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David C. Smith
David C. Smith
Counsel — Antitrust
Counsel — Antitrust

David C. Smith

David C. Smith
Washington, D.C.

2200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 500 West
Washington, D.C. 20037

David C. Smith

Experience Highlights

  • Represented a major fuels wholesaler and retailer in merger investigation and Second Request

  • Coordinated worldwide merger control filings in multiple industries, including retail fuels, oil terminals, shipping, technology products, and entertainment (including substantive interactions with antitrust authorities in numerous jurisdictions)

  • Successfully represented an airline in appellate proceedings in In re Delta/AirTran Baggage Fee Antitrust Litigation, an MDL class action alleging price-fixing of checked baggage fees

  • Assisting in the representation of an airline in In re Domestic Airline Travel Antitrust Litigation, an MDL putative class action alleging that the major airlines conspired to restrict domestic capacity

  • 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 at trial of a technology services provider in a conspiracy and monopolization case brought by a major customer

  • He spent six months on secondment to a leading global technology company in the Bay Area 


  • 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, 2007
  • Selected to the Washington DC Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2015-2020
  • Legal 500 U.S., Antitrust: Cartel, 2019; Antitrust: Merger Control, 2019–2022
  • Member: American Bar Association
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • “Antitrust Agencies Finalize Updates to IP Licensing Guidelines,” V&E Antitrust Update E-communication, January 18, 2017 (co-author)
  • “Shifting Sands: Cost-and-Fee Allocation in International Investment Arbitration,” 51 Va. J. Int’l L. 749, 2011
  • “Sunk Ships Seal Lips: The 1989 Salvage Convention’s Absence From American Law,” ABA Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee Newsletter, Spring 2011