John M. Taladay

Baker Botts (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

John M. Taladay is Co-Chair of the Antitrust Practice Group of Baker Botts L.L.P., resident in Washington, D.C. He counsels in the area of international and domestic mergers, criminal cartel investigations and civil antitrust litigation. He has particularly extensive experience in gaining merger clearances before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, the European Commission and other international agencies. He is recognized as a leading practitioner in the area of criminal cartel investigations and follow-on class action litigation. Mr. Taladay serves as a Non-Governmental Adviser to the ICN, Vice-Chair of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, and Vice-Chair of the International Committee of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law.


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European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
European Commission (Brussels)
University of Oxford
E.CA Economics (Brussels)


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Erik Koons, Tim Singer, Christine Ryu-Naya, John M. Taladay The US Assistant Attorney General Delrahim announces changes to the Justice Manual designed to incentivise antitrust compliance programs


On July 11, 2019, Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim announced changes to the Justice Manual designed to incentivize the implementation and use of antitrust compliance programs. Chief among these changes is a reversal of the Antitrust Division’s longstanding policy of refusing to (...)

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John M. Taladay Buyer power: A star is (re)born


Buyer power once featured prominently in the antitrust discourse, often used as a foil to arguments that a merger would enable supracompetitive pricing. As time passed, the utility of the market power argument diminished as agencies became more explicit in their guidance and began exploring (...)


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