The world of antitrust and consumer protection law is made up of fascinating people, including Rahul Rao, the newest Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition. How did he go from Big Law associate, to stay-at-home dad, to the Washington state AG’s office, and now the FTC? Hosts Alicia Downey and Jeny Maier talk with Deputy Director Rao about his unique career path from private practice to government service, his past and current enforcement priorities, and his advice for up and coming practitioners. Listen to this episode to learn about one lawyer’s pathway to a rewarding career in public service.
Rahul Rao, Deputy Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission
Washington State Attorney General’s Office, No-Poach Initiative Report
Press Release, Washington State Attorney General’s Office, “Lasting impact: Study finds AG Ferguson’s no-poach initiative boosted income for low-wage workers nationwide”
Alicia L. Downey, Downey Law LLC and Jeny Maier, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP