Latham team recognized as appellate court affirms previous decisions against the US Department of Justice's challenge to U.S. Sugar's purchase of Imperial Sugar.
David Johnson represents clients in antitrust litigation, government investigations, and other complex commercial disputes.
In 2022, as a member of Latham trial teams, Mr. Johnson defeated both the Federal Trade Commission and the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division in back-to-back antitrust merger trials.
AmLaw named Mr. Johnson and the Latham trial team as “Litigators of the Week” for their historic victory against the Federal Trade Commission in a four-week trial over the US$8 billion reacquisition of GRAIL, Inc. by Illumina, Inc., the first victory of its kind before the FTC’s own Chief Administrative Law Judge. Three weeks later, Mr. Johnson and the Latham trial team earned the designation of “Litigators of the Week – Runner Up” for their victory against the Department of Justice in a four-day trial over U.S. Sugar’s acquisition of Imperial Sugar.
Mr. Johnson’s antitrust litigation work has covered a wide range of conduct and merger challenges, including federal merger trials, allegations of price-fixing, group boycotts, monopolization, and other allegations under federal and state antitrust laws.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Johnson served as law clerk to US District Judge James C. Cacheris of the Eastern District of Virginia, served as judicial extern to US Circuit Judge Steven G. Agee of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and completed an internship at the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division in Washington, D.C.