OECD Competition Open Day 2020


Gail Levine

Senior Counsel
The Federal Trade Commission


Gail Levine is a Deputy Director for the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission. She oversees a wide variety of mergers, conduct investigations, and antitrust litigation, particularly in health care and high tech. Gail joined the FTC in October 2018. Gail joined Uber in 2016 as the Head of U.S. Regulatory Affairs, overseeing advocacy nationwide on a wide range of regulatory issues. She later served as Uber’s Director of U.S. Competition Law, overseeing antitrust litigation, deals, competition advocacy and counseling nationwide. Before joining Uber, Gail was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Verizon Communications Inc., where she shaped the company’s patent policy program, led the patent prosecution team, directed the company’s Federal Trade Commission initiatives, and handled antitrust matters. Before joining Verizon, Gail was an attorney advisor to the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, advising on antitrust and intellectual property issues. Before joining the Chairman’s office, Gail was the FTC’s Deputy Assistant General Counsel. She was a significant contributor to the FTC’s report on intellectual property and innovation, and she co-authored many other FTC reports on antitrust and high-tech issues. Before joining the FTC, Gail was a trial lawyer in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Gail has served on the Council of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association, the ABA Presidential Transition Task Force, and the ABA Presidential Task Force on Pleading Standards. She clerked for Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.