Portrait of

Government Experience

  • U.S. Federal Trade Commission—Attorney Advisor on Antitrust and Competition Policy (2010-2015)


  • 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.


  • California
  • District of Columbia
Lisa Kimmel, Senior Counsel Washington, D.C.
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 antitrust counseling, investigations, and litigation and focuses on the technology and health care sectors.

Lisa joins Crowell & Moring 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 has represented clients in a broad range of industries on antitrust matters, including civil litigation and merger and non-merger investigations before the United States Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, and foreign enforcement agencies. Lisa also regularly counseled clients on a variety of issues including joint ventures and patent licensing agreements. 

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.


Admitted to practice: California, District of Columbia

Highlights, News & Knowledge

Speeches & Presentations

  • "The FTC's PAE Study: What Have We Learned?" ABA Section of Antitrust Law Webinar, Washington, D.C. (October 18, 2016). Moderator: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "IP Issues at the FTC," The Computer & Communications Industry Association, National Press Club, Washington, D.C. (October 6, 2016). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Government and Private Sector Antitrust and Enforcement Practices: How Do They Differ?" ABA Section of Antitrust Law, Washington, D.C. (July 21, 2016). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • “A View from the USA,” Competition Law Without Frontiers: Review of Global Developments, Advanced EU Competition Law, London Conference, London, UK (May 9, 2016). Keynote Remarks: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "FRAND Obligations and Royalty Payments," GCR Live Third Annual IP & Antitrust USA, Washington, D.C. (April 20, 2016). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "What Every Tech Trade Association Needs to Know About Antitrust," Antitrust Section Trade Association and Media & Technology Committees Brown Bag Lunch, American Bar Association, Washington, D.C. (December 8, 2015). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "The 1995 Antitrust Licensing Guidelines Twenty Years Later: A Discussion With Agency Leadership,” American Bar Association Antitrust Section Networking Event, Washington, D.C. (December 2, 2015). Moderator: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Washington Perspectives on Healthcare Consolidation: Practitioners Panel," Credit Suisse Healthcare Symposium (December 1, 2015). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Econometrics or Just a Con? Uses and Abuses of Data and Statistics in Competition Cases," Los Angeles County Bar Association, Los Angeles, CA (May 12, 2015). Presenter: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "The Meaning of a ‘Willing Licensee,'" Antitrust Section Intellectual Property Committee Brown Bag Lunch, American Bar Association, Washington, D.C. (May 7, 2015). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "The Standards-Patents-Innovation Intersection: Interesting Times Ahead," IEEE Wireless Networking & Communications (March 10, 2015). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Antitrust & Competition," Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, Third Annual Policy Retreat (February 20, 2015). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Patent Commitments Outside of Standard-Setting Organizations," Antitrust Section Intellectual Property Committee Brown Bag Lunch, American Bar Association (December 13, 2014). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Antitrust Analysis in Digital Platform Markets: Just One Side of the Story?" American Bar Association, Antitrust Section Unilateral Conduct and Mergers & Acquisitions Committee Brown Bag Lunch Panel (May 8, 2014). Moderator: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Patents & Innovation," Fordham Law School IP Summit (November 19, 2013). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Patents and IT – What Needs Fixing?" Technology Policy Institute, Aspen Forum (August 19, 2013). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Patent Trolls: Greasing the Wheels or Grinding the Gears?" George Mason Law & Economics Center Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy Briefing (July 13, 2013). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Competition Law and Patent Assertion Entities," American Antitrust Institute (June 20, 2013). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Patent Assertion Entities and Antitrust: The FTC/DOJ Inquiry and Underlying Legal Policy Issues," Washington Legal Foundation (May 30, 2013). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "The Basics of Abuse of Dominance in Japan and Korea," Antitrust Section Unilateral Conduct Committee Brown Bag Lunch Panel, American Bar Association (November 28, 2012). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.


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