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Washington, D.C. – Baker & Miller PLLC announced today that Jesse Markham, Jr., a leading antitrust practitioner in San Francisco  and more recently a visiting professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, will join the firm’s antitrust practice as the partner in charge of the firm’s new San Francisco office.

“This is a very exciting day.  We have long admired  Jesse’s superb reputation, judgment and experience as an antitrust lawyer and as a team player.” said Don Baker, one of the firm’s two founders. “That he will spearhead the firm’s expansion to the west coast is truly something for us and our clients to celebrate.”Mr. Baker’s co-founder and Baker & Miller’s managing partner, Todd Miller added: “We have worked alongside Jesse for many years on any number of matters.  He has consistently impressed us with his depth and creativity.  When we went looking for talent to expand our practice to California, Jesse was always in our minds as the right fit for our firm.”

Mr. Markham said, “I am thrilled to be joining up with the Baker & Miller team.  The firm has an extraordinary reputation in handling important antitrust, international,  and transportation  matters, and I have long been impressed with its partners’  intellectual power, depth and creativity.”

Mr. Markham’s experience includes seven years as a leader in the early emerging antitrust enforcement activity of the State Attorneys General, as well as several decades of practicing in San Francisco and in Paris, France with global law firms.  At the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office, Mr. Markham filed the case that ultimately led to the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Hartford Fire Insurance Co. v. California.  In private practice, Mr. Markham has managed complex litigation, agency merger and non-merger investigations, and compliance efforts on behalf of clients in dozens of industries.   Reflecting Mr. Markham’s world-wide reputation as an antitrust scholar and practitioner, the governments of  Russia, Ukraine, China and Vietnam have tapped his expertise in formulating and implementing their new competition laws.

Baker & Miller, founded in 1995, focuses on antitrust, international business law and transportation regulation. The firm is routinely recognized as one of the leading competition law firms in the world by  clients, government officials, scholars, and journalists.

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