Sluis, David L.

David Sluis

David Sluis represents clients in a variety of complex antitrust matters. He routinely advises clients on the antitrust aspects of business combinations subject to FTC and DOJ review under the HSR Act, and has extensive experience in significant antitrust ligation and cartel matters. Mr. Sluis joined the firm in 2012.

Mr. Sluis’ recent merger matters include DOJ investigations in the stock exchange, building products, parking and publishing sectors. Mr. Sluis also represents the head of sales in a DOJ auto parts price fixing investigation, and a leading global auto parts company involved in civil antitrust litigation. Other recent significant matters include assessing the antitrust risks of a standard setting organization, and defending a pharmaceutical company against “reverse payment” actions brought by the FTC and private parties.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sluis was an associate at Dechert LLP. During his time there, he represented clients in all aspects of FTC and DOJ antitrust merger investigations.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Sluis served as a summer law intern in the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice, where he investigated a potential merger of two leading aluminum producers.


  • Selected as a "Rising Star" in the 2016-2018 editions of Washington DC Super Lawyers

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  • Education

    • JD, American University, Washington College of Law, 2008

      summa cum laude Member, American University Law Review, Order of the Coif
    • BA, Economics and Political Science, St. Olaf College, 2005

      cum laude
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Virginia