David Higbee

partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
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David Higbee is a partner in the antitrust practice, and the global antitrust practice group leader and head of the Washington, DC, office.

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.

David previously served at the Department of Justice 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 Department of Justice, David also served 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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