Jan Rybnicek

Jan is a partner in Freshfields antitrust, competition and trade group, based in Washington, DC.

Jan represents clients on a range of antitrust issues relating to the US merger control and review process, multijurisdictional merger control, joint ventures, civil antitrust litigation, and investigations before the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Prior to rejoining Freshfields in 2015, Jan served as an attorney adviser to former Commissioner Joshua D. Wright of the FTC. Jan advised Commissioner Wright on a range of competition and consumer protection issues, including providing merger and conduct enforcement recommendations, developing legislation and policy initiatives with Congress, and drafting formal statements, policy speeches, and Congressional testimony.

Jan has published several articles on antitrust law and policy. Jan was awarded the 2019 Antitrust Writing Award, a joint initiative between Concurrences Review and the George Washington University Law School, in the Best Business Article, General category for "Hipster Antitrust Meets Public Choice Economics: The Consumer Welfare Standard, Rule of Law, and Rent Seeking." Jan also was award the 2017 Antitrust Writing Award in the Best Academic Article, Mergers category for his article “A Hedgehog in Fox’s Clothing? The Misapplication of GUPPI Analysis.”

Jan is an Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow at the Global Antitrust Institute at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, where he teaches courses in antitrust law and economics. Jan is an active member of the ABA’s Antitrust Section and currently serves as an Editor for the Antitrust Law Journal, a leading publication for antitrust law, policy, and economics that is widely read by the antitrust bar.

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