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Keith L. Butler Ph.D.

Location: Los Angeles; London
Phone: +1 310 207 5055; +44 (0) 20 7930 2500
Email: kbutler@strangeandbutler.com
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Keith Butler is a member of the firm and Head of the Antitrust Practice.  An experienced antitrust lawyer and complex commercial litigator, Keith’s practice focuses on affirmative recoveries for large corporate clients harmed by anticompetitive conduct.

Keith’s clients span the country and the globe, and include some of the most recognizable and prestigious brands in the world.  With active cases in the U.S. and Europe, Keith oversees an international affirmative recovery practice that has become a worldwide leader.  In just the last year, Keith has negotiated settlements worth tens of millions of dollars on behalf of dozens of Fortune 500 clients.

Throughout his career, Keith has maintained a full service international competition law practice that has included civil and criminal litigation (including extensive experience in price-fixing matters), merger clearance, government investigations, and antitrust counseling.  He began his career at Latham & Watkins, where he handled numerous antitrust matters, both in the U.S. and abroad, and was a core member of Oracle's successful antitrust trial team in the government's landmark challenge to Oracle's hostile takeover of PeopleSoft.  Before turning his focus to antitrust affirmative recoveries, Keith played key roles in obtaining regulatory clearance for many of the most high-profile corporate mergers of the last decade..

Keith is active in the antitrust and competition law community, and has published widely; his antitrust writings have appeared in Law 360, Global Competition Review, and Competition Policy International, among others.

Prior to practicing law, Mr. Butler was a professor of philosophy at several colleges and universities, including Washington University and the College of William and Mary.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan

University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington

  • J.D. (with Honors) - 2001
  • Law Review: Washington Law Review, Executive Articles Editor

University of Wisconsin

  • Ph.D. – 1991; M.A. – 1987; B.A. - 1984
  • Major: Philosophy
  • "Relevant Markets", Antitrust Law Developments
  • “Competition Law Damage Recovery Actions: A Status Report on Europe and the United Kingdom” , American Bar Association Cartel & Criminal Practice Committee Newsletter, Fall, 2012
  • “Single-Firm Conduct Enforcement in the US – The Year in Review” , Global Competition Review, January, 2012
  • “Recovery in the U.S. for Price Fixing Abroad: The Future of FTAIA Litigation”, Competition Policy International, November, 2011
  • “Antitrust Law And The Digital Economy” , Law 360 Expert Analysis, November, 2011

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