Robert Davis was at the FTC between 2001 and 2012. He was an attorney advisor for Commissioner and later Chairman Leibowitz since September of 2006, focusing on competition issues relating to intellectual property, computer technology, information services and communications, international antitrust, and energy. The matters on which he has advised the Chairman include the Google/DoubleClick and Google/AdMob deals and the Commission’s investigation and case involving Intel. Rob also worked with Commission staff and advised the Chairman regarding the recent update of the Horizontal Merger Guidelines.
Prior to advising the Chairman, Rob was a staff attorney in the Anticompetitive Practices Division of the Bureau of Competition and also worked for the Bureau of Competition’s Litigation Director. While in Anticompetitive Practices his work focused largely on standard-setting cases and on cases involving computer technology, state regulation, and the state action defense. Rob was one of the investigators and trial attorneys in the Commission’s investigation of and case against Rambus. Before joining the FTC, Rob taught economics at Seattle University and the University of Washington. Prior to that Rob was an associate at Crowell & Moring in Washington, D.C.
Rob received his J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.S. in economics from the State University of N.Y. at Albany. Rob also has an M.A. in economics from the University of Washington, focusing on industrial organization and international trade.