|Layne Kruse, Norton Rose Fulbright|
Layne E. Kruse is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP and is head of its Antitrust and Competition Group in the United States; former head of its Houston Litigation Group.
His practice focuses on complex business litigation. He is former Chair of Texas State Bar’s Antitrust and Business Litigation Section; and is named in Chambers; Best Lawyers in America; International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers; Expert Guide – Competition and Antitrust Lawyers. He has handled jury trials, class actions, injunctions, arbitrations and appeals; and is certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has served as president, Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists, and chaired the Trial Practice Committee of the ABA Antitrust Section.
Layne graduated from Yale Law School, J.D.; London School of Economics, M. Sc.; Texas A&M University, B.A., and served as a judicial clerk to Chief Judge John R. Brown, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
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