John M Taladay is co-chair of the antitrust practice of Baker Botts. He is highly accomplished in gaining merger approvals, defending criminal cartel investigations, litigating civil antitrust cases and managing complex international competition matters.
In working closely with the US Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice antitrust division, the European Commission and other international agencies, Mr Taladay has extensive experience in gaining merger clearances particularly in the technology, media, telecommunications, consumer products, software and pharmaceutical sectors and traditional industries including the automotive, primary metals, agriculture, food, chemicals and electronics sectors.
Mr Taladay has also counselled US and foreign clients and individuals in dozens of major cartel matters including antitrust grand jury investigations into allegations of price fixing, bid-rigging, market allocation and related offences. He has navigated corporate clients through a range of cartel representation strategies from steadfast defence to leniency application to formal non-prosecution treatment. His litigation work includes acting as lead counsel in numerous civil antitrust class action and other litigation matters involving nearly all aspects of the antitrust laws.
His practice also focuses on monopolisation, dominance and abuse cases, particularly in connection with the enforcement of intellectual property rights and alleged abuses.
Mr Taladay has been a leader in international competition policy. He currently serves as the chair of the international committee of the ABA antitrust section and as the chair of the competition committee of the US Council for International Business. He is a vice chair of the business and industry advisory committee to the OECD competition committee and has been appointed as a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network.
Previously, Mr Taladay served in the antitrust leadership of Howrey, LLP, and as international legal counsel at the Paris headquarters of Vivendi Universal.
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