ABA Antitrust Fall Forum

American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law

Speaking Engagement | November.16.2017 | 7:30am - 6:00pm (Eastern Standard Time)

The National Press Club

Orrick partner Alex Okuliar will participate in a panel at the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Fall Forum on Thursday, November 16.

Innovation, IP and Disruptive Technologies

In both antitrust and consumer protection, the impact that a merger or potential action by a company will have on innovation frequently arises as a factor agencies will consider when evaluating potential transactions and the conduct of businesses. Topics will include IP rights, consideration of innovation in antitrust analysis, disruptive technologies in consumer protection, and data ownership.


CLE Credits Available: Y



  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Antitrust/Intellectual Property
  • Antitrust Counseling & Compliance
  • Compliance & Regulatory
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Technology Companies Group
  • Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Class Action Defense

Alex Okuliar Partner Antitrust & Competition, Antitrust/Intellectual Property

Washington, D.C.

Alex is an antitrust lawyer, litigator, and former enforcer at both the FTC and DOJ. He has been recognized as "excellent" by Global Competition Review, included in U.S. Merger Control by Legal 500, and designated a Future Leader by GCR and Who's Who Legal.

Alex divides his practice between transactions, counseling, and litigation. From 2012-2015, Alex served as advisor to FTC Commissioner (and current Acting Chair) Maureen Ohlhausen, counseling her on the agency's numerous investigations, enforcement actions, and policies. He also engaged with enforcers outside the United States on key policy issues, including the proper role of antitrust analysis in intellectual property disputes. Earlier, from 2010-2012, Alex was a trial attorney at the DOJ Antitrust Division focused on technology and finance. 

In addition to his government work, Alex has more than a decade of experience in private practice. He has 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. Before law school, Alex co-founded and sold an online technology company.