Davis Polk Firm Hires Former Federal Trade Commission Economist Shelanski



Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP said Howard A. Shelanski, a former deputy director at the Federal Trade Commission, joined the law firm’s Washington office to strengthen its antitrust and regulatory business.

Shelanski, 47, was a law professor at the University of California at Berkeley from 1997 to 2009, where he co-directed the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology from 2000 to 2008, Davis Polk said in a statement.

He also served as chief economist at the Federal Communications Commission from 1999 to 2000, and from 1998 to 1999 was a senior economist to the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Davis Polk said. He was deputy director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics from 2009 until this year, where he was responsible for the antitrust portfolio. 8/18/2011