Maureen Ohlhausen Baker Botts


Maureen K. Ohlhausen is a partner at Baker Botts, LLP based in Washington, D.C. 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.

2023 Awards

2021 Awards


Nominee, 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, General Antitrust

Nominee, 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, General Antitrust

Nominee, 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, General Antitrust

Nominee, 2014 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, General Antitrust

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