Government Experience

  • Federal Trade Commission—Attorney Advisor on Antitrust and Competition Policy, Office of the Chairwoman, 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, Ph.D.

Senior Counsel

Lisa Kimmel is a senior counsel in Crowell & Moring's Antitrust & Competition Group. She resides in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Lisa's practice covers merger and civil nonmerger antitrust investigations and antitrust counseling. Lisa also advocates for clients on competition policy matters before federal and state antitrust agencies, focusing in particular on the technology and digital commerce sectors.

Lisa joined Crowell & Moring in 2015 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’s recent private practice experience includes:

  • Representing leading wireless technology company in antitrust litigation related to the licensing of its standard-essential patents.
  • Advising global computer hardware and technology company on antitrust and patent licensing issues associated with the development of industry standards.
  • Assisting national chemical company with the acquisition of divestiture assets in a merger proceeding.
  • Providing online retailer with counseling and advocacy assistance in association with FTC rulemaking.
  • Counseling nationwide consumer products company with regard to FTC antitrust investigation.

Lisa 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. Lisa is a member of the MLex Antitrust Advisory Board and speaks and writes regularly on antitrust issues involving the technology sector and intellectual property rights.


Speeches & Presentations

  • "FTC Rulemaking vs. Enforcement : A Cost/Benefit Analysis" Rulemaking Authority of the Federal Trade Commission (June 27, 2022). Moderator: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Dynamic Competition and Public Policy: Reflecting on the Path Forward for Schumpeterian Antitrust," Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Washington, D.C. (April 14, 2022). Speaker: Lisa Kimmel, Ph.D.
  • "Discussion of Non-aligned Interests between Licensors and Licensees in the Context of FRAND Commitments," Global Series 2021 Fall Sessions, FCBA Remote Program (October 26, 2021). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "FTC Rulemaking Pursuant to Biden’s Executive Order and Beyond: What is Settled, Not Settled, and What to Expect Going Forward," Crowell & Moring Webinar (September 1, 2021). Moderator: Alexis Gilman. Speakers: Daniel W. Wolff, Andrew I. Gavil, and Lisa Kimmel, Ph.D.
  • "Prospects and Choices for Substantive and Institutional Reform," Second Annual Antitrust & Tech Conference: Reinvigorating Antitrust Enforcement in Digital Markets: Issues & Prospects (December 8, 2020). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Antitrust, Patents and Licensing, Oh My!" AIPLA Antitrust Law Annual Meeting: Antitrust, Licensing, Open-Source Program (October 29, 2020). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Who Owns My Data?" ABA Antitrust Law Section Teleconference Panel (November 21, 2019). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • “Antitrust IP: The Dark Side of the Moon” 2019 ABA 67th Annual Antitrust Law Spring Meeting, Washington, D.C. (March 27, 2019). Presenter: Lisa Kimmel, Ph.D.
  • "What in the World? Global IP-Antitrust and Standards Development," AIPLA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (October 25, 2018). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Antitrust and FRAND Enforcement," ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting, Washington, DC (April 11, 2018). Moderator: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Qualcomm," 26th Annual Fordham IP Conference, New York, NY (April 5, 2018). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Occupational Licensing, Antitrust & Innovation," Federalist Society Regulatory Transparency Program, Washington, D.C. (August 9, 2017). Moderator: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Enforcement Actions and Qualcomm: What Do They Mean for Patent Owners and Patent Licensing?" ABA AT-UC Brown Bag (February 28, 2017). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Limitations on Patent Enforcement - A Comparative International Assessment," AAI International Antitrust Roundtable: Critical Issues in Global Antitrust - Comity, Intellectual Property, and Due Process, Washington, D.C. (February 8, 2017). Panelist: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "Standard Essential Patent Dim Sum - A Selection of Tasty IP/Antitrust Issues from the U.S. and Internationally," AIPLA 2017 Mid-Winter Institute, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (February 2, 2017). Presenter: Lisa Kimmel.
  • "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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Firm News & Announcements

May 5, 2021 Crowell & Moring’s Lisa Kimmel Shortlisted by Concurrences and George Washington University’s 2021 Antitrust Writing Awards
February 22, 2019 Crowell & Moring's Antitrust Group Listed as "Highly Recommended" in Global Competition Review's 19th Annual "GCR 100"