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Thought Leaders - Competition 2021
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Competition 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say:

"One of David’s strengths is his ability to articulate substantive antitrust concepts – and their application to facts at hand – in a manner that is comprehensible to, and actionable by, his client"
"When he presents a range of possible outcomes or alternative courses of action, he does not shy away from offering great recommendations"


David Higbee is global antitrust practice group leader in Shearman & Sterling's antitrust practice.

David focuses on antitrust government and internal investigations, merger review and complex litigation matters. He has represented clients in varied industries including defence, oil and gas, financial services and technology. David works regularly on matters before the Federal Trade Commission and the antitrust division of the US Department of Justice.

He previously served at the Department of Justice as deputy assistant attorney general and chief of staff of the Antitrust Division. David also served as deputy associate attorney general, and as counsel to the US Attorney General and White House Liaison. He was designated a special assistant US attorney. David recently led transition planning for the antitrust division during the change in administrations.

David also served at the White House under President George W Bush as special assistant to the president and associate director for presidential personnel, advising the president on the appointment of senior officials throughout the executive branch.

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