David Johnson represents clients in antitrust and securities litigation, government investigations, and complex commercial disputes.
In September 2022, AmLaw honored Mr. Johnson and other members of a Latham trial team with the coveted designation of Litigators of the Week for their historic victory against the Federal Trade Commission in a four-week trial over the US$8 billion merger of Illumina, Inc. and GRAIL, Inc., the first victory of its kind before the FTC’s own Chief Administrative Law Judge.
Mr. Johnson represents companies, individuals, and organizations in a wide range of litigation and regulatory matters, including:
- Business-to-business antitrust lawsuits
- Antitrust class actions
- Antitrust multi-district litigation
- Securities class actions
- Deceptive trade practices lawsuits
- Governmental investigations (DOJ, FTC, state attorneys general)
- Antitrust counseling
Mr. Johnson’s antitrust litigation work has covered a wide range of conduct and merger challenges, including allegations of price-fixing, group boycotts, conspiracies among buyers (monopsonization), monopolization, and other allegations under Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act, and Section 7 of the Clayton Act.
Mr. Johnson’s experience spans many industries, including digital platforms, online media, bio-tech, agribusiness, and automotive, among others.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Johnson served as a law clerk to United States District Judge James C. Cacheris of the Eastern District of Virginia, served as judicial extern to United States Circuit Judge Steven G. Agee of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and completed internships at the US Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and the Vermont Attorney General’s Office.
Prior to law school, Mr. Johnson assisted small businesses in Panama as a US Peace Corps Volunteer.