J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1973
LL.M., Cambridge University, 2013
A.B., University of North Carolina, 1969
Kenneth Starling practiced antitrust law in Washington, DC for 40 years, specializing in matters involving mergers and acquisitions, and is a retired partner of DLA Piper. In addition to litigation and counseling, Starling is experienced in legislative practice. He had an extensive career in government prior to entering private practice. He has served as deputy assistant attorney general in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice; chief antitrust counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee; assistant director for litigation (Bureau of Competition) at the Federal Trade Commission; antitrust counsel to the House Judiciary Committee; and an assistant U. S. attorney. In addition to teaching at Virginia Law, Starling serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center and as the senior counsel of the DC Affordable Law Firm.