David A Higbee
Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
David Higbee is a partner in the antitrust practice, global antitrust practice group leader, head of the Washington, DC, office and Americas regional managing partner.
He 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 (DOJ).
David previously served at the DOJ as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and chief of staff of the Antitrust Division. In that capacity, he advised the Assistant Attorney General on all matters related to the enforcement of the US antitrust laws and oversaw investigations, civil litigation and criminal prosecutions. At the DOJ, 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 led transition planning for the Antitrust Division during the change in administrations between 2016 and 2017.
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.
David has been recognised by Chambers and Partners, with clients stating, ‘He provides very sound practical advice in complicated situations, he is perfectly responsive and he really understands the antitrust world. He’s a superb practitioner’ and that ‘He has exceptional judgment’.