Shearman And Sterling

John Akin is an associate in the Antitrust practice.

He focuses on antitrust investigations, merger review, and complex litigation matters at both the trial and appellate level.

John has experience representing individuals and corporations in the context of government and internal investigations. He has successfully defended clients in multi-jurisdictional litigation arising from cross-border commercial disputes, and has experience navigating issues of cross-border regulatory compliance, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and U.S. economic sanctions. He has appeared on brief in multiple proceedings before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Prior to joining the firm, John served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court, and worked as an associate in the dispute resolution and appellate litigation practices of two large London-based international law firms. He interned with the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. John previously lived in Indonesia, where he taught English as part of the Fulbright Program with the U.S. Department of State.