David B. Barlow stepped down as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah this summer, and rejoined Sidley Austin as a partner in Sidley’s Washington, D.C. office and will focus his practice on the service of the firm’s life sciences clients. Barlow is also NAFUSA’s newest member.
Barlow originally joined Sidley in 2000 and became a partner in 2006. During his time at Sidley, he handled a wide variety of cases, with particular emphasis on pharmaceutical, medical device, and mass tort matters.
Barlow was nominated by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the Senate as U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah in September 2011. Prior to his service as U.S. Attorney, Barlow served as Senator Mike Lee’s Chief Counsel on the Judiciary Committee.
In March 2013, Attorney General Holder asked Barlow to serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee. Barlow also served on the Health Care Fraud Working Group, the White Collar Crime Subcommittee and chaired the Local Government Coordination Working Group.
“We are delighted to welcome David back to Sidley,” said Mark Hopson, managing partner of Sidley’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. “The insight and experiences David has gained during his time in the Department of Justice will be immensely valuable to our clients.”
With more than 1,800 lawyers in 19 offices worldwide, Sidley has built a reputation as a premier legal adviser for global businesses and financial institutions. For the fourth consecutive year, and every year since the survey’s inception, Sidley received the most first-tier national rankings of any U.S. law firm in the 2014 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” survey. On Law360’s list of Global 20 Firms, Sidley was ranked among the top law firms “with the greatest global reach and expertise.”