Gail Levine

Business Steering Committee

Gail Levine is Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intellectual Property and Public Policy at Verizon Communications Inc. She is responsible for shaping the company’s patent policy program, leading its Federal Trade Commission initiatives, and coordinating its advocacy on the Internet of Things. Until 2011, Gail handled antitrust and patent issues as assistant general counsel at Verizon. Before joining Verizon, Gail was an attorney advisor to Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras. She advised the Chairman on antitrust and intellectual property issues. Before joining the Chairman’s office, Gail was the FTC’s Deputy Assistant General Counsel. She was a significant contributor to the 2003 FTC report on intellectual property and innovation, and she co-authored many other FTC reports on antitrust and high-tech issues. Gail chaired the intellectual property working group of the ABA Antitrust Section’s 2012 Transition Task Force, which offered recommendations to the Obama administration on antitrust and consumer protection issues. Gail serves on the Council of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association. Gail has co-chaired the Communications & Digital Technology Industries Committee of the ABA’s Antitrust Section, served on the ABA’s Federal Pleading Task Force, and edited the ABA’s 2007 handbook on antitrust and intellectual property. Before joining the FTC, Ms. Levine was a trial lawyer in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Ms. Levine clerked for Judge Royce C. Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and Judge Patrick E. Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

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