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Baker Botts Named Best for Antitrust Class Action Defense

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2016 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that the firm is listed by Acquisition International (AI) as “Best for Antitrust Class Action Defense - Washington” in the 2016 Dispute Resolution Awards. 

The AI Dispute Resolution Awards highlight and reward the most respected litigators, arbitrators and mediators across a variety of industries, as well as recognize outstanding performance and results achieved by the industry's leading areas in what is considered an extremely competitive market. 

“Receiving this recognition speaks to our group’s complex, multidisciplinary class action litigation work in high-stakes cases,” said Partner Joe Ostoyich, chair of the firm’s Litigation Department in Washington, D.C. “We are pleased about the ongoing recognition of our group’s talent and capabilities on a global scale.” 

Baker Botts antitrust lawyers have extensive trial experience in highly complex cases and handle litigation on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts throughout the United States, and have litigated merger and non-merger cases against the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice. They represent companies and individuals in civil and criminal investigations and adversary proceedings involving the entire spectrum of antitrust and competition issues. The antitrust litigation docket includes class actions, parallel litigation in state and federal courts, multidistrict litigation, preliminary injunction hearings and other complex proceedings. Antitrust litigation partners include Joseph Ostoyich, Stephen Weissman, John Taladay, Jim Kress, Erik Koons and William Lavery


Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 725 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 14 offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients' industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy and technology sectors. Since 1840, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit

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