Alexander P. Okuliar

Alexander P. Okuliar

Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Alex Okuliar is an antitrust lawyer and former senior government enforcer with experience handling deals and disputes in many industry sectors, including in particular matters involving technology, data, and innovation issues. 

He divides his practice between transactions, counseling, investigations, and litigation. From 2012-2015, Mr. Okuliar served as advisor to FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen, counseling her on the agency's numerous investigations, enforcement actions, and policies. He focused heavily on key developments raising new issues for US and global regulators, including big data, the growth of online technology platforms, and the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust. Earlier, from 2010-2012, he was a trial attorney at the DOJ Antitrust Division focused on technology and finance. He also worked on dozens of energy, health care and hospital matters while at the FTC and DOJ and continues to practice in those sectors.

Prior to his government service, Mr. Okuliar spent more than a decade in private practice at other leading international law firms. He defended the transactions of domestic and international technology, media, and energy clients before antitrust agencies and represented class action defendants in federal and state court litigation around the United States.

He is frequently recognized for the quality of his work and client service. In 2018, Chambers USA named him a "Recognised Practitioner" in its ranking of top DC antitrust lawyers. He was also individually acknowledged as "excellent" by Global Competition Review in its 2018 ranking of the world's antitrust practices. Legal 500 referred to his client representations in its review of recommended US merger review practices in 2017 and 2018, and GCR and Who's Who Legal named him a "Future Leader" in 2017 and 2018 (for lawyers aged 45 and under). Clients have praised him as a "high-quality deal lawyer" with "excellent DOJ experience."

Before law school, Mr. Okuliar co-founded and sold an online technology company





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