Areas of Practice
- Antitrust & Competition
- Complex Litigation & Discovery Center
- International Arbitration
- Toxic Tort
- Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., 2005
- Columbia Law School, J.D., Whitney North Seymour Medal, 1996
- Amherst College, B.A., magna cum laude, 1993
- Hon. Baltasar Corrada del Río, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, 1996-1997
Bar & Court Admissions
- District of Columbia
- New York
- Puerto Rico
José Ramón González-Magaz
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 8110
FAX: +1 202 261 0598
José Ramón González-Magaz is a partner in the Washington office of Steptoe.
Antitrust and Competition Law
Mr. González-Magaz's practice covers several fields of antitrust litigation, including price-fixing claims, horizontal restraint of competition, as well as Walker Process and "sham litigation" related to patent infringement claims. He has prepared pre-merger submissions to US, European, and Latin American competition authorities. He has marshaled compliance teams regarding Hart-Scott-Rodino second requests and presented the corresponding reports. Mr. González-Magaz has provided legal advice on the interaction of US antitrust statutes and their Latin American counterparts; and has given guidance and training, and prepared compliance manuals, regarding search warrants, and “dawn raids.”
Mr. González-Magaz has represented governments and private companies in energy matters, especially in the natural gas field. For governments, including the governments of the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, Mr. González-Magaz has assisted in the development and establishment of regulatory policy. He also has broad transactional experience negotiating engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts and power purchase agreements (PPAs).
Litigation, International Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution
Mr. González-Magaz is experienced in several areas of US and international litigation, including matters involving construction disputes and toxic tort claims. He has extensive litigation experience involving underground storage tanks, and has appeared in courts across the country for litigation involving asbestos, welding fumes, and silica claims. Mr. González-Magaz also has significant experience designing complex e-discovery processes.
Mr. González-Magaz represents clients in arbitrations under ICSID, ICC, AAA, and other rules. Working with local counsel, he has advised multinational corporations regarding commercial issues and disputes under the laws of the United States, Brazil, Mexico, and other nations.
Select News & Events
- Steptoe Receives 25 Practice, 32 Individual Mentions in Chambers Global 2013
- Document Management Policies, November 6, 2012
- Steptoe Receives 17 Practice, 47 Individual Mentions in Legal 500 US 2012
- Jose Gonzalez-Magaz Presents in Cartagena de Indias Regarding the Leniency Program of the US Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, December 2, 2010
- Jose Gonzalez-Magaz Presents at the IBRAC Conference in Brazil Regarding the US Approach to Unilateral Anticompetitive Conduct, November 27, 2010
- Jose Gonzalez-Magaz Presents in Sao Paulo Regarding Antitrust and Competition Issues, November 25, 2010
- Jose Gonzalez-Magaz Presents at SIGMA's Annual Meeting Regarding E-Discovery Best Practices, November 12, 2010
- Jose Gonzalez-Magaz Presents in an E-Discovery Conference Sponsored by the Puerto Rico Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, November 10, 2010