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Lisa Kimmel, Ph.D.

Senior Counsel

lkimmel@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2749
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Lisa Kimmel is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring's Antitrust 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 earned her J.D. and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. She 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.

Education

  • 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.

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: California, District of Columbia

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"District Court Decision In FTC v. Qualcomm Spawns Controversy: Four Issues To Watch On Appeal," IP Litigator (July/August 2019). Authors: John S. Gibson, Mark A. Klapow, and Lisa Kimmel, Ph.D.
Publication
FTC Facing Qualcomm Alone Ase Trump Admin. Turns On Case Law360 (July 17, 2019)
In the News
"District Court Decision in FTC v. Qualcomm Spawns Controversy: Four Issues to Watch on Appeal," Antitrust Law Alert (June 3, 2019). Contacts: Lisa Kimmel, Ph.D., John S. Gibson, Mark A. Klapow, Wm. Randolph Smith, Jeane A. Thomas, CIPP/E, Akhil Sheth, Kate M. Watkins
Client Alert/Newsletter
Ruling In FTC's Qualcomm Case Could Upend SEP Licensing Law360 (May 22, 2019)
In the News
Qualcomm Case: A Prelude to More Interagency Clashes? FTCWatch (May 20, 2019)
In the News
DOJ Urges Caution If FTC's Qualcomm Case Brings Remedies Law360 (May 3, 2019)
In the News
What's At Stake In The Apple, Qualcomm Antitrust Trial Law360 (April 11, 2019)
In the News
“Antitrust IP: The Dark Side of the Moon” 2019 ABA 67th Annual Antitrust Law Spring Meeting, Washington, D.C. (March 27, 2019). Presenter: Lisa Kimmel, Ph.D.
Speech/Presentation
The Political Realities of Warren’s Tech Breakup Plan The Information (March 8, 2019)
In the News
FTC Pulls From Old Playbook, Signals Newly Aggressive Approach to Tech The Information (March 1, 2019)
In the News

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