WASHINGTON– LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire –Bruce McDonald, formerly Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, has joined the Washington and Houston offices of international law firm Jones Day as a partner.
Mr. McDonald served as one of two DOJ deputies in charge of civil antitrust enforcement since 2003. Having begun his legal career at Jones Day in 1988, he practiced as an antitrust partner with Baker Botts L.L.P. in Houston before joining the government.
“We’re very happy to have Bruce back at the firm,” said Phil Proger, chair of Jones Day’s worldwide antitrust practice. “His wide experience in private practice and at the Department of Justice, in merger review and litigation matters, will be very valuable to clients and colleagues alike.”
Mr. McDonald’s experience ranges across the aviation, telecommunications, electricity, oilfield services, petrochemicals, and health care industries.
In 2005, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales appointed him to the Electric Energy Competition Task Force. Mr. McDonald speaks and writes frequently on antitrust law and has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center.
The University of Texas at Austin awarded Mr. McDonald a B.A. with honors in 1985 and a J.D. with honors in 1988. As a law student, he was a member of the Order of the Coif and managing editor of The Review of Litigation. Mr. McDonald also studied European competition law at the University of London in 1997. A member of the State Bar of Texas and the District of Columbia Bar, he is a vice chair of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section’s Sherman Act Section 2 Committee.
Jones Day established its Washington Office in 1946. Today, over 200 lawyers practicing in the business practice, government regulation, litigation, and tax areas are housed in a historic office building across the street from the U.S. Capitol.
Jones Day is an international law firm with 30 locations in centers of business and finance throughout the world. With more than 2,200 lawyers, including more than 400 in Europe, and 175 in Asia, it ranks among the world’s largest law firms.