Jesse W. Markham, Jr., is a partner in the Baker & Miller San Francisco office. He previously chaired the antitrust practices of Morrison & Foerster, and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Mr. Markham served as deputy attorney general in Massachusetts and later in California. He is a past Chair of the California State Bar Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law Section. Mr. Markham is a recognized scholar, recently having stepped down as the Marshall P. Madison Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco Law School to take a visiting professorship at the University of California at Berkeley. He is widely published in the areas of antitrust law and corporate governance.
Mr. Markham has represented clients from around the globe in merger and non-merger agency proceedings, multi-district class action litigation, and other complex civil cases, as well as criminal cartel grand jury proceedings. As a government attorney, he oversaw review of the then-largest bank merger in history; in private practice, he has represented parties in agency proceedings and litigation in connection with mergers in airlines, paper products, supermarkets, biotechnology, healthcare, maritime transportation, industrial conveyor belts, and others. He has represented numerous defendants in complex antitrust litigation in various industries, including pharmaceutical, banking, paper products, airlines, agricultural cooperatives, insurance, electrical contracting, energy, and many others.
Mr. Markham has been active in assisting emerging market countries to draft, implement, and enforce competition laws, including China, Russia, Ukraine, and Vietnam. Mr. Markham graduated from Harvard College and attended the Vanderbilt Law School, as well as Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall).