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US: Former Deputy Director of FTC returns to Latham & Watkins

 |  August 23, 2017

Latham & Watkins has added regulatory experience to its antitrust and competition practice in Washington, DC, in the form of a former acting deputy director of the Federal Trade Commission.

A former acting deputy director of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has returned to Latham & Watkins for a third spell. Alan Devlin has joined the litigation and trial department of the global antitrust and competition practice as counsel in Washington, DC, after leaving the FTC last month.

Devlin spent two years with the agency, initially as an attorney advisor to acting chairman Maureen Ohlhausen, then as acting deputy director of the bureau of competition.

His first spell at the firm came at the beginning of his career, with two years as an associate in the Chicago office. After a couple of years working as a judicial clerk and lecturer, he returned to the firm for three-and-a-half years, this time in San Francisco, before joining the FTC in August 2015.

Devlin works on cases relating to merger control, appeals and intellectual property (IP) disputes. He brings valuable first-hand experience of the regulatory regime at a time when the number of antitrust cases continues to grow, driven by increased regulation around the world.

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