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Lawrence Buterman, a nationally recognized first-chair antitrust lawyer formerly with the Department of Justice, represents clients in high-stakes antitrust litigations and government investigations.
Mr. Buterman regularly represents clients in matters involving:
- Strategic business-to-business litigation
- Civil and criminal price-fixing accusations
- Monopolization claims
- Merger challenges
- Class actions
He has successfully tried cases to verdict in federal and state courts throughout the country, and also regularly appears before the Antitrust Division at the DOJ, the Federal Trade Commission, and state attorneys general. With keen insight into the litigation risks of business decisions, he also provides strategic advice to multinational companies and business consortia in a wide range of industries.
Mr. Buterman’s track record of victories reflects his experience serving several years in the DOJ, as a trial attorney in the Networks and Technology Enforcement Section of the Antitrust Division. In that capacity, he analyzed dozens of merger and conduct matters in the high technology and financial services industries and developed a deep understanding of the government’s priorities and practices related to antitrust enforcement. Mr. Buterman also litigated merger and conduct matters on behalf of the United States, achievements for which he twice received the Antitrust Division’s Award of Distinction. He is also regularly recognized by leading legal publications, including Chambers and The Legal 500.
He currently serves as the chair of the Monopolization and Big Tech Committee of the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association.
Mr. Buterman clerked for Judge Joel M. Flaum, then chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.