Cleary Gottlieb Partner Gelfand Joins U.S. Department of Justice

David Gelfand, a partner at Cleary Gottlieb, will be joining the U.S. Department of Justice’s AntiTrust Division as a deputy assistant attorney general. Gelfand will be reporting to Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer. The appointment becomes effective August 26, 2013. Cleary Gottlieb is an international law firm that has a prominent private equity practice.


WASHINGTON, D.C. — August 23, 2013 — Cleary Gottlieb partner David Gelfand will join the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General under Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer.
David joined the Washington office as an associate in 1991 and became a partner in 1997. From 2001 to 2004, he was resident in the firm’s Brussels office where he handled matters before the European Commission and national competition authorities throughout Europe.
During his time at Cleary Gottlieb, David has been a major contributor to our global antitrust practice. He has advised numerous U.S. and non-U.S. clients on various landmark transactions, as well as on high-stakes litigations across a number of different industries.
“David is an exceptionally talented and dedicated lawyer with a broad set of skills. He will be a tremendous resource to the U.S. Department of Justice. We will miss him greatly, but we also share in his excitement for this opportunity to perform an important public service. We very much appreciate the many contributions he has made to the firm and offer him our best wishes for the future,” said Cleary Gottlieb Managing Partner Mark Leddy.
David will begin his new role at the U.S. Department of Justice on August 26, 2013.
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