Gregory L. Baker

Partner

Washington, D.C.
T +1.202.861.1696
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Overview

With more than 30 years of litigation experience, Greg Baker focuses his practice on antitrust, intellectual property and complex commercial litigation, including contract disputes and class actions. He has particular experience in antitrust matters, with respect to both litigation and counseling. Because he appreciates the competitive situations in his clients' industries, Greg is able to provide strategic advice that addresses his clients' present concerns and meets their long-term objectives within their respective markets.

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Antitrust
  • Represented a plaintiff class in a market allocation and monopolization suit alleging violations of sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act.
  • Represented a defendant equipment manufacturer against seven suits claiming that its restrictions on replacement parts exports violated sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act.
Intellectual Property
  • Representing a defendant equipment manufacturer against claims of trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract. 
  • Represented a plaintiff life sciences company in a patent infringement suit while defending against antitrust counterclaims.
Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Representing a distributor in a dispute with a manufacturer over compliance with a settlement agreement.
  • Represented a plaintiff manufacturer of fuel systems in a Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) breach of contract and business tort action against an engine manufacturer customer and rival fuel systems supplier.
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Experience

Antitrust
  • Represented a plaintiff class in a market allocation and monopolization suit alleging violations of sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act.
  • Represented a defendant equipment manufacturer against seven suits claiming that its restrictions on replacement parts exports violated sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act.
  • Represented a manufacturer in an opt-out suit against an insurance broker under Section 1 of the Sherman Act.
  • Represented a defendant manufacturer against antitrust and anti-racketeering law claims.
  • Represented a defendant equipment manufacturer against two suits asserting replacement parts tying claims under Section 1 of the Sherman Act.
  • Represented a defendant manufacturer in a Department of Justice investigation of product distribution practices.
  • Represented a defendant engine manufacturer against an essential facilities claim under Section 1 of the Sherman Act.  
  • Represented a defendant hospital corporation in a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) preliminary injunction suit challenging the acquisition of a competing hospital in Florida.
  • Represented a respondent microfilm manufacturer in an FTC proceeding challenging acquisitions.
  • Represented a defendant fertilizer manufacturer against price-fixing claims under Section 1 of the Sherman Act.
  • Represented a respondent oil company in an FTC proceeding brought under Section 5 of the FTC Act against claims of an oil industry shared monopoly.
  • Has represented companies in nearly a dozen U.S. or EU merger investigations.
  • Counsels companies in several industries on antitrust issues, particularly with respect to product distribution.
Intellectual Property
  • Representing a defendant equipment manufacturer against claims of trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract. 
  • Represented a plaintiff life sciences company in a patent infringement suit while defending against antitrust counterclaims.
  • Represented a plaintiff engine manufacturer in a patent infringement suit against a rival engine manufacturer.
  • Represented a defendant manufacturer against a claim of patent infringement regarding image compression technology.
  • Represented a defendant software purchaser against claims of copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract.
  • Represented a defendant computer-based teaching company against claims of copyright infringement and trade secret misappropriation.
Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Representing a distributor in a dispute with a manufacturer over compliance with a settlement agreement.
  • Represented a plaintiff manufacturer of fuel systems in a Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) breach of contract and business tort action against an engine manufacturer customer and rival fuel systems supplier.
  • Represented a manufacturer in a putative class action for breach of contract and violation of consumer protection laws involving alleged misrepresentations regarding engine performance and allegations of the sale of defective engines. Defeated the class certification.
  • Represented a plaintiff manufacturer in a UCC breach of contract action involving the sale of allegedly defective computer disk drives.
  • Represented a plaintiff industrial sand plant seller in a suit for specific performance.
  • Represented a defendant manufacturer in two distributor termination suits.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent

Memberships

  • American Bar Association: Antitrust Section
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Pro Bono

  • Representing a veteran in a denial of benefits case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. 
  • Served as court-appointed amicus curiae in an immigration case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia
  • New Mexico

Education

  • M.B.A., The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 1999
  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1978, with honors; Comments Editor, Urban Law Review (1977 to 1978)
  • B.A., University of Virginia, 1976, with distinction