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  • Markus Meier is Assistant Director, Health Care Division, FTC Bureau of Competition, managing a staff of more than 30 lawyers and support staff. Mr. Meier leads investigations and litigation involving alleged violations of the antitrust law by pharma companies, hospitals, health plans, physicians and other healthcare professionals. Mr. Meier joined the FTC in 1990 following more than 20 years’ service as an officer in the U.S. Army.
  • Seth Silber (Chair) is a partner in the Washington office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC. His antitrust practice focuses on the pharma and healthcare markets, including pharmaceutical patent settlements, mergers and acquisitions, and anticompetitive conduct. He regularly represents clients before both the FTC and Justice Dept. Mr. Silber was an FTC lawyer from 2000-2006, working at all levels of antitrust and enforcement. During 2004-2006, he served as an advisor to Commissioner (former FTC Chair) Jon Leibowitz, advising on enforcement of anticompetitive conduct and merger cases affecting industries, including healthcare and medical devices.
  • Jeff Brennan is a partner in the Washington office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, focusing on mergers, litigation, government investigations and counseling in healthcare. As Associate Director of the Bureau of Competition, Mr. Brennan directed FTC merger and non-merger investigations and enforcement across healthcare and other industries, with a focus on health care competition. Previously, he headed the FTC's Health Care Services and Products Division, responsible for managing antitrust investigations, litigation, and policy affecting drug and device manufacturers, hospitals, healthcare professionals and group purchasing organizations. He holds the FTC's Award for Distinguished Service, with special recognition for achievements in the healthcare sector and merger analysis.

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