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Brian O’Dea is an attorney advisor to Commissioner Terrell McSweeny at the Federal Trade Commission. In this role, he provides counsel on investigations, enforcement proceedings, and policy issues related to competition. Brian previously served as an attorney in the Mergers I Division of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition. He also spent several years in private practice, where he worked on both mergers and conduct matters. Before attending law school, Brian was a senior consultant for an economic consulting firm, where he provided economic analysis for filings in antitrust and complex corporate litigation cases.

Data, Innovation, and Potential Competition in Digital Markets – Looking Beyond Short-Term Price Effects in Merger Analysis