Partner

Oral D. Pottinger

Antitrust & Competition, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation

Overview

Oral Pottinger is a partner in the Antitrust & Competition practice at Mayer Brown. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, civil and criminal antitrust investigations, antitrust counseling, antitrust litigation, advertising and consumer protection matters. Oral is also co-chair of Mayer Brown’s Electronic Discovery & Information Governance practice and has served as a trusted advisor to corporate clients identifying and implementing effective e-discovery solutions addressing many complex legal matters, including: government investigations, class action discovery, information risk management, defensible disposition, and e-discovery best practices. Additionally, Oral co-chairs the Committee on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and is a hiring partner for the DC office. 

Experience

  • Currently representing Foster Farms in several putative antitrust class actions, including In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, Turkey Antitrust Litigation, Grower Pay Antitrust Litigation, and Poultry Wage-Fixing Antitrust Litigation. The complaints have been brought by a variety of potential classes alleging various conspiracies among poultry producers related to information exchanges, output restrictions, index manipulation, or price-fixing.
  • Currently providing antitrust advice and counseling to The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) committees and its governing board comprised primarily of the U.S. Chairs and CEOs of the Big Four public accounting firms and BDO, Crowe, Grant Thornton, and RSM.

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD
  • Howard University, BA, magna cum laude
    Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Courts

  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US District Court for the District of Columbia

Languages

  • English
  • German

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, American Bar Association, Antitrust Section
  • Board Member, Hope and a Home
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