Morrison & Foerster has added David Meyer, former principal deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division, to its Washington office. Meyer joins the firm as a partner and co-chair of the global antitrust and competition law practice group.
At the Antitrust Division, Meyer (Yale Law) was responsible for civil investigations and merger reviews in a wide range of industries. Among other matters, he oversaw the division’s investigations of the XM-Sirius merger, Monsanto’s acquisition of Delta and Pine Land Co., Google's proposed advertising agreement with Yahoo!, Mittal Steel’s acquisition of Arcelor, and Thomson’s acquisition of Reuters.
“The people at the division are tremendous lawyers,” Meyer says. “I learned a lot from them.”
Before going into government in 2006, Meyer was a partner at Covington & Burling for 12 years, ultimately serving as vice chair of the firm’s antitrust and consumer protection group. He says that when he left the DOJ, he spoke to Covington, and “we expressed interest in each other,” but ultimately he decided to join Morrison & Foerster because it was a better fit.