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Melanie Sabo

Federal Trade Commission
Assistant Director, Anticompetitive Practices Division
Washington,, DC, USA


Melanie Sabo joined the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition as Assistant Director of the Anticompetitive Practices Division in November 2007. Ms. Sabo previously was a partner in the Antitrust Law & Trade Regulation Practice Group at K&L Gates. She has worked for the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice, served as Counsel to the Antitrust Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and clerked for the Honorable William J. Castagna, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Ms. Sabo is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, and a member of the Michigan Chapter of The Order of the Coif.  She received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University. Ms. Sabo spent several years working as a Biomedical Engineer for Johnson & Johnson, before attending law school.

In her current position, Ms. Sabo manages a staff of 35 lawyers and legal assistants. Her responsibilities include all aspects of investigating leads, managing cases, negotiating consent decrees, and litigation of matters involving:

  • Monopolization and Monopoly Maintenance
  • Exclusive Dealing
  • Horizontal Restraints
  • Invitations to Collude
  • Standard Setting Organizations
  • Section 5 of the FTC Act
  • Exemptions and Immunities


Key cases include:

  • In the Matter of McWane, Inc., Docket No. 9351 (January 4, 2012)
  • In the Matter of the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners, Docket No. 9343 (December 2, 2011)
  • In the Matter of Intel Corporation, Docket No. 9341 (October 29, 2010)
  • In the Matter of RealComp II, Ltd., Docket No. 9320 (October 30, 2009)
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