February 1, 2024

Former Munger, Tolles & Olson Partner Kyle Mach Appointed Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition

Former Munger, Tolles & Olson Partner Kyle Mach has been appointed to serve as a deputy director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition (FTC). Mr. Mach joins a long list of attorneys who have either served in high ranking government positions and judgeships after practicing at MTO, or who have joined the firm following government service.

“We are thrilled for Kyle and deeply support his decision to serve the country as deputy director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition,” said Firm Chair Brad Brian. “As a firm, we are incredibly proud of our track record producing and recruiting lawyers who have chosen to devote significant parts of their careers to public service. This is a tremendous opportunity for Kyle and is a testament to both his exceptional skills and our firm’s national antitrust practice.”

In this role, Mr. Mach will be part of the leadership team supervising approximately 375 attorneys and other professionals in enforcing the nation’s antitrust laws.

As a seasoned trial attorney at MTO, Mr. Mach focused his practice on antitrust litigation, including many high-profile matters and jury trials. He played a key role on the trial team in Steves & Sons v. JELD-WEN, which secured Steves & Sons the first ever divestiture remedy awarded a private plaintiff under Section 7 of the Clayton Act.

Mr. Mach was also called upon for antitrust counseling and advice concerning regulatory inquiries, business transactions and other issues during his tenure at MTO. For example, he led an antitrust team advising Intel Corporation in its agreement to sell its NAND flash memory solid state drive and wafer businesses to SK Hynix, a South Korean semiconductor manufacturer, for $9 billion.

Prior to joining MTO, Mr. Mach was associated with Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City and was a law clerk to the Honorable Ronald M. Gould on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Seattle.

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