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Antitrust West Coast
May 2-3 2024
San Francisco Marriott Union SquareSan Francisco, CA

Rahul Rao
Deputy Director, Bureau of Competition at FTC


Rahul Rao is Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition where he is part of a leadership team enforcing U.S. antitrust laws.

Before joining the FTC, Rahul was a Managing Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington and Antitrust Division Team Leader. Rahul is a frequent public speaker on antitrust and litigation issues, and has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, appeared as part of workshops hosted by both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, and presented to the National Association of Attorneys General, and several sections of the American Bar Association.

After beginning his legal career as a judicial clerk on the D.C. Court of Appeals, Rahul joined the Trial Department at McDermott Will & Emery LLP in Washington, DC, where he focused on appellate advocacy and critical motions practice across a variety of the firm’s practice groups. Rahul later moved to the Litigation Practice Group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in New York City.

Rahul received his J.D., with honors, from George Washington University Law School, and his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Villanova University.

Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote Fireside Chat