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PARTNER MOVES - Gibson Dunn adds former Federal Trade Commission chief of staff Svetlana S. Gans as partner in Washington, D.C., bolstering firm’s consumer protection, privacy and antitrust practices

08 Apr 2022

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Svetlana S. Gans has joined the firm as a partner.  Previously Vice President and Associate General Counsel at the NCTA – The Internet & Television Association and a former Chief of Staff for Acting Federal Trade Commission Chair Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Gans joins the Antitrust and Competition; Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation; and Public Policy Practice Groups at Gibson Dunn.

“Svetlana is a strong addition to the firm,” said Barbara L. Becker, Chair and Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn.  “With her FTC credentials, trade association experience, and industry connections, she will add immediate value to our ability to serve our technology and other sector clients on regulatory, investigative, policy and legislative matters.”

“We are thrilled to have Svetlana on board,” said Ashlie Beringer, Co-Chair of the Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Innovation Practice Group.  “She has the unique experience of serving in both antitrust and consumer protection roles at the FTC and as Chief of Staff to Chair Ohlhausen.  Her mix of FTC experience at different levels of the agency, combined with her focus on digital platform initiatives, will give us added depth in our competition, consumer protection, data privacy and public policy practices.  The timing is perfect as we have seen a sharp increase in demand from our clients in all of these areas, which are rapidly converging.”

“I have long been impressed by Gibson’s leading regulatory and litigation practices, especially in the areas of privacy, consumer protection, and antitrust,” said Gans.  “I’m eager to work alongside my new colleagues on issues of the utmost importance to our clients and deliver exceptional client service.”

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