Erik Koons is a partner in the antitrust and competition practice of Baker Botts' Washington, DC office. He has more than 20 years of experience representing some of the world’s leading companies in bet-the-company antitrust litigations involving the full gamut of competition-related claims, including those alleging price fixing, monopolisation, monopsonisation, “sham” patent litigation, tying and bundling. Many of these litigations have involved massive, nationwide class action claims for both direct and indirect purchaser plaintiffs as well as suits brought by state and federal governments. Erik’s class action defence experience involves claims seeking in the hundreds of millions to over $9 billion in alleged damages. Erik’s experience has been concentrated in the pharmaceutical, medical device, food, technology, telecom, energy, chemical, manufacturing, transportation and electronics industries. He devotes a substantial amount of his practice representing companies in internal competition-related investigations and in connection with investigations launched by federal antitrust enforcement agencies and states attorneys general. He also regularly counsels corporations on competition-related business matters and designs and implements antitrust compliance programmes for clients across the globe. Erik is a sought-after writer and speaker on a wide range of antitrust topics and has authored competition related articles and publications, including as co-editor of the ABA’s forthcoming publication on Obtaining Discovery Abroad, 3rd ed.