Baker Botts (Washington)

Maureen K. Ohlhausen

Baker Botts (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

Maureen K. Ohlhausen is a partner at Baker Botts, LLP, where she chairs the firm’s Global Antitrust and Competition practice. She represents top-tier clients across a wide variety of industries including technology, retail, telecommunications, social media, and life sciences. She also led the Federal Trade Commission as Acting Chairman and Commissioner, where 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 frequently testified before the U.S. Congress, including recent appearances before the Senate Commerce Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Antitrust Sub-Committee. Ms. Ohlhausen has received numerous awards, including the FTC’s Robert Pitofsky Lifetime Achievement Award and the Internet Association’s Internet Freedom 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. She also clerked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and is an honors graduate of the George Mason School of Law and the University of Virginia.

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Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Catriona Hatton, Adam Dawson, Paul Lugard, Matthew Levitt, Dina Jubrail The EU Commission launches consultations on ex-ante competition enforcement in platform-based and other industries

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Recently, the European Commission (“EC”) launched two major public consultations for new legislative tools intended to step up antitrust enforcement in digital and other markets. One consultation relates to a new competition enforcement tool that would allow the EC to pro-actively intervene in (...)

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 (...)

Dina Jubrail, Matthew Levitt, Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Daniel Vasbeck The Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf suspends the Competition Authority’s decision that a social media company’s data processing practices constitute an abuse of dominance (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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