David Rybak is an associate in Goodwin’s Antitrust and Competition practice. His practice focuses on regulatory approval for mergers and acquisitions, as well as complex civil antitrust litigations and government investigations. Mr. Rybak has experience representing clients across a wide range of industries, including software/technology, life sciences, and retail, among others.

In addition to his billable work, Mr. Rybak is actively involved with the First Generation Network (FGN), a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the barriers that law students who are first in their family to attend university face as they begin their legal careers. Mr. Rybak served as an executive member and later National President before graduating from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2019.

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2021, David was an associate in the Antitrust Group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

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Mr. Rybak’s representative experience includes:

  • Facebook in its approximately $1 billion acquisition of Kustomer, a customer relationship management (CRM) company*
  • AK Steel Corporation in its approximately $3 billion sale to Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc, a mining and steel manufacturing company*
  • Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. in its defense against antitrust counterclaims raised by defendant in a patent infringement suit, resulting in a global settlement agreement and cross-licensing agreement between the parties following a partial dismissal of defendant’s counterclaims*
  • Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC/ONE) (a portfolio company of Cornell Capital) in its acquisitions of HCT Group Holdings Limited and Zobele Holding S.p.A*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

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J.D., 2019
University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
B.A. (Hons), Economics & Political Science, 2016
University of Alberta



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