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Global Senior Advisor, Competition and Regulatory Policy

Rachel Brandenburger is a globally recognized international competition and regulatory policy advisor and global senior advisor, competition and regulatory policy at APCO Worldwide. She works at the interface of business and government. She is a trusted advisor to board and senior executives in businesses and governments around the world and has advised on many high-stakes mergers and acquisitions, investigations, and other strategically important projects across a wide range of industry sectors and countries.

Ms. Brandenburger has an international outlook and experience of living and working in the U.K., Europe, and the U.S. Prior to her role as global senior advisor, competition and regulatory policy at APCO Worldwide, she was special advisor, international to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, based in Washington D.C. (2010-2013), and has also been a partner in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, based in Brussels and London and a senior advisor & foreign legal consultant to Hogan Lovells US LLP, based in New York.

As special advisor, international to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division Ms. Brandenburger advised on over 50 investigations that involved cooperation between the Division and many other antitrust agencies around the world; the formulation of cooperation protocols between the U.S. antitrust agencies and (i) the European Commission (ii) the Chinese antimonopoly agencies and (iii) the Competition Commission of India; Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development and International Competition Network cooperation and transparency initiatives; and the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership proposals. She also participated in many bilateral and multilateral meetings between the leaders of the U.S. antitrust agencies and other agencies around the world.

Ms. Brandenburger is also a visiting research fellow at the University of Oxford’s Institute of European & Comparative Law, University of Oxford, where she created and teaches seminars on the global dimension of competition law and policy. Her recent (co)authored publications include papers on Brexit, the digital economy, foreign investment and competition law and policy developments in China, Germany, and the U.K.

Ms. Brandenburger is a non-governmental advisor to the International Competition Network, a member of the Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute, and the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Antitrust Section. She also holds non-executive board/trustee positions in several organizations in the U.S. and U.K., including the American Friends of the British Council, Equality Now—whose mission is “creating a just world for women and girls”—and the University of Oxford Law Foundation.