William E. Kovacic

George Washington University

    William E. Kovacic is Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy; Professor of Law; Director of the Competition Law Center at the George Washington University. Before joining the Law School in 1999, William Kovacic was the George Mason University Foundation Professor at the George Mason University School of Law. From January 2006 to October 2011, he was member of the Federal Trade Commission and chaired the agency from March 2008 to March 2009. He was the FTC’s General Counsel from June 2001 to December 2004. In 2011, he received the FTC’s Miles W. Kirkpatrick Award for Lifetime Achievement. Since August 2013, Kovacic has served as a Non-Executive Director with the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority. From January 2009 to September 2011, he was Vice-Chair for Outreach for the ICN. He has advised many countries and international organizations on antitrust, consumer protection, government contracts, and the design of regulatory institutions and he has published extensively on these issues.He is co-editor (with Ariel Ezrachi) of the Journal of Antitrust Enforcement.