Davis Polk Welcomes Antitrust Authority Howard Shelanski

WASHINGTON D.C. - Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP has announced that Howard A. Shelanski has joined the firm.

Shelanski is one of the nation's leading antitrust authorities with high-level experience at both the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission. He will be based in the firm's Washington, D.C., office and will continue to teach at Georgetown University Law Center. The addition of Shelanski is the latest move Davis Polk has made to deepen its antitrust and regulatory capabilities in Washington.

From 2009 to 2011, Shelanski served as deputy director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission, where he was responsible for the bureau's antitrust portfolio. From 1997 to 2009, Shelanski was a professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley, where he co-directed the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology from 2000 to 2008. From 1999 to 2000, he served as chief economist of the Federal Communications Commission, and from 1998 to 1999 he was a senior economist to the President's Council of Economic Advisers at the White House. Before teaching at Berkeley, Shelanski practiced law in Washington, D.C., and served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He also served as a law clerk to Judge Louis H. Pollak on the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia and Judge Stephen F. Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. Shelanski earned his J.D. and his Ph.D. in economics at the University of California at Berkeley and his B.A. at Haverford College.

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