David J. Shaw

Partner | Washington, D.C.

dshaw@mofo.com | (202) 887-1689 dshaw@mofo.com
(202) 887-1689

David Shaw is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Global Antitrust Law Practice group, where he draws upon his extensive experience across merger clearance litigation, cartel representations, counseling, and State Attorney General antitrust enforcement to guide clients through government-facing antitrust matters.

Most recently, David was the Deputy Chief of Staff and Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ). In this role, he advised and assisted the head of the Antitrust Division on law and policy related to the Division and managed relationships with state attorneys general across all Division matters, including directly handling relationships in the highest stakes and most sensitive matters facing the Division.

Additionally, David held a leadership role with respect to conduct and merger reviews related to leading online platforms and held particular responsibility for Telecommunications and Broadband; Transportation, Energy, and Agriculture; Competition Policy and Advocacy; and International Sections of the Antitrust Division.

David also served as a Trial Attorney in the Technology and Financial Services Section of the Antitrust Division, where he handled all aspects of the merger review process, from reviewing HSR filings to preliminary investigations, Second Request investigations, and merger challenges. In this role, he served on the trial teams for some of the most high-profile antitrust lawsuits in the technology and energy sectors.

Before his government service at the DOJ, David was an associate at another leading international firm.

David is also active in the bar and currently serves as the vice chair of the Exemptions and Immunities Committee of the ABA Antitrust Law Section.

David earned his B.A., magna cum laude with Highest Honors in government, from Patrick Henry College, and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as Articles Editor for the Georgetown Law Journal.

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