Rahul Rao

Rahul Rao

Deputy Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission

Rahul Rao currently serves as Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, where he is part of the leadership team supervising over 300 attorneys and support staff in enforcing U.S. antitrust laws. Rahul oversees teams conducting merger reviews, anticompetitive conduct investigations, and antitrust litigation. Before joining the FTC front office, Rahul was a Managing Assistant Attorney General and Antitrust Team Leader at the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.

Rahul speaks frequently on antitrust, labor competition, and related litigation. He has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust. Rahul has also spoken on antitrust and litigation issues at panels and workshops hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Association of Attorneys General, and the American Bar Association, including several times at the ABA’s annual Antitrust Spring Meeting.

Rahul moved into public service after two years as a stay-at-home parent to his then newborn son. Before that, he spent time in the private sector, including at two international law firms.


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