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

Auteurs associés

SAI Law & Economics (Mexico City)
George Mason University (Fairfax)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Washington DC)
US Supreme Court (Washington)
United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)
Georgetown University (Washington D.C.)
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Washington)
Sidley Austin (Washington)

Vidéos

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

Articles

326 Bulletin

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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