Professional Biography

K. Shiek Pal Senior Counsel



Shiek Pal is a senior counsel with the firm's Litigation practice with a focus on antitrust, global competition and merger review. He has extensive experience representing companies in mergers, joint ventures, and complex cross-border transactions, and navigating deals through regulatory clearance in the U.S., E.U., and other foreign jurisdictions. Shiek has also represented companies and individuals in civil and criminal investigations by federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Shiek regularly advises on Hart-Scott-Rodino filings, and foreign merger control notifications, and counsels clients on all aspects of antitrust compliance. He has represented companies in a variety of industries, including defense, insurance, financial exchanges, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and media and entertainment, among others.

Professional Recognition

  • Lucious N. Littauer Fellow, Harvard University, 2005
  • Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for Pro Bono Contributions, 1999 - 2000

Professional Leadership

  • White House Fellowship Program, National Finalist, 2005 and 2008
  • South Asian Bar Association of New York, Founding Board Member, Officer, 2001 - 2004

Community Involvement

  • CentroNia (bilingual, multicultural early childhood education provider and public charter school), Board of Directors  
  • The Generation Project (education-based philanthropic non-profit organization), Board of Directors

Related Employment

  • Government of the District of Columbia, Assistant Attorney General, 2009 - 2011
  • Mayer Brown LLP, Senior Antitrust Associate, 2007 - 2009
  • Teach for America, Assistant General Counsel, 2005 - 2006
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Antitrust Associate, 2000 - 2004
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, Honor Program Attorney, 1998 - 2000





Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia

  • New York


  • Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, M.A.,
    with distinction
    , 2012
  • Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, M.P.A., 2005
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1998,
    Editor, American Journal of Law & Medicine
  • Trinity College, B.A., Asian Studies and International Relations, 1992


  • Bengali