Davis Polk boosts DC antitrust practice with hire from Federal Trade Commission

August 19, 2011 Davis Polk & Wardwell has bolstered its Washington DC antitrust practice with the hire of Howard A. Shelanski. Shelanski has a wealth of regulatory experience, joining the firm from a role as an economist at the Federal Trade Commission, before which he was the chief economist at the Federal Communications Commission. He begain his government career in 1998 as a senior economist for President’s Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers.

“Howard is a uniquely skilled and highly respected antitrust lawyer and economist who brings valuable senior government experience to the firm,” said Thomas J. Reid, Davis Polk’s managing partner. “He fits perfectly into our top-tier antitrust practice and our regulatory group in Washington, D.C., as we guide our clients through their most complex litigation and transactional matters.”

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