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Daniel E. Shulak

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.
New York

Daniel E. Shulak
+1 202 637 6508 (Washington, D.C.)
+1 212 918 3308 (New York)
+1 202 637 5910 (Washington, D.C.)
+1 212 918 3100 (New York)
Practice Group

Dan Shulak works with companies from around the world to resolve complex antitrust issues. Dan has a diverse antitrust practice. He analyzes and seeks FTC/DOJ clearance for multi-billion dollar transactions, helps companies navigate global cartel investigations and their aftermath, and represents clients in complex competition-related litigation.

Dan immerses himself in the industries of his clients to develop creative solutions to challenging antitrust problems. Even the most familiar antitrust obstacle requires a bespoke solution, and Dan's focus is on solving problems with a legal strategy tailored to a company's individualized needs — quickly, efficiently, and with minimal disruption to its daily business operations.

In the area of criminal cartel investigations, Dan conducts internal investigations and represents companies under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice. Dan's cartel focus is global. He frequently serves on teams responsible for concurrent cartel investigations in numerous jurisdictions around the world. Dan has authored and co-authored several published articles dealing with competition compliance and cartel investigations.

Dan is also an experienced antitrust litigator. He represents companies in the complex class-action and other litigation that often results from government investigations. In addition, Dan represents companies in other types of high-stakes competition-related litigation, including allegations of illegal monopolization in violation of the Sherman Act.

With respect to mergers and acquisitions, Dan conducts pre-merger analyses of the antitrust risk associated with complex multi­billion dollar transactions in a variety of industries. To date, Dan has worked on transactions where the team has successfully achieved clearance prior to the close of the HSR waiting period (i.e. early termination), as well as after receiving and responding to complicated "Second Requests."

Representative experience

Represented Credit Suisse in class actions alleging an antitrust conspiracy by some of the largest banks in the world to restrict competition for CDS.

Represented Orbital Sciences in its acquisition of ATK, including the successful clearance by the DOJ following a Second Request.

Represented Research In Motion, as a member of a consortium, in the US$4.5bn acquisition of approximately 4,000 patents from Nortel Networks.

Represented a Japanese auto parts manufacturer in a DOJ cartel investigation into the auto parts industry and related civil matters.

Represented a biotechnology company in a private antitrust suit alleging illegal monopolization. Awarded summary judgment in federal court.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., with honors, Emory University School of Law, 2010
  • B.A. Economics and Political Science, Emory University, 2004


  • Member, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Antitrust Section, New York State Bar Association

  • Member, Litigation Section, American Bar Association
  • Young Lawyer Representative, Cartel and Criminal Practice, Antitrust Section, 2017-2018 

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York


Antitrust: Cartel, Recommended Practitioner

Legal 500 US

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Increasing Fines vs. Incentivizing Corporate Compliance: A Case for Compliance

CPI Antitrust Chronicle

Published Works

The Role of Corporate Fines in Deterring Cartel Conduct

Antitrust & Trade Regulation Report
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