David Burns


+1 202 728 7147

David Burns’ practice focuses on antitrust and competition law, representing businesses in merger reviews and government investigations before the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, and in antitrust litigation in federal court. David also regularly provides sophisticated counseling for avoidance of antitrust liability on topics such as pharmaceutical patent litigation settlements, IP licensing, joint ventures and the HSR merger review process.

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  • Patheon Prevails in Antitrust Battle with Procaps 

  • NetScout Receives DOJ Clearance After Second Request in $2.6 Billion Acquisition 

  • Antitrust Team Clears Tesoro for $1.175 Billion Acquisition 

  • Appellate Court Affirms Victory for Patheon in Antitrust Suit with Procaps 

  • Auspex Pharma Acquired by Teva for $3.5 Billion 

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  • George Washington University Law School
    JD, with honors, 2011

  • Middlebury College
    BA , 2007

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia



  • American Bar Association


+1 202 728 7147 office
+1 202 842 7899 fax

1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004-2400