Today the American Antitrust Institute (AAI) honored Donald I. Baker with the 2015 AAI Alfred E. Kahn Award for Antitrust Achievement. This lifetime achievement award was presented at the AAI’s 16th Annual Conference in Washington D.C.
AAI President Diana Moss said, “Don’s dedication to the antitrust enterprise is an inspiration to current and prospective practitioners, enforcers, scholars, and policymakers. The AAI is honored to recognize such an esteemed and accomplished individual — we thank him and are deeply grateful for his remarkable contributions to antitrust advocacy.”
During the luncheon presentation, Mr. Baker was introduced by colleague Molly Boast, an antitrust attorney with Wilmer Hale, who reviewed his dedication to antitrust and comprehensive contributions to the evolving antitrust conversation.
Specializing in antitrust, competition policy, and international law issues, Mr. Baker is a former Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and founding partner of Baker & Miller PLLC. He has worked as an unofficial pro bono counselor and is a former member of the AAI Advisory Board (1997-2005). Mr. Baker’s efforts have included aspects of antitrust counseling, representing complainants, as well as targets in various government investigations, corporate internal investigations, major arbitrations, and several private antitrust cases for plaintiffs and defendants.
Mr. Baker is the 17th recipient of the Alfred E. Kahn Award for Antitrust Achievement and joins past honorees: Joel Klein, Robert Pitofsky, F. M. Scherer, Alfred E. Kahn, Lloyd Constantine, Thomas B. Leary, Senators Herb Kohl and Mike DeWine, Maxwell Blecher, John Shenefield, Eleanor M. Fox, Steven Salop, Mario Monti, Roger G. Noll, Kathleen Foote, and John M. Connor.