Shearman & Sterling announced this week that it is adding five antitrust lawyers as partners in its Washington, DC office, including former top officials from the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission.
The partners will join from Hunton & Williams, and include David Higbee, who served as managing partner of the firm’s Washington, DC office and vice chair of its global competition practice, as well as D. Bruce Hoffman, who headed the firm’s global competition practice and was previously deputy director of the Federal Trade Commission.
The other partners joining include Ryan Shores, a former law clerk to US Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Todd M. Stenerson and Djordje Petkoski.
The news comes after Shearman & Sterling recently saw a trio of antitrust partners in Brussels join Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan’s office in the Belgian capital. Trevor Soames, now Quinn Emanuel’s Brussels managing partner, moved over in December, and was joined in May by fellow former Shearman & Sterling partners Stephen Mavroghenis and Miguel Rato.
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