This site is part of the Informa Connect Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

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

Thomas Dahdouh
Attorney Adviser at FTC


Thomas Dahdouh has over 30 years of law enforcement experience at the Federal Trade Commission. Since 2021, he has been an Attorney Advisor to FTC Chair Lina M. Khan. Before that, he served 9 years as Regional Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Western Region, overseeing competition and consumer protection cases in the San Francisco and Los Angeles FTC offices. From 2012 to 2013, he was Assistant Regional Director for the San Francisco office. In that role, he oversaw major enforcement litigations against large companies such as DeVry, AT&T, DIRECTV, Amerigas/BlueRhino, and Benco/Patterson/Schein. Before that, he worked for 14 years as a staff attorney in the San Francisco office, handling both consumer protection and antitrust matters. Previously, he worked at the FTC’s Washington, D.C., headquarters for two Commissioners and served as a Counselor to the Director for both the Bureau of Consumer Protection and the Bureau of Competition. He was on the Executive Committee of the California State Bar’s Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section from 2009 to 2015, holding the position of Chair of the Section from 2014-2015. He continues to this day as an Advisor to the Section. He has written extensively on competition and privacy/consumer protection legal issues, including Practicing Law Institute’s Chronicle, the California state bar’s Competition journal, and the Antitrust Law Journal. He clerked for Second Circuit federal appellate judge Irving R. Kaufman, and Southern District of New York federal judge Michael B. Mukasey. He received his JD from Harvard Law School and his BA from Yale University.

Agenda Sessions

  • Merger Enforcement: New Guidelines, HSR Process Revamp