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David C. Smith

David C. Smith Senior Associate, Antitrust

David’s principal practice area is antitrust, with experience across multiple areas of antitrust law. His experience includes all stages of civil litigation from complaint to trial, including motions to dismiss, summary judgment, and class certification, as well as appellate experience arising out of these same matters. He has additional experience in the review of mergers by antitrust enforcement agencies, both in the United States and worldwide, as well as civil and criminal investigations and, antitrust counseling.  His experience covers multiple sectors of the economy, with a particular focus in the energy, transportation, and technology sectors. David also has experience regarding the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property. The following is a list of representative matters in which David has assisted.

Experience Highlights

  • Assisted on a merger investigation and Second Request on behalf of a major fuels wholesaler and retailer 
  • Assisted in the representation of a large parts manufacturer in the Department of Justice’s automotive parts investigation and related civil litigation
  • Assisted in the representation of a technology products company in an antitrust/IP dispute
  • Assisted in the representation of a major steel manufacturer in class action litigation alleging coordinated output reductions in American steel production
  • Assisted in the representation at trial of a technology services provider in a conspiracy and monopolization case brought by a major customer
  • Assisted in the representation of a large manufacturer in class action litigation and parallel suits brought by state attorneys general concerning an international price-fixing agreement of component parts for LCD televisions and other products

Contact Details


T +1.202.639.6763
F +1.202.318.0588
2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, DC 20037
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David's Practices

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2010 (Order of the Coif, Articles Editor, Virginia Journal of International Law
  • University of Virginia, B.A., Government & History with high distinction, 2010
  • Admitted to practice: Virginia; District of Columbia
    • Selected to the Washington DC Super Lawyers list, Rising Stars, Antitrust Litigation, 2015–2017
    • Member: American Bar Association