Maryanne S. Kane

Of Counsel - Retired

Maryanne S. Kane is a Retired Of Counsel of O’Melveny’s Washington, DC office and a member of the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. She specializes in consumer protection and competition issues. Prior to joining O’Melveny, Maryanne served as Chief of Staff for two Chairmen of the Federal Trade Commission from 2003 to 2006, first for former Chairman Timothy J. Muris and then for former Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras. Before serving as Chief of Staff, Maryanne was an Assistant General Counsel at the FTC, focusing primarily on legislative matters with competition and consumer protection ramifications. Prior to joining the General Counsel’s Office, Maryanne held several staff positions in the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, in which she handled advertising and marketing investigations and cases. Maryanne advises clients on a range of consumer protection issues. She also was active in the FTC’s recent market manipulation rulemaking, advising a multinational integrated petroleum company through the process and contributing to industry comments filed with the agency. Maryanne also provides strategic counseling in investigations and other proceedings before the Federal Trade Commission and other federal entities, including the Congress, as well as state and international entities.



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Katrina Robson, Maryanne S. Kane, Mimi Vu, Randall W. Edwards, Richard G. Parker The US District Court of New Jersey rules that the Federal Trade Commission can pursue claims against a company for failure to have adequate data security (Wyndham Worldwide)


This article has been nominated for the 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards. Click here to learn more about the Antitrust Writing Awards. Issue In a decision that is likely to result in increased federal enforcement actions against companies that suffer data security breaches but are found not to (...)

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