Taylor M. Owings is a partner in Baker Botts’ Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. She represents clients in civil merger and non-merger matters both in front of government agencies and in private litigation. She also counsels clients on the application of antitrust law to their business activities, with special experience in issues related to the digital economy. Prior to joining Baker Botts, Ms. Owings served in the Front Office of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice as Counsel (2018-2020) and Chief of Staff (2020-2021). In those roles, Ms. Owings was a key advisor to the Assistant Attorney General on the application of antitrust law to technology industries, including in the Department of Justice’s review of the business practices of market-leading online platforms and in the application of antitrust law to the exercise of intellectual property rights and standard setting organizations. As Chief of Staff of the Antitrust Division, Ms. Owings was responsible for ensuring the high quality of all public advocacy issued by the Division, including court filings, policy statements, and speeches.