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W. David Braun

Quarles & Brady LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

W. David Braun is a member of the Firm’s Corporate Services Practice Group. Mr. Braun’s practice focuses upon U.S. and foreign corporate, licensing and antitrust law. He represents principally U.S. client interests in Europe and European clients in the U.S., including the establishment of new businesses and joint ventures, licensing of intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, concluding distributorships and sales representative agreements, antitrust counseling and litigation with respect to such matters.

Mr. Braun has previous experience working with the Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, where he conducted criminal and civil investigations, including several criminal and civil trials, reviewed pre-merger filings, conducted investigations of mergers and joint ventures, and participated in policy planning and international enforcement cooperation with foreign antitrust agencies. He also served as a U.S.  Delegate to the OECD Committee of Experts on Restrictive Business Practices, Paris; Adviser to State Department delegation on the antitrust chapter of the UNCTAD Transfer of Technology Code, Geneva; and an Antitrust Division exchange fellow at German Federal Cartel
Office, Berlin.

Education and Honors
  • University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1975)
  • University of Illinois (B.A., with distinction, 1972)

Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, 1975

Professional and Civic Activities
  • German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (Chairman of the Board of Directors).

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