Top Antitrust Trial Lawyer Lawrence Buterman To Join Latham & Watkins

Partner bolsters the firm’s global antitrust and competition capabilities with notable trial experience while at the DOJ.

July 16, 2014

Washington, D.C. and New York … Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that nationally-recognized antitrust trial litigator Lawrence Buterman will join the firm as a partner in the Washington, D.C. and New York offices. He joins from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division’s Networks and Technology Enforcement Section, and brings exceptional experience both from inside government and private practice to the firm’s integrated global competition team. 

“Larry’s first-chair antitrust credentials are stellar. In the antitrust practice, compared with other areas of litigation, trials are relatively rare, making first-chair antitrust lawyers with substantial trial experience even more rare. Larry boasts high-profile victories throughout his career, as well as a deep understanding of the government’s priorities and practices related to antitrust enforcement,” said Michael Egge, Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. “We’re thrilled to welcome Larry to the Latham partnership and to add his substantial strategic capabilities and experience to our platform and our clients.”

“Larry will be an excellent addition to our renowned litigation group,” said Jimmy Brandt, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in New York.  “In particular, it will be great to have a former government antitrust enforcer on the ground here in New York to work with clients in the banking and pharmaceutical industries as they face increasing threats from both government and private antitrust litigation.”

Alice Fisher, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C., added: “I am delighted to welcome Larry to Latham & Watkins.  He is a very talented litigator and we are excited to be adding another highly-qualified trial lawyer to our team.”

Buterman joins a group that is comprised of approximately 140  lawyers globally who have advised clients on all aspects of antitrust practice – merger clearance, business conduct investigations and private and public antitrust litigation.  The team brings together lawyers with market-leading local expertise and broad experience to provide seamless, integrated service and counsel across borders in the world’s major antitrust jurisdictions.     

“I am thrilled to be joining Latham’s highly regarded antitrust team,” Buterman said. “The firm has an excellent reputation when it comes to advising multinational companies as they face increasing exposure worldwide to price-fixing accusations by both private plaintiffs and governments, merger challenges, compliance concerns and private damage antitrust litigation.  Latham’s trial capabilities are well-known at the DOJ, which was part of my attraction to Latham.”

Buterman earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 2000, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and editor of the Law Review.  After graduating from law school, he clerked for the Honorable Joel M. Flaum, then-Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeal for the Seventh Circuit. Before joining the DOJ in 2010 as part of a focused campaign by the department to bolster its litigation capabilities, Buterman was an associate and counsel in private practice.

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Notes to Editors

1Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France and Italy and affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Latham & Watkins practices in Saudi Arabia in association with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi.


Jimmy Brandt, Office Managing Partner, New York, +1.212.906.1278

Michael Egge, Global Co-Chair, Antitrust and Competition Practice Group and Partner, Brussels/Washington, D.C., +32.2.788.6325

Alice Fisher, Office Managing Partner, Washington, D.C., +1.202.637.2232

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