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Former FTC Official Joins Think Tank

 |  June 18, 2020

TechFreedom announced that Asheesh Agarwal has joined its ranks as Deputy General Counsel and Competition Counsel. In his role, Asheesh will help shape the organization’s vision for how antitrust and consumer protection laws should apply to the technology sector, keeping in mind the lodestar of what’s best for consumers.

“We’re delighted to welcome Asheesh to our team,” said Shane Tews, Chairman of TechFreedom’s board. “He’s handled complex legal issues at the top levels of federal and state government and in private practice. He’ll bring that expertise to bear on all our work, but especially the raging debate over whether to rewrite or reinterpret America’s antitrust laws and the debate we should be having but aren’t—about how the Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and state attorneys general wield their already-broad powers. Years ago, TechFreedom coined the term ‘Federal Technology Commission.’ Asheesh will relaunch our analysis of how the agency can best serve consumers in the Digital Age.”

Agarwal has served in senior roles in the administrations of President Trump, President Bush, and Governor Pence, including at the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice. At the FTC, Asheesh served as Assistant Director of the Office of Policy Planning, where he helped to lead the Commission’s competition advocacy program and an initiative to examine regulatory barriers to the growth of e-commerce.

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