Erik Koons is a Partner in the Antitrust and Competition Practice of Baker Botts’ Washington, D.C. office. He has more than twenty years of experience representing some of the world’s leading companies in bet-the-company antitrust litigations involving the full gamut of competition related claims, including those alleging price fixing, monopolization, monopsonization, “sham” patent litigation, tying and bundling. Many of these litigations have involved massive, nationwide class action claims for both direct and indirect purchaser plaintiffs as well as suits brought by state and federal governments. Mr. Koons’ class action defense experience involves claims seeking in the hundreds of millions to over $9 billion in alleged damages. Mr. Koons’ experience has been concentrated in the pharmaceutical, medical device, food, technology, telecom, energy, chemical, manufacturing, transportation and electronics industries. Mr. Koons devotes a substantial amount of his practice representing companies in internal competition-related investigations and in connection with investigations launched by federal antitrust enforcement agencies and states attorneys general. He regularly counsels corporations on competition-related business matters and designs and implements antitrust compliance programs for clients across the globe.