Gil Ohana is Senior Director, Antitrust and Competition for Cisco Systems, the leading manufacturer of networking equipment for the Internet. Gil regularly advises Cisco on antitrust issues relating to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, standard setting, distribution, and intellectual property licensing. Gil writes and speaks regularly on licensing, standard-setting, patent pools, and other subjects at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law. Gil received his law degree from Columbia University, where he was articles editor of the Law Review, and his B.A. from Harvard College. He is admitted to the bars of California, the District of Columbia and Illinois. Before joining Cisco, Gil was a trial attorney at the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division specializing in antitrust issues in high technology industries.
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Interview conducted by Abigail Slater, U.S. FTC. You have worked as a DOJ trial attorney, in-house antitrust counsel to two tech firms (HP and Cisco), as well as of counsel at a law firm. What advice do you have for law firm practitioners and government attorneys about how to manage the (...)