Jan Rybnicek

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    Antonin Scalia Law School
    George Mason University
    3301 Fairfax Dr.
    Arlington, VA 22201

Biographical Sketch

Jan is an attorney at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Washington, D.C. He represents clients on antitrust issues relating to the US merger control and review process, multi-jurisdictional merger control, joint ventures, civil antitrust litigation, and investigations before the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Prior to re-joining Freshfields in 2015, Jan served as an attorney adviser to former Commissioner Joshua D. Wright of the FTC. He advised Commissioner Wright on a wide range of competition and consumer protection issues, including providing enforcement recommendations, developing legislation and policy initiatives with Congress, and drafting formal statements, policy speeches, and Congressional testimony.

Jan has published several articles on antitrust law and policy. He was awarded the 2017 Antitrust Writing Award, a joint initiative between Concurrences Review and the George Washington University Law School, in the Best Academic, Mergers category for his article “A Hedgehog in Fox’s Clothing? The Misapplication of GUPPI Analysis." Jan is an active member of the ABA’s Antitrust Section and currently serves as an Editor for the Antitrust Law Journal, a leading publication for antitrust law, policy, and economics that is widely read by the antitrust bar.