Jones Day antitrust chief set for Skadden move as partner exits continue

Departure of Washington DC-based competition chief marks latest partner loss for US firm

David Wales, the leader of Jones Day’s global antitrust and competition practice, has left the firm and is poised to become a partner at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, according to sources familiar with the move.

Wales, who is based in Washington DC, has led Jones Day’s highly regarded antitrust practice of about 150 lawyers since January 2013. A cached version of Wales’ biography on Jones Day’s website says he worked with clients including The Carlyle Group, Deutsche Bank, General Electric, HeidelbergCement, Nasdaq, Newell Brands, Procter & Gamble and Sanofi.

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