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Baker Donelson Attorney James M. Burns Appointed Chair of ABA Antitrust Section's Legislation Committee


(Washington D.C. / August 27, 2015) James M. Burns, a shareholder in the Washington, D.C. office of Baker Donelson, has been re-appointed as chair of the Legislation Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Antitrust Law. 

As chair of the committee, Mr. Burns leads the group that monitors legislative developments related to antitrust and trade regulation matters on behalf of the Antitrust Section and conducts Section programs on these issues. The committee also interacts with congressional staff to monitor federal developments, as well as state legislative developments. 

Mr. Burns has more than 25 years of antitrust law experience, with a particular focus on the representation of health care and insurance industry clients in antitrust matters. He has litigated antitrust and related claims in trial and appellate courts across the country, and has represented clients before the Department of Justice Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission on antitrust investigations and merger transactions. He currently serves as co-chair of Baker Donelson's health care antitrust initiative.

Mr. Burns is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and has been active in the leadership of the ABA Antitrust Section for more than ten years.  He is the past chair of the Antitrust Section's Insurance Industry Committee and also served as vice chair of the Section's Exemptions and Immunities Committee and the Financial Services Committee.

About the ABA Section of Antitrust Law

The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law is the leading professional organization for antitrust and competition law, trade regulation, consumer protection and economics. The section is comprised of more than 7,660 members, including attorneys and non-lawyers from private firms, in-house counsel, non-profit organizations, consulting firms, federal and state government agencies, as well as judges, professors and law students.

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