Mayer Brown New York Partner Richard M. Steuer Begins Term as Chair of ABA Antitrust Law Section

steuerCHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2011 – Richard M. Steuer, a partner with the New York office of Mayer Brown, has begun a one-year term as chair of the _ Section of Antitrust Law, concluding in August 2012.

Steuer previously served as the section’s committee officer, as delegate to the ABA House of Delegates and as editorial chair of the section’s Antitrust magazine, among other leadership roles. He also served for three years as chair of the Antitrust Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Steuer focuses on the practice of antitrust law, including litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property licensing, franchising, and e-commerce. He litigates at all levels of federal and state courts, on behalf of defendants and plaintiffs, in private suits and against government entities. He represents clients in government investigations, both civil and criminal, including agency review of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. He also regularly advises leading companies on structuring their business practices, including distribution arrangements and licensing programs.

Steuer has written a book and dozens of articles on antitrust law that have appeared in such journals as the Cornell Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. He lectures frequently, including presentations at FTC and U.S. Department of Justice workshops and at programs sponsored by the _, the American Corporate Counsel Association, PLI, the International Franchise Association, the Conference Board, and other organizations. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times and the National Law Journal. He is quoted regularly in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Business Week, and other publications, and has appeared on CNN, CNNfn, and CNBC television.

Steuer has taught antitrust law as an adjunct associate professor at NYU School of Law and as an adjunct professor at St. John’s University School of Law. He also is a member of the Advisory Board of BNA’s Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report and is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, the International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers, the Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers, and Chambers USA. According to Chambers USA 2008, “he has a ‘wonderful antitrust mind,’ and is ‘creative in coming up with antitrust strategies and works enormously well in collegial settings.’”

Steuer is a graduate of Columbia University Law School.

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the world’s largest voluntary professional membership organization. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

The ABA Section of Antitrust Law is the largest body of antitrust, competition and consumer protection professionals in the world, with 8,000 members from dozens of countries, including lawyers, economists, enforcement officials, jurists and academics.

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