O’Melveny Welcomes Back FTC Chief Trial Counsel Ted Hassi


 Julie Fei  Piper Hall
 O’Melveny & Myers LLP          O’Melveny & Myers LLP
 213.430.7792  202.220.5022
 jfei@omm.com    phall@omm.com

WASHINGTON, DC ─ AUGUST 18, 2014 ─ O’Melveny & Myers LLP is pleased to announce that Edward “Ted” D. Hassi, the former Chief Trial Counsel for the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, has returned as a partner in the Antitrust and Competition Practice Group. He will reside in the Firm’s Washington, DC, office.

An O’Melveny litigator since 2005, Hassi left the Firm in 2011 to champion antitrust enforcement at the FTC. In this position, Hassi led the Commission’s litigation efforts in matters that were or were likely to be tried. Under his leadership, the Commission excelled in federal and administrative court litigations as well as in investigations involving mergers, anticompetitive practices, and patent antitrust investigations. He oversaw litigation training efforts, organized joint programs for the FTC and Department of Justice, and regularly trained lawyers on taking depositions, working with experts, and conducting direct and cross examination.

“Ted has deep knowledge of the FTC’s policies, priorities, and processes,” said Richard Parker, Chair of the Firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice. “Combining that with his extensive legal and courtroom experience, both in private practice and for the government, he brings a unique set of skills to O’Melveny’s clients. We are thrilled to welcome back a lawyer of his caliber after serving the government at the highest levels.”

While at O’Melveny, Hassi developed extensive experience litigating a broad range of complex commercial matters. He represented clients in a variety of industries from technology to sports to finance and counseled them in all phases of securities, antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, and general commercial litigation. Before working in law, Hassi served as an officer and pilot in the US Navy for eight years.

“Having the opportunity to once again work with such a talented group of lawyers as those at O’Melveny is incredibly gratifying,” Hassi said. “I look forward to applying what I’ve learned at the FTC to help our clients successfully execute their strategic business plans.”

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