Maureen Ohlhausen


Baker Botts

Former Acting Chairman, Federal Trade Commission; Partner

Maureen K. Ohlhausen is a partner at Baker Botts and chairs the firm’s antitrust and competition law group.  She served as Acting FTC Chairman and Commissioner for six years, directing consumer protection enforcement, with a particular emphasis on privacy and technology issues. Ohlhausen has published dozens of articles on privacy, regulation, FTC litigation, and telecommunications law issues in prestigious publications and has testified over a dozen times before Congress. She has received numerous awards, including the FTC's Robert Pitofsky Lifetime Achievement Award.

Prior to serving as a Commissioner, Ohlhausen led the FTC's Internet Access Task Force, which produced an influential report analyzing competition and consumer protection issues in the areas of broadband and Internet. She also clerked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.



Contributions by Maureen Ohlhausen

  • Will the Stars Finally Align for a Federal Privacy Law
    Speaker at IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2020 - Canceled
  • Privacy and Antitrust: Regulating a Digital Economy
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2019
  • The FTC in 2017: The View from the Top
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2017
  • Opening Keynotes: FTC Priorities for 2017 and Beyond
    Speaker at Practical Privacy Series 2016
  • The FTC’s Big Data Report: What You Need to Know
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2016
  • Privacy Compliance in a Post-Nomi World
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2016
  • All You Need to Know About the EU–U.S. Privacy Shield Agreement
    Speaker at Privacy. Security. Risk. 2016
  • The Internet of Things for Privacy and Security Professionals
    Speaker at Global Privacy Summit 2016