David B. Lawrence is Chief of the Competition Policy and Advocacy Section at the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division. The Competition Policy and Advocacy Section has responsibility for the development and implementation of the Antitrust Division’s significant policy initiatives. Its functions include legal and policy analysis, competition advocacy, and serving as an intergovernmental liaison with other federal agencies, Congress, and state and local officials. Among other initiatives, Mr. Lawrence lead the Division’s development, jointly with the Federal Trade Commission, of the first Vertical Merger Guidelines in thirty-five years. Immediately prior, Mr. Lawrence served as the Director of the T-Mobile/Sprint Transaction Task Force at the Federal Communications Commission. In this role, Mr. Lawrence reported directly to the Office of the Chairman and oversaw all aspects of the FCC’s review. Before the FCC, Mr. Lawrence served in the Front Office of the Antitrust Division in both the Obama and Trump administrations as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General. Mr. Lawrence started his career at the Antitrust Division in the Telecommunications and Broadband Section, where he served as lead attorney for several complex investigations. He has won four Antitrust Division Awards of Distinction for his work on the investigation and litigation of major merger and conduct matters. Mr. Lawrence clerked for Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge Richard J. Holwell of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He graduated magna cum laude from the New York University School of Law.

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