David C. Kully is an antitrust attorney in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. Mr. Kully has extensive antitrust experience and joined the firm after serving as Chief (2013-16) and Assistant Chief (2008-13) of the Litigation III Section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division.
During his 18 years with the Antitrust Division, Mr. Kully served in central roles on many of the Antitrust Division’s most significant matters, achieving a consistent track record of success. Mr. Kully and his teams were responsible for investigating and successfully litigating cases challenging an e-books price fixing conspiracy, credit card “anti-steering” rules, and a merger of appliance manufacturers. For his work on both the credit card matter and the e-books matter, Mr. Kully and his teams were honored with the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service, the DOJ’s second-highest performance award. Mr. Kully was also a leader of the Antitrust Division’s extensive enforcement efforts in the residential real estate industry, ensuring through litigation against the National Association of Realtors that established real estate brokers could not use their control of multiple listing service data to impede competition from innovative brokers and related service providers. In addition to those high-profile cases, he also supervised and participated in major matters involving mergers or other anticompetitive conduct in the music, live entertainment, newspaper, broadcast television, radio, and movie theater industries.
Before joining the DOJ, Mr. Kully was in private practice at the Washington, D.C., office of a large international law firm and, from there, was recruited to participate as counsel in a special investigation conducted by the U.S. Senate Governmental Affairs Committee into campaign finance.