Washington, DC - Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph J. Simons announced that he has selected Gail F. Levine to be a Deputy Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, effective Oct. 15, 2018.
“We are delighted to welcome Gail to the Front Office of the Bureau of Competition,” said Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman, who previously served with Levine at the FTC. “Gail’s deep experience in antitrust and intellectual property law, and her expansive legal background, including prior service at both the FTC and the Department of Justice, will be great assets to the agency as it enforces federal antitrust laws on behalf of America’s consumers,” he added.
Levine will join the Bureau’s other Deputy Directors, Marian Bruno and Ian Conner, and Acting Deputy Director Haidee Schwartz. Her experience at the FTC included serving as an Attorney Advisor to Chairman Deborah Majoras, as Deputy Assistant General Counsel, and as Assistant Director of the Office of Policy Planning. Levine also was a trial lawyer in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Levine clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. She is currently serving as Director of U.S. Competition Law at Uber Technologies, Inc., and previously was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Verizon Communications Inc.