Stephen D. Houck, Project Counsel
Stephen D. Houck is of counsel to the New York City law firm of Menaker & Herrmann LLP, where he specializes in antitrust law and commercial litigation. Mr. Houck is also Executive Director of the Center for State Enforcement of Antitrust and Consumer Protection Laws, Inc., a not-for profit corporation founded to enhance the fair and effective enforcement of antitrust and consumer protection laws at the state level. In addition, Mr. Houck serves as Enforcement Counsel to eight states and the District of Columbia in the government lawsuit against Microsoft.
Mr. Houck was Chief of the Antitrust Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office from 1995 to 1999, under Attorneys General Dennis C. Vacco and Eliot Spitzer. During that time he represented the plaintiff states as lead trial counsel during the liability phase of the Microsoft litigation. Mr. Houck was also the states’ representative in the drafting of the Protocol for Coordination in Merger Investigations with DOJ and the FTC. In 1998, Mr. Houck received the Marvin Award, given by the National Association of Attorneys General in recognition of outstanding expertise, achievement and leadership by assistant attorneys general.
Mr. Houck has been a partner in the New York City law firms of Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine and Reboul MacMurray Hewitt Maynard & Kristol. He was Chair of the Antitrust Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, currently serves on its Executive Committee, and writes and speaks extensively on antitrust issues. Mr. Houck received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his law degree from Harvard Law School.
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