Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington)

David I. Gelfand

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

David Gelfand, until recently the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Litigation of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, will return to Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton as a partner in July. He will be based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office and will focus on global antitrust, litigation, and regulatory matters.On August 26, 2013, David Gelfand joined the Antitrust Division as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Litigation. In that role, Gelfand is responsible for overseeing the Division’s litigation efforts and, along with Director of Litigation Mark Ryan, works hand-in-hand with Division staff on matters likely to result in litigation. Previously, Gelfand was a partner at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP before coming to the Department. Gelfand received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1987, where he graduated summa cum laude. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1981, where he graduated magna cum laude. In 2003, he was named one of the “45 under 45” best lawyers in America by The American Lawyer.


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203 Bulletin

Leah Brannon, Brian R. Byrne, Jeremy J. Calsyn, George S. Cary, Alexis Collins, Daniel P. Culley, Elaine Ewing, David I. Gelfand, Bruce Hoffman, Mark W. Nelson, Kenneth Reinker The US FTC issues commentary on vertical merger enforcement explaining the approach to assessing the competitive effects of vertical mergers


On December 22, 2020, the US Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) issued a Commentary on Vertical Merger Enforcement. This follows the recent issuance of revised Vertical Merger Guidelines published jointly by the FTC and Department of Justice (the “Agencies”) on June 30, 2020. While the Guidelines (...)

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