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Maureen K Ohlhausen

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Maureen Ohlhausen chairs the firm's Global Antitrust and Competition practice, focusing on antitrust, data, and privacy investigations and litigation in the U.S. and abroad. She advises top-tier clients, including technology, retail, telecommunications, social media, and life sciences companies.


Maureen served as Acting FTC Chairman (2017– 2018) and Commissioner (2012-18). She directed all FTC competition and consumer protection work, with particular emphasis on technology and privacy. She is a recognized expert in antitrust and privacy and has testified before Congress over a dozen times. She has received numerous awards, including the FTC's Robert Pitofsky Lifetime Achievement Award. Maureen also clerked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Professional Memberships

Better Business Bureau National Programs (Board Member); Washington Legal Foundation (Board of Advisors); Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation (Board Member); ABA Tech Summit (Co-Chair, 2019); Antitrust Law Journal (Senior Editor, 2008-2012); ABA Competition and Public Policy Task Force (Member, 2008-2010).


Maureen regularly publishes articles on antitrust, privacy, intellectual property, regulation, FTC litigation, telecommunications and international law issues. She is frequently quoted in leading publications.


J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 1991, with distinction; B.A., English, University of Virginia, 1984, with honors.