Former O’Melveny Partner Edward Hassi Named Chief Trial Counsel for the FTC

February 14, 2011



Piper Hall
O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Julie Fei
O'Melveny & Myers LLP


WASHINGTON, DC ─ FEBRUARY 14, 2011 ─ O’Melveny & Myers LLP is pleased to announce that former partner Edward D. Hassi has been named Chief Litigation Counsel for the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Bureau of Competition, effective today. In this capacity he will serve as lead trial counsel for the agency as it works to champion consumer protection.


Hassi joined O'Melveny as counsel in 2005 and was named partner in 2008. As a member of O'Melveny's Securities Litigation and Antitrust and Competition Practice Groups, Hassi developed extensive experience litigating and trying a broad range of complex commercial matters. He represented clients in a variety of industries and counseled them in all phases of securities, antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, and general commercial litigation. Prior to joining O’Melveny, Hassi served as an officer in the US Navy for eight years. 


In the press release announcing the appointment, FTC Bureau of Competition Director Richard Feinstein said, "We are delighted to have Ted join the Bureau as Chief Litigation Counsel. His experience will serve us well in both leading cases and helping to develop the skills of our trial attorneys."


"Ted joins a long and distinguished line of O’Melveny lawyers who have assumed important roles in the public sector," said Richard Parker, co-chair of O'Melveny's Antitrust and Competition Practice.  "We will certainly miss him, but we applaud his appointment to this prestigious post, which is a recognition of his talent and experience."


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