Mark Botti co-leads our Antitrust & Competition practice group. Mark advises clients and represents them on the full spectrum of antitrust matters, including government investigations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, government and private litigation, and competition policy matters. His work has spanned all sectors of the economy, including healthcare, managed care and health information technology; electronic payment systems, intellectual property and high technology matters; consumer products; national defense; media and entertainment; and insurance.
Before joining us, Mark served for 13 years at the US Department of Justice in various litigation and leadership positions within the Antitrust Division. Mark litigated and supervised complex antitrust matters, mergers and acquisitions, monopolization cases and joint ventures. He consulted regularly with international antitrust enforcement authorities on particular matters and on the development of their merger and other antitrust regulations and practices. Mark was the career Division official who directly oversaw the extensive hearings held by the Division and the Federal Trade Commission on healthcare during the years 2004-2005, as well as the drafting of the agencies’ joint seminal report, “Improving Health Care: A Dose of Competition.”
Active in the American Bar Association, Mark is a vice chair of the Joint Conduct Committee and was a member of its special task forces on Health Care Reform and Pharmaceutical Reverse Payments. He has given numerous public presentations on antitrust litigation, mergers and joint ventures, and healthcare. Mark is a non governmental advisor to the International Competition Network (ICN) merger committee. The ICN is a network of antitrust agencies from developed and developing countries that addresses antitrust enforcement and policy issues of common interest and formulates proposals for procedural and substantive convergence. In 2010, he participated as counsel for the Merging Parties at the Mock Merger Review Workshop of the ICN’s Merger Policy & Practice Committee in Rome, Italy.
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