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US: DOJ senior official joins Baker Botts

 |  November 19, 2018

Peter Huston, a former assistant chief in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, is the latest addition to Baker Botts’ San Francisco office, joining the firm from Sidley Austin.

Huston will be based in Baker Botts’ San Francisco office. “Baker Botts has really built a truly world-class international antitrust and competition practice, and they are expanding it not only worldwide, but especially here in the Bay Area,” said Huston. “It was a great opportunity for me to come over.”

He said the move was “not primarily about money,” but for the opportunity to help the Texas-based firm build out its antitrust practice on the West Coast.

Huston joined Sidley’s antitrust, white-collar, and complex commercial litigation practices as a partner in 2015. Before that, he spent six years as a federal prosecutor supervising criminal cartel matters and civil merger matters. Earlier, he spent 19 years at Latham & Watkins, including 11 years as a partner.

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