Partner, Freeborn & Peters LLP
David Gustman is a member and former head of Freeborn & Peter’s Litigation Practice Group, Co-head of the Firm’s Antitrust Practice Group and a member and former Chairman of the Firm’s Executive Committee.
For over 40 years he has represented numerous international mining and natural resource clients. David has handled and served as lead trial counsel on a variety of complex business litigation matters involving antitrust, accounting, banking, bankruptcy, construction, finance, insurance coverage and broker disputes, mining, real estate and securities. He is a “go to” lawyer for the Firm’s most challenging and difficult cases and is often called upon by clients to take over cases that have been previously handled by other counsel.
David provides antitrust counsel to joint ventures, trade associations, research consortiums and mining and other companies involved in mergers and acquisitions, as well as those facing or seeking to prevent antitrust claims. He has also successfully defended mining clients in connection with criminal antitrust investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice. He is a frequent speaker and author on various legal topics, including antitrust, class actions and mergers. He has spoken several times at the PLI’s Annual Antitrust Law Institute. He also co-authored a paper entitled Joint Ventures and Other Competitor Collaborations, published by the PLI Law Institute.