Donald joined David Boies and Jonathan Schiller as a named partner of the firm in December 1999. He focuses his practice on antitrust litigation and counseling while also representing clients before antitrust enforcement agencies in connection with government investigations and merger reviews.
He represents clients in civil and criminal matters in federal and state courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, as well as other federal agencies and state enforcement authorities. Additionally, he counsels clients on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and a broad variety of compliance issues.
Inside Counsel called him “the specialist for high-stakes antitrust defense because he knows antitrust inside and out – literally” and the lawyer to call “to survive life-or-death antitrust matters.”
He has served as the lead counsel in several major antitrust cases, including the defense of a major domestic airline in an antitrust suit filed by the U.S. government. He has represented major manufacturers, pharmaceutical corporations, telecommunications firms, entertainment companies, and railroads. His clients have included ALCOA Inc., AT&T, American Express Company, Chevron Corporation, DuPont de Nemours & Co, Delta Air Lines, Hillenbrand, Hill-Rom Holdings, Honeywell, Northwest Airlines, and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.
Before entering private practice, he was Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the U. S. Department of Justice. Responsible for directing the law enforcement and competition advocacy activities of the Division in regulated industries, he was a key player in administration efforts to enact regulatory reform legislation in the railroad, trucking, and airline industries. He also supervised antitrust litigation and regulatory interventions involving a broad spectrum of energy-related industries. As a trial attorney for the Antitrust Division, he represented the U.S. in both civil enforcement actions and criminal prosecutions.