Haynes and Boone Washington, D.C. Welcomes Former FTC Attorney Thomas Lang


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Senior Litigation Counsel Thomas Lang has joined Haynes and Boone, LLP as a partner in the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group.

“It is rare to find a lawyer with as much hands-on litigation experience as Tom,” said Phil Hampton, the office’s administrative partner. “His talents will enhance our already strong firm capabilities handling government regulatory matters for our clients from coast to coast.”

Added Dallas Partner Kathy Beasley, co-chair of the firm’s White Collar / Antitrust Practice Group: “Tom arrives at our firm as government is accelerating antitrust enforcement in mergers and acquisitions. Increasingly we are seeing clients in need of sophisticated counseling to navigate through crucial laws and rules in play. The timing of Tom’s addition to Haynes and Boone couldn’t be better.”

Lang focuses his practice on antitrust litigation and merger reviews. His litigation experience includes class actions, price fixing, predatory pricing, intellectual-property-related antitrust issues, monopolization, state court indirect purchaser litigation, federal multidistrict litigation, and civil and criminal investigations by the FTC and the Department of Justice.

From 2006 to 2008, Tom served as senior litigation counsel in the FTC's Bureau of Competition. In that position, he led FTC trial teams in several high-profile FTC merger matters, including challenges to mergers in the healthcare (FTC v. Inova Health Systems), gasoline refining (FTC v. Foster), and supermarket (FTC v. Whole Foods Markets) industries.

He has also served in the leadership of the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association continuously since 2003, and is currently vice chair of the Trial Practice Committee. He was previously vice chair and chair of the Business Torts & Civil RICO Committee and is a former vice chair of the Books & Treatises Committee.

Immediately prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Lang served as an antitrust partner at Morgan Lewis.

Haynes and Boone’s Washington, D.C., office serves as a base for representing regional, national and international clients before federal government regulatory agencies, federal courts and international tribunals and in complex transactions of all kinds.

To accommodate the expanding ranks of lawyers and staff, the firm recently relocated its Washington, D.C. office location to the fifth floor of PNC Place. Established in Sept. 1, 1994 with a single lawyer, the D.C. office today is the workplace home to more than 30 lawyers and staff.

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