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Jones Day Picks Up Vinson & Elkins’ Antitrust Co-Lead in Texas

Aug. 1, 2019, 3:52 PM

Jones Day has added co-chair of Vinson & Elkins’ antitrust practice James Reeder Jr. as a partner in its business and tort litigation practice in Houston.

Reeder has worked with clients across several sectors including the chemical, commercial aviation, health care, energy, and entertainment industries and has tried numerous cases involving claims of group boycott, exclusive dealing, monopolization, price-fixing and conspiracy.

“Jim comes to Jones Day with a broad range of experience that will immediately benefit our Houston litigation and health care practice, and enable the firm to expand our relationships with companies in the region,” said Matt Kairis, partner-in-charge of the Jones Day’s Texas region in a statement.

Reeder first joined Vinson & Elkins three decades ago. Over the years he’s worked on several high-profile matters including a successful representation of Heartbrand Beef, Inc., a producer of Akaushi Beef, against claims of monopolization and conspiracy to restrain trade in the U.S. premium beef market.

He also represented chemical manufacturer Huntsman International in various antitrust matters.

“Bringing in a lawyer of his reputation and caliber is indicative of our continued emphasis on growing our Houston office with lawyers committed to the firm’s culture of providing unparalleled client service to both our Houston-based clients and our clients around the globe,” Stephen Olson, partner-in-charge of the Houston office, said in a statement.

Jones Day first opened its doors in the city in 2000 and has been expanding its bench in Texas. Earlier this year, the firm added Reed Smith partner Bryan Brown to its banking, finance and securities practice and Thompson & Knight partner Alfredo Ramos to its energy practice.

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