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Wayne Dale Collins is Of Counsel in the Antitrust practice.

He has almost 40 years of experience in antitrust law as a government policy maker, a law school faculty member, and a private practitioner. He works in all aspects of competition law but he focuses primarily on the defense of mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures before competition agencies throughout the world. He is also actively involved in a number of antitrust litigations in the United States as well as investigations conducted by the European Commission and other agencies.

Dale joined Shearman & Sterling in 1978. In 1981, he resigned from the firm to serve as a White House Fellow and Special Assistant to then-Vice President George H.W. Bush. Thereafter, he served as a special assistant and later as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division under William F. Baxter. He returned to the firm in 1983. After serving as a partner at for almost thirty years, Mr. Collins became Of Counsel to the firm in 2017.

Dale is active in scholarly programs regarding the design and implementation of competition law. He conceived and served as Editor-in-Chief of Issues in Competition Law and Policy, a three-volume treatise that comprehensively surveys the issues facing modern competition law in the United States, Europe and around the world. As well as lecturing in the United States, Mr. Collins has lectured at the invitation of the Chinese and Russian governments in Beijing and Moscow and at academic conferences around the world.


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