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Lisa Kimmel, Ph.D.

Senior Counsel

Lisa Kimmel is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring's Antitrust & Competition Group. She resides in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Lisa's practice covers merger and civil nonmerger antitrust investigations and antitrust counseling. Lisa also advocates for clients on competition policy matters before federal and state antitrust agencies, focusing in particular on the technology and digital commerce sectors.

Lisa joined Crowell & Moring in 2015 from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where she worked for nearly five years as an attorney advisor on antitrust and competition policy matters for Commissioner and later, Chairwoman, Edith Ramirez. During her time at the FTC, Lisa advised the chairwoman on antitrust enforcement and policy matters across a broad range of sectors, and was her lead advisor on antitrust enforcement and competition policy matters in the technology sector, including matters related to industry standards and the acquisition or assertion of intellectual property rights. Before joining the FTC, Lisa practiced with the antitrust group at an AmLaw 100 firm, where she worked in the firm's San Francisco and Washington, D.C. offices.

Lisa’s recent private practice experience includes:

  • Representing leading wireless technology company in antitrust litigation related to the licensing of its standard-essential patents.
  • Advising global computer hardware and technology company on antitrust and patent licensing issues associated with the development of industry standards.
  • Assisting national chemical company with the acquisition of divestiture assets in a merger proceeding.
  • Providing online retailer with counseling and advocacy assistance in association with FTC rulemaking.
  • Counseling nationwide consumer products company with regard to FTC antitrust investigation.

Lisa is an active member of the ABA Antitrust Section, where she is vice-chair of the Media & Technology Committee, past editor of the Unilateral Conduct Committee newsletter, and co-editor of a forthcoming revision to the Handbook on Antitrust Aspects of Standard Setting. Lisa is a member of the MLex Antitrust Advisory Board and speaks and writes regularly on antitrust issues involving the technology sector and intellectual property rights.


  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. economics magna cum laude
  • University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. economics
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D.


Admitted to practice: California, District of Columbia

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Antitrust and Competition

State Attorneys General Practice

Product Risk Management

Antitrust Mergers and Acquisitions

Civil Antitrust Litigation

Antitrust Counseling Practice

Health Care Antitrust Practice

Antitrust and Technology

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"FTC Rulemaking vs. Enforcement : A Cost/Benefit Analysis" Rulemaking Authority of the Federal Trade Commission (June 27, 2022). Moderator: Lisa Kimmel.
In Westlaw-ROSS Litigation, Judge Allows ROSS’s Antitrust Case To Move Forward, But Tosses ‘Sham Litigation’ Claim LawSites (April 26, 2022)
Press Coverage
"Dynamic Competition and Public Policy: Reflecting on the Path Forward for Schumpeterian Antitrust," Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Washington, D.C. (April 14, 2022). Speaker: Lisa Kimmel, Ph.D.
"Chapter 12: Antitrust and Intellectual Property Licensing, Wolters Kluwer Licensing Update 2022," PDF (April 2022). Authors: Lisa Kimmel and Eric Fanchiang.
"Intellectual Property & Antitrust," Lexology Getting the Deal Through (March 3, 2022). Contributors: Lisa Kimmel and Eric Fanchiang.
DOJ Revises 2019 Policy Statement On Standard-Essential Patents Global Competition Review (December 8, 2021)
Press Coverage
"Discussion of Non-aligned Interests between Licensors and Licensees in the Context of FRAND Commitments," Global Series 2021 Fall Sessions, FCBA Remote Program (October 26, 2021). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
DOJ Official Says FRAND Licensing Disputes Could Raise Competition Concerns Global Competition Review (September 30, 2021)
Press Coverage
"FTC Rulemaking Pursuant to Biden’s Executive Order and Beyond: What is Settled, Not Settled, and What to Expect Going Forward," Crowell & Moring Webinar (September 1, 2021). Moderator: Alexis Gilman. Speakers: Daniel W. Wolff, Andrew I. Gavil, and Lisa Kimmel, Ph.D.
FTC Chair Khan's Rapid Pace Seen Risking Overreach, Backlash CQ (August 6, 2021)
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