John Taladay

Co-Chair-Antitrust at Baker Botts LLP

John Taladay

John Taladay

Co-Chair-Antitrust at Baker Botts LLP

Biography

John M. Taladay is Co-Chair of the Antitrust Practice of Baker Botts. He is well known for his work in gaining merger approvals, defending criminal cartel investigations, litigating civil antitrust cases and managing complex international competition matters.

In working closely with the U.S. 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, airline, primary metals, agriculture, food, chemicals and electronics sectors.

Mr. Taladay has also counseled U.S. 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 offenses. He has navigated corporate clients through a range of cartel representation strategies from steadfast defense 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.

Previously, Mr. Taladay served in the antitrust leadership of Howrey, LLP, and as International Legal Counsel at the Paris headquarters of Vivendi Universal.

Mr. Taladay has been extremely active in the development of international competition policy. He serves as the 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. In the latter capacity, he has been invited by the U.S. FTC and DOJ to serve as a faculty member at several international merger workshops aimed at training more than 50 ICN member agencies in the analysis of mergers. He also acts as Vice-Chair of the International Committee of the ABA Section of Antitrust and as a member of the ICC Competition Committee.

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Education
LL.M. with Distinction
Class of 2000

Georgetown University Law Center is the law school of Georgetown University, located in Washington, D.C. Established in 1870, the Law Center offers J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees in law.[5] As the second largest law school in the United States, Georgetown Law often touts the advantages of its wide range of program offerings and proximity to federal agencies and courts, including the Supreme Court

J.D.
Class of 1989

UNC School of Law was founded in 1845 and is part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation's first state-supported university. The school has been approved by the American Bar Association since 1928. Carolina Law prepares outstanding lawyers and leaders to serve the people and institutions of North Carolina, the nation and the world. Home to numerous centers and initiatives, the school offers strong expertise in civil rights, banking, environmental law, intellectual property, entrepreneurial and securities law, critical studies, bankruptcy and constitutional inquiry.

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Class of 1986

Penn State is a multicampus public research university that educates students from Pennsylvania, the nation and the world, and improves the well being and health of individuals and communities through integrated programs of teaching, research, and service. Penn State, founded in 1855 as an agricultural college, admitted its first class in 1859. Today Penn State is one of four “state-related” universities (along with the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, and Lincoln University), institutions that are not state-owned and -operated but that have the character of public universities and receive substantial state appropriations.

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Career History
Co-Chair-Antitrust
Current

Baker Botts LLP provides legal services to regional, national and international clients. Its clients include Halliburton, Centerpoint Energy, and ExxonMobil. The firm has offices in Austin, Beijing, Dallas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Moscow, New York, Riyadh, and Washington. The company was founded in 1840 and is located in Houston, Texas.

Professional
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Howrey LLP provides legal services. Howrey provides legal council in the areas of antitrust, intellectual property and complex commercial litigation and arbitration. The firm has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Howrey was formed in 2000 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

International Legal Counsel
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Member, Competition Committee
Current

International Chamber of Commerce (France) is a French nonprofit company headquartered in Paris with a presence in several countries, involved in business associations. Lew W. Cramer is the current CEO of the firm.The company says this about itself: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the world business organisation, a representative body that speaks with authority on behalf of (and to) businesses of all sizes from all sectors all over the world. The ICC as a body was founded in 1919 and now represents over 6 million companies, chambers of commerce and business associations in more than 130 countries. The mission of the ICC's Commission on Competition is to promote free and competitive markets, and as part of that Commission, the ICC's Task Force on Antitrust Compliance and Advocacy has diligently engaged in advocacy with both antitrust agencies and businesses around the world over more than a decade on the importance of business ethics and compliance to achieve business with integrity in society.

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Awards & Honors
2013
Washingtonian Magazine - Top Lawyers, Antitrust
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Admitted to the United States Supreme Court
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