Rob Davis is an experienced antitrust attorney who focuses on competition issues involving associations, transportation, intellectual property, computer technology, and the Internet. Rob has a broad range of experience in competition agency investigations and antitrust litigation, including mergers and conduct cases. Prior to joining Venable, Rob worked at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where he handled a wide range of antitrust cases, including the FTC's investigations of high-profile technology transactions and competition conduct issues. Rob was an attorney advisor to FTC Chairman Leibowitz from 2005 to 2011, advising him on key antitrust investigations, enforcement actions, policy initiatives, and legislative actions.
Prior to joining Chairman Leibowitz's office, he was a staff attorney in the FTC's Bureau of Competition, where he focused on computer and Internet technology, standard-setting, and state regulation.
Rob was an instructor at the University of Washington Economics Department, where he taught macro- and microeconomics, and the Seattle University Albers School of Business, where he taught international trade and finance.