker Botts’ Global Antitrust Practice Rises in the Ranks in GCR 100 – 20th Edition


WASHINGTON, D.C., January 17, 2020 – Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, is proud to announce that its global Antitrust and Competition Law practice was recognized, once again, in the Global Competition Review’s (GCR) GCR 100 Global Elite of top 20 antitrust firms worldwide.

The practice, which is under the leadership of Chairs John Taladay, Maureen Ohlhausen and Steve Weissman in D.C. and Catriona Hatton in Brussels, saw its overall ranking rise to 11th globally, and the group jumped back into the top 10 rankings in GCR’s Litigation category, at No. 5.

“We are very proud to be ranked top five in the GCR 100 for Litigation,” said Maureen Ohlhausen, partner and Chair of Baker Botts’ Antitrust and Competition Law practice. “These rankings spotlight our commitment to providing the best service for our clients, fielding a leading team, and capitalizing on our resources on both sides of the Atlantic for competition work.”

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

GCR editors noted the addition of former FTC Commissioner and Chair, Maureen Ohlhausen as adding to the lineup of the practice. Additionally, the publication stated that the practice Chairs are among “the best antitrust lawyers around” – are praised for their work on civil matters, and the firm as a whole is seen as a “very aggressive competitor” in the antitrust market.

“Our rise in the Global Elite rankings speaks to our group’s complex work in high-stakes cases here and abroad and illustrates our focus on achieving the best outcomes for our clients,” said Catriona Hatton, partner and Chair of Baker Botts’ Antitrust and Competition Law practice.

Baker Botts’ Global Antitrust and Competition Law practice advises the world’s leading companies on the full spectrum of antitrust matters. Our expertise and bench strength of over 70 lawyers worldwide extends across global mergers and acquisitions, complex civil antitrust litigation, international cartel matters and other enforcement investigations, and compliance and counseling matters. Our lawyers bring sound commercial judgment to our clients’ most challenging competition matters, along with a deep understanding of the varied legal, technical and policy issues that they face.

To review the complete GCR 100 rankings, click here.

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