Koren W.Wong-Ervin


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Koren Wong-Ervin has nearly 20 years of experience in government, private practice, and as in-house counsel, including representing defendants and plaintiffs in high-stakes litigations and representing companies in domestic and foreign merger and conduct investigations. While at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Koren served as an Attorney Advisor to a Commissioner and as Counsel for Intellectual Property & International Antitrust. She is a recognized thought leader who has testified before Congress on domestic and international antitrust issues.

The combination of Koren's experience representing defendants, along with her experience at the FTC and as a former plaintiffs class action lawyer, gives her insights into the thinking on both sides of cases, allowing her to develop effective offensive and defensive strategies. Her in-house experience as the Director of Antitrust Litigation & Policy at a major technology company gives her a first-hand understanding of how companies work and unique insight into the needs of clients. Koren also has a deep understanding of economics and has trained more than 500 foreign judges and enforcers on a variety of economic topics.

Koren's scholarship has been cited by courts and the Department of Justice (DOJ). She has authored more than 70 articles and spoken at more than 300 domestic and international events.

Since 2009, Koren has held numerous leadership positions within the ABA Antitrust Section, currently serving as a member of the Section's governing council. Her prior positions include co-chair of the U.S. Policy & Comments Task Force and editorial board member of the Section's two-volume Antitrust Law Developments treatise. She is also a senior researcher at George Washington University's Institute of Public Policy.

Autres publications

  • March 1, 2024
    Antitrust Antidote: December 2023-February 2024, Network Law Review

Publications Prior to Jones Day

December 2022
The FTC's New Unfair Methods of Competition Policy Statement: To What Extent Will the Approach Survive in Court?, Competition Policy International

December 2022
Acquisitions of Potential Competitors: The U.S. Approach and Calls for Reform, Competition Law and Policy Debate

October 21, 2021
Extraterritoriality: Approaches Around the World and Model Analysis, Concurrences Eleanor M. Fox Liber Amicorum

May 21, 2020
Challenging Consummated Mergers Under Section 2, Competition Policy International

May 14, 2020
AmEx: Beyond Transaction Platforms and Section 1, Competition Policy International

May 6, 2020
The Risk of Radicalism: Exacerbating Harms from Type I Errors, Competition Policy International

January 26, 2020
Assessing Monopoly Power or Dominance in Platform Markets, ABA Antitrust Section Economics Committee Newsletter

January 22, 2020
U.S. Vertical Merger Guidelines: Recommendations and Thoughts on EDM and Merger Specificity, Competition Policy International

Fall 2019
Antitrust Analysis Involving Intellectual Property and Standards: Implications from Economics, Harv. J.L. & Tech, Winner 2019 Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards

Spring 2019
The 2018 FTC Hearings on IP & Innovation: Key Testimony, Economic Learnings, and Recommendations for Further Study, Antitrust Magazine

February 2019
Antitrust Analysis of Vertical Mergers: Recent Developments and Economic Teachings, The Antitrust Source

October 31, 2018
Recommendations Following the FTC's October Hearings on IP and Innovation, Competition Policy International

November 19, 2017
The Department of Justice's Long-Awaited and Much Needed Course-Correction on FRAND-Assured Standard-Essential Patents, coauthor, Competition Policy International

Methodologies for Calculating FRAND Damages: An Economic and Comparative Analysis of the Case Law from China, the European Union, India, and the United States, coauthor, Jindal Global L. Rev. 8 127

April 2017
A Comparative and Economic Analysis of the U.S. FTC's Complaint and the Korea FTC's Decision Against Qualcomm, coauthor, Competition Policy International

Portfolio Licensing at the End-User Device Level: Analyzing Refusals to License FRAND-Assured Standard-Essential Patents at the Component Level, coauthor, 62 Antitrust Bull.

Standard-Essential Patents and Market Power, coauthor, World Competition Day

December 2016
Extra-Jurisdictional Remedies Involving Patent Licensing, coauthor, Competition Policy International

December 14, 2015
Product Hopping and the Limits of Antitrust: The Danger of Micromanaging Innovation, coauthor, Competition Policy International Antitrust Chronicle, Vol. 12, No. 1

October 8-10, 2014
Methodologies for Calculating FRAND Royalty Rates and Damages: An Analysis of Existing Case Law, Parts 1-3, coauthor, Law360

  • April 9, 2024
    Controlling power and conduct by antitrust in a digital/AI world, Antitrust in the Digital Economy, GCR Live
  • February 23, 2024
    Antitrust and Privacy, George Mason Law Review 27th Annual Antitrust Symposium
  • February 21-25, 2022
    25 Years of Antitrust, George Mason Law Review 25th Annual Antitrust Symposium

Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day

July 10, 2023
Noncompete Bans, Partial Bans, and Reasonableness, ABA Antitrust Section

March 29, 2023
Not Your Average SEP and FRAND Panel, 71st Annual ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting

February 27, 2023
A Biden Administration Antitrust Midterm Report Card, TPI Antitrust Conference

December 8, 2022
Competition in Labor Markets: What Antitrust Has to Do with That?, Concurrences, Global Antitrust Economics Conference

September 16, 2022
Fireside Chat with FTC Chair Lina Khan, Fordham Competition Law Institute's 49th Annual Conference on International Antitrust Law & Policy

April 8, 2022
Antitrust and SEPs: What's Next?, 70th Annual ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting

September 8, 2020
Challenging Consummated Mergers Under Section 2, Concurrences

June 4, 2020
The concept of potential competition, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Roundtable

June 6, 2019
Licensing of IP Rights & Competition Law, OECD

June 29, 2017
Recent Trends in International Antitrust Enforcement, Testimony before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary

August 19, 2015
Testimony before the Commonwealth of Virginia Certificate of Public Need (COPN) Workgroup

March 28, 2014
Retreat from Trinko?, 62nd Annual ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting