Krisztian Katona is Counsel for International Antitrust in the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of International Affairs. In that position, he is responsible for multilateral antitrust affairs and coordinates FTC antitrust enforcement activities with those of European national competition authorities. He has represented the FTC in a number of international fora related to competition policy and law enforcement, including the OECD Competition Committee and the International Competition Network.
Previously, Mr. Katona served as an attorney in the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, investigating and litigating mergers and acquisitions in the health care, consumer goods, and retail industries. Prior to joining the FTC in 2006, he worked on antitrust/competition matters in the Washington, DC office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, focusing on multijurisdictional mergers and investigations of alleged anticompetitive conduct and civil litigation.
Mr. Katona holds law degrees from the University of Virginia School of Law, the University of Konstanz (Germany), Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (France), and ELTE University (Hungary). Currently, he is pursuing an S.J.D. at The George Washington University Law School, where his doctoral work and dissertation focus on international merger control and enforcement cooperation under the supervision of Professor William E. Kovacic.
Mr. Katona is admitted to the bars of the State of New York and the U.S. Supreme Court, and is a non-practicing Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. He serves as Co-Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section’s International Committee, and contributes to a range of ABA publications and programs. In 2015, Global Competition Review named Mr. Katona one of the top 40 competition lawyers under the age of 40 worldwide.
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