We are pleased to announce the placement of Peter Huston with Baker Botts in San Francisco. Mr. Huston was a partner with Sidley and before that, served as Assistant Chief in the San Francisco Office of the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice where he led and supervised both criminal cartel matters and civil merger matters. Huston has 25 years of experience in high-stakes civil and criminal antitrust litigation, trials, government investigations and merger clearance work, both in and out of government.
Mr. Huston was the lead lawyer on multiple high-profile antitrust investigations and trials, including the Antitrust Division’s successful prosecution of members of the LCD cartel, regarded by many as one of the most significant antitrust cases in recent history. He also led other criminal matters, including investigations conducted in coordination with foreign competition authorities, and helped oversee the work of the San Francisco office’s prosecutors.
Recognized for his government service, Mr. Huston was awarded the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award and was twice awarded the Antitrust Division’s Award of Distinction. He also received a California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award for corporate antitrust.
Before his government service, Peter was in private practice for nearly 20 years. He has represented clients faced with civil and criminal antitrust and unfair competition exposure and has represented entities seeking agency approval for mergers and acquisitions. He has conducted internal investigations for major international corporations in cartel matters, worked on many complex antitrust cases and has significant defense-side trial experience.