Mr Boland's practice focuses on representing companies before the US and international antitrust enforcement agencies. He came to Baker Botts in 2011 and is now co-chair of the practice globally. His areas of experience include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, intellectual property and transactional antitrust. He has also represented large and small companies in criminal antitrust proceedings and in complex civil antitrust litigation.
Mr Boland was previously global co-chair of the prestigious and accomplished private antitrust practice at Howrey. He has been recognised as a leading international antitrust practitioner in Who's Who Legal, Chambers, The Legal 500, Washingtonian Magazine, Super Lawyers Magazine and BTI Client Service All Stars.
Mr Boland has guided numerous mergers and acquisitions, in a broad range of industries, through the federal and foreign antitrust review process. He is skilled in drafting and negotiating acquisition agreements and handling contested transactions through pre-merger second requests and consent order proceedings at both the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice. Additionally, Mr Boland has served as lead defence counsel in complex criminal and civil litigation involving the trucking, petroleum drill bit, hand tool, office products, outdoor advertising and fluid milk industries. He has also engineered creative settlements in various litigation proceedings as well as in the mergers and acquisitions area.
Recent successful engagements include: representation of Halliburton Company in its acquisition of Baker Hughes Incorporated; representation of Caterpillar Inc in its successful acquisition of Bucyrus International Inc; representation of Dresser-Rand Group, Inc in its acquisition by Siemens; and representation of Smith International in its merger with Schlumberger Ltd.
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