John M. Taladay is Co-Chair of the Antitrust Practice of Baker Botts. He focuses his work on competition matters including gaining merger approvals, defending criminal cartel investigations, litigating civil antitrust cases and managing complex international competition matters and has been recognized by all major publications as a leader in his field. He has particular experience 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 advised 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. 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. He has been extremely active in the development of international competition policy. He serves as Chair of the International Committee of the ABA Antitrust Section, as Vice Chair of the BIAC Competition Committee to the OECD, and as Chair of the Competition Committee of the United States Council for International Business. He has been appointed as a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network and has serve as a faculty member at several international workshops aimed at training ICN member and other agencies in the analysis of mergers.