Maureen K. Ohlhausen

Baker Botts (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

Maureen K. Ohlhausen joins Baker Botts after leading the Federal Trade Commission as Acting Chairman and Commissioner. She directed all aspects of the FTC’s antitrust work, including merger review and conduct enforcement, and steered all FTC consumer protection enforcement, with a particular emphasis on privacy and technology issues. A thought leader, Ms. Ohlhausen has published dozens of articles on antitrust, privacy, IP, regulation, FTC litigation, telecommunications, and international law issues in prestigious publications and has testified over a dozen times before the U.S. Congress. Ms. Ohlhausen has relationships with officials in the U.S. and abroad, with a particular emphasis on Europe and China, and has led the U.S. delegation at international antitrust and data privacy meetings on many occasions. She has received numerous awards, including the FTC’s Robert Pitofsky Lifetime Achievement Award. Prior to her role as Commissioner, Ms. Ohlhausen led the FTC’s Internet Access Task Force, which produced an influential report analyzing competition and consumer protection legal issues in the areas of broadband and Internet. In private practice, she headed the FTC practice group at a leading telecommunications firm, representing and counseling telecommunications and technology clients on antitrust compliance, privacy, and consumer protection matters before the FTC and the FCC. She also clerked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Distinctions

Linked authors

Sai Derecho & Economia, S.C.
George Mason University
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Washington DC)
US Supreme Court (Washington)
British Competition Authority - CMA (London)
Georgetown University
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Washington)
Sidley Austin (Washington)

Videos

Maureen Ohlhausen (Baker Botts)
Maureen K. Ohlhausen 26 September 2019 Brussels
Maureen Ohlhausen
Maureen K. Ohlhausen 23 May 2017 New York
Maureen Ohlhausen (US FTC)
Maureen K. Ohlhausen 28 March 2017 Washington, DC
Maureen Ohlhausen - US Federal Trade Commission
Maureen K. Ohlhausen 29 May 2015 Washington, DC

Articles

69 Bulletin

Dina Jubrail, Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Matthew Levitt, Daniel Vasbeck The Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf suspends an order of the German Competition Authority on an alleged abuse of dominance in the social networks (Facebook)

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On 26 August 2019, a German appeal court suspended an order of the German competition authority (the “FCO”) which had found that Facebook’s data processing practices in Germany constituted an abuse of dominance in breach of German antitrust rules (the “decision”). Expressing serious doubts as to the (...)

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