Stephen Weissman rejoined Baker Botts as a partner in 2015 after serving as the Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition from 2013 to 2015. At the FTC he was involved in and supervised the agency’s review of hundreds of merger and non-merger investigations and enforcement actions, covering a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals and other healthcare sectors, consumer products, energy, high-tech and general manufacturing. He was lead trial counsel for the FTC in its challenge of a US$3.5 billion merger between food service distributors Sysco and US Foods.