US Legal -High Profile Department of Justice Official Joins Morrison & Foerster’s Antitrust and Competition Law Practice

LAWFUEL.COM – WASHINGTON D.C. April 29, 2009 – Morrison & Foerster is pleased to announce that David L. Meyer, has joined the firm’s Washington D.C. office as a partner and Co-Chair of the Global Antitrust and Competition Law Practice Group. Meyer joins Morrison & Foerster from the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, where he served most recently as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, and prior to that as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Enforcement.

At the Antitrust Division, Meyer was responsible for civil investigations and merger reviews in a wide range of industries, including high technology, media, manufacturing and financial services. Among other matters, Meyer had responsibility for the Antitrust Division’s investigations of the XM-Sirius merger, Monsanto’s acquisition of Delta and Pine Land Company, Google’s proposed advertising agreement with Yahoo!, Mittal Steel’s acquisition of Arcelor, and Thomson’s acquisition of Reuters.

“We believe the level of antitrust enforcement activity in the U.S., and across the globe, will continue to grow. Over the past few years we have expanded our antitrust practice by attracting and promoting the best antitrust lawyers in the U.S., Europe and Asia,” said W. Stephen Smith, Co-Chair of the Global Antitrust and Competition Law Practice Group at Morrison & Foerster. “The addition of David, a leading antitrust lawyer with an unparalleled depth of experience in government and private practice, is a perfect fit for our strategy of providing clients with the highest quality of integrated global antitrust services.”

“I am very excited to be joining Morrison & Foerster at this stage in the evolution of U.S. and global competition law, and at this point in my own career. The firm’s well-deserved position as a leader in antitrust, coupled with the strength of its global platform, provide a unique opportunity to leverage my experience in domestic and international antitrust enforcement. I look forward to helping lead and grow the firm’s global antitrust practice,” said Meyer.

Before joining the Antitrust Division in 2006, Mr. Meyer was a partner at Covington & Burling for 12 years and a Vice Chair of the firm’s Antitrust and Consumer Protection Group. During his time in the private sector, he worked on a range of antitrust litigation, investigations, and counseling matters for Fortune 500 corporate clients and trade associations.

Prior to Covington & Burling, Mr. Meyer spent two years as a special assistant to the Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust and clerked for Judge Ralph K. Winter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Meyer received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.

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