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Pete Levitas

Mr. Levitas has more than 20 years of experience as an antitrust lawyer addressing and resolving complex merger and conduct issues, particularly those affecting the healthcare, pharmaceutical and technology sectors. Mr. Levitas has served in a wide range of U.S. government positions; most recently, he served for over four years in the role of Deputy Director in the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (2009-2013), where he was responsible for the Mergers 1, Health Care and Anticompetitive Practices divisions, as well as the FTC's Northeast Regional Office in New York. Other experience includes nearly a decade as an antitrust counsel on Capitol Hill, including seven years as the Staff Director and Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, and more than five years as a trial lawyer in the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, where he was a member of the trial teams in the prosecution of several criminal price-fixing cases. In private practice, Mr. Levitas has represented Fortune 500 and other companies in a wide range of complex state and federal civil investigations focusing on antitrust, competition and consumer protection issues. In particular, Mr. Levitas has had extensive experience in the area of data breach notification requirements under the dozens of different state notification statutes. He also spent several months working directly for the Chief Privacy Officer of a Fortune 500 company, focusing on legal, policy and business issues related to privacy and data security. Education: JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1991 BA, summa cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 1988.