Darrell Prescott is a member of Baker & McKenzie's global antitrust practice group and the North American litigation practice group in the New York office. He represents clients in civil antitrust litigation, class actions, complex commercial litigation, distributor relations, Hart-Scott-Rodino issues, and multinational pre-merger approvals. He has practiced antitrust law and commercial litigation for more than 30 years, representing companies in cases under Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act; Sections 2, 3, 7 and 8 of the Clayton Act; and Article 101 of the TFEU. He has also handled internal investigations and compliance matters for both publicly-held and private companies.
Darrell has worked with clients in a myriad of industries, including aircraft, apparel, automobiles, banking, capacitors, compressors, farm equipment, food additives, fresh fruit, insurance, oil and gas, paper, pharmaceuticals, publishing, real estate and vitamins. He has handled letter of credit litigation, lender liability litigation, stock appraisal proceedings following cash-out mergers, and Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act litigation.
Representative clients, cases or matters include the defense of a Japanese electronic components manufacturer in the ReCapacitors Antitrust Litigation; the defense of Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Company in US class actions, the first antitrust cases to be brought in the US against companies from the People's Republic of China; the defense of Baldwin Filters in class actions in the US and Canada alleging restraint in the aftermarket for vehicle filters; and Clayton Act, Section 7, investigations of sales or purchases of assets or stock. He provides antitrust counsel to many clients.
Darrell was co-editor of and contributor to Joint Ventures in the International Arena (Section of International Law of the American Bar Association, second edition 2010). He speaks regularly at seminars and conferences, and has authored articles in numerous publications.