Yesterday I had the pleasure of having lunch with my old boss, John Hughes. Also with us were former office mates in the Philadelphia Field Office, Brad Geyer, Rich Rosenberg, and Wendy Norman. I thought I’d post the picture because John is one of the most respected and beloved figures in the antitrust world and people often ask me, “How is John doing?” John is doing great!
John began his career in the Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Philadelphia Field Office and immediately began to work on what would become the Great Electrical Conspiracy cases–a watershed event in antitrust history. He later became Chief of the Philadelphia Field Office where I worked for 34 years. Everyone that worked for John agreed–he was the greatest boss, mentor and friend that anyone could ever ask for. When John retired in 1994, he became a trial advisor on a number of Antitrust Division cases so he got to know and help staffs throughout the Division. It is pretty common for a trial staff not to want someone looking over their shoulder as an “advisor,” but everyone asked for John. He is equally respected by the defense and plaintiff bar and the judiciary.
So, I just want to let everyone know John and his wife Helen are doing great. They keep busy with a very large family of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. John gives his best to everyone who helped make his career in antitrust so fondly memorable.