Mayer Brown (Washington)

Gail Levine

Mayer Brown (Washington)
Co-leader of Global Antitrust & Competition Practice

Gail Levine is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office, where she co-leads the firm’s global Antitrust & Competition practice. She joined Mayer Brown from the US Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Competition, where she served as a deputy director under Chairman Joseph Simons and Acting Chairwoman Rebecca Slaughter. Gail joined the FTC as a deputy director of the Bureau of Competition in 2018. In this role, she supervised over 100 lawyers in five divisions, handling all aspects of antitrust review. She oversaw a wide variety of merger reviews, anticompetitive conduct investigations and antitrust litigation, particularly in areas such as high-tech, pharmaceuticals, biotech and health care. She helped establish the new Technology Enforcement Division, which investigates anticompetitive conduct in digital markets. Previously, she spent more than a decade in-house. She was one of Uber’s top lawyers, working as head of US regulatory affairs and as director for competition, where she counseled senior business and legal executives on emerging competition and regulatory issues. She also served as vice president and associate general counsel at Verizon Communications, where she handled antitrust and IP issues. Prior to her tenure in-house, Gail was an attorney advisor to former FTC Chair Deborah Platt Majoras, advising on antitrust and IP matters. She was a significant contributor to the FTC’s first major report on IP and innovation and co-authored many other FTC reports. Earlier in her career, Ms. Levine was a trial attorney with the Civil Division of DOJ. An active community member, Gail has held several leadership roles in the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law, and today she serves as a vice chair of its committee dedicated to promoting women in antitrust. She has previously served on the ABA Antitrust Section’s Council, its governing board ; the ABA Presidential Transition Task Force ; and the ABA Presidential Task Force on Pleading Standards. Additionally, she is a sought-after speaker and writer on antitrust and IP issues.

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