David Gelfand will become the next Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Litigation in the Antitrust Division, the Justice Department announced today.
Gelfand has been a partner at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP in the firm’s Washington office since 1997. He represented Google in 2010 during the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust review of Google’s $750 million purchase of the mobile advertising platform AdMob and helped advise GlaxoSmithKline on antitrust issues when it acquired Stiefel in a $2.9 billion deal in 2009. From 2001 to 2004, he worked in Cleary Gottleib’s Brussels office, where he handled matters before the European Commission and national competition authorities.
After graduating from Georgetown Law in 1987, Gelfand spent four years as an associate at Miller, Cassidy, Larroca & Lewin and then moved to Cleary Gottleib, where he was an associate for six years. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981.
Gelfand will start at DOJ on Monday. He will replace Joseph Wayland, who is now the general counsel for global insurance company ACE Group.