David Young is a senior associate in Ropes & Gray’s antitrust practice group. David represents a variety of software, technology, transportation, and biotechnology companies in both civil and criminal antitrust litigation and merger investigations. His work includes regulatory advocacy before the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice, as well as counseling firms on compliance programs, pricing questions, contract structures, the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property, and potential mergers and acquisitions.
- In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Antitrust Litigation (E.D.N.Y.): Senior associate on litigation team representing Fortune 500 airline in class action price fixing litigation.
- Retrophin v. Questcor Pharmaceuticals (C.D. Cal.): Senior associate on the litigation team defending Questcor in a monopolization suit brought by putative competitor.
- Cablevision v. Viacom (S.D.N.Y.): Part of a litigation team representing Cablevision in lawsuit challenging Viacom for unlawfully tying its programming networks.
- Counseled Google in government antitrust investigations into commercial and intellectual property practices.
- Represented Google in its $2.35 billion sale of Motorola Home to Arris without a Second Request.
- Represented Cubist in its $1.24 billion acquisitions of Trius and Optimer without a Second Request.
- Represented TPG in its successful sale of DataQuick for $661 million, despite a Second Request.
- Represented Becton Dickinson in in its successful sale of its Discovery Labware unit to Corning for $730 million, despite a Second Request.
- Advised biopharmaceutical, telecommunications and high-technology clients on numerous transactions and joint ventures.
- Project Vote v. Kemp (N.D. Ga): David helped lead a litigation team representing a voting rights advocacy group seeking to inspect Georgia’s voter registration records under the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 prior to the 2016 general election. The team successfully obtained a preliminary injunction granting substantially all of the relief sought and defended against a motion to dismiss. No. 1:16-cv-2445-WSD, 2016 WL 5092512 (N.D. Ga. Sept. 20, 2016).
- David also has extensive experience representing individuals in pro bono public benefits matters. He has guided clients through all stages of claims for Social Security disability benefits, from initial applications, requests for reconsideration, and hearings before administrative law judges, as well as challenges to overpayments and appeals to the Social Security Appeals Council and U.S. District Court. He has also represented clients before the D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings and the D.C. Court of Appeals on unemployment claims, Medicare and Medicaid benefits disputes, and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) matters.
- In law school, David was a student attorney who successfully represented a civil rights claimant seeking to reinstate his discrimination claims before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.