Prominent Antitrust Trial Lawyer David Cross Joins MoFo

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Antitrust litigation bench deepens with addition of antitrust partner

Morrison & Foerster is pleased to announce that David Cross has joined the firm as a partner in the Global Antitrust Practice Group and will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in antitrust and other complex business litigation.

Mr. Cross has represented some of the world’s leading companies in antitrust litigation and brings exceptional experience to the firm’s global antitrust practice. Cross also has extensive experience advising clients regarding electronic discovery issues, from preparing for litigation to addressing spoliation issues. In addition, he has a robust pro bono practice as an advocate for civil rights for the LGBT community and others.

Brad Lui, managing partner of Morrison & Foerster’s Washington, D.C. office, stated: “We are delighted to welcome David to the partnership. He has an outstanding track record advising major industrial and multinational businesses on their most important and complex matters, and his expertise strongly complements our practice.”

“David is a highly regarded antitrust litigator who has played a leading role in a number of high-profile antitrust cases,” added W. Stephen Smith, co-chair of the firm’s Global Antitrust Practice Group. “He will be an invaluable addition to our antitrust litigation practice, and we look forward to working with him.”

Mr. Cross joins a team of antitrust lawyers who are recognized leaders in the courtroom, the boardroom, and the halls of government. With a global practice advising multinational companies, Morrison & Foerster advises clients on all aspects of antitrust law, including criminal and civil investigations, merger clearance, and business conduct investigations.

“I’m thrilled to join Morrison & Foerster’s highly regarded antitrust team,” Mr. Cross said. “There are tremendous synergies between my current practice and the firm’s platform, and I look forward to joining the team and contributing to the firm’s continued growth.”

Mr. Cross joins the firm from Crowell & Moring, where he co-chaired the electronic discovery practice. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2003, where he served as an editor for the Journal of Law & Social Problems and a teaching fellow. After graduating from law school, he clerked for the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey, former chief judge of the Southern District of New York and U.S. attorney general.

We are Morrison & Foerster — a global firm of exceptional credentials. Our clients include some of the largest financial institutions, investment banks, Fortune 100, and technology and life sciences companies. We’ve been included on The American Lawyer’s A-List for 12 straight years and the Financial Times has named the firm to its lists of most innovative law firms in North America and Asia every year that it has published its Innovative Lawyers Reports in those regions. In the past few years, Chambers USA has honored MoFo’s Bankruptcy and IP teams with Firm of the Year awards, the Corporate/M&A team with a client service award, and the firm as a whole as Global USA Firm of the Year. Our lawyers are committed to achieving innovative and business-minded results for our clients, while preserving the differences that make us stronger.

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