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Daniel  Zach

Daniel Zach

Federal Trade Commission
Deputy Assistant Director, Mergers I Division
Washington, DC, USA

Daniel Zach is a Deputy Assistant Director in the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission and supervises the Bureau’s Mergers I Division.  He received his B.A. in Government and Economics from the University of Notre Dame, and his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.  Mr. Zach joined the Commission in 2006.

As Deputy Assistant Director, Mr. Zach oversees the Commission’s merger enforcement program in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer healthcare products and services industries, as well as a number of other sectors, including scientific instruments, internet, advertising, and defense.  During his tenure as Deputy Assistant Director, Mr. Zach has overseen enforcement actions in a number of industries, including pharmaceuticals (Actavis/Warner Chilcott, Mylan/Agila, Forest/Actavis, Akorn/VersaPharm, GSK/Novartis, and Sun/Ranbaxy); medical devices (Zimmer/Biomet); life sciences products (Corning/Becton Dickinson, Thermo Fisher/Life Technologies); aircraft engines (GE/Avio); and cement (Holcim/Lafarge).

Mr. Zach has extensive litigation experience.  In addition to leading and supervising the litigation efforts of Mergers I in federal and administrative courts, Mr. Zach has led and been a member of several trial teams outside of his division.  The list of cases Mr. Zach has litigated includes Advocate, Steris, Omnicare, Rockford, ProMedica, Inova, and Equitable.  Mr. Zach also tried more than a dozen cases as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia.  Prior to joining the FTC, Mr. Zach worked at Dewey Ballantine LLP in New York as an M&A corporate attorney.


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