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Susan A. Creighton

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C.

Washington, DC, USA

Susan Creighton is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she serves as co-chair of the firm's antitrust practice. Her practice focuses on merger and acquisition reviews by antitrust enforcers, government non-merger investigations, and antitrust counseling and litigation. Susan is a former member of the firm's board of directors, and currently serves on the Policy Committee and the Compensation Committee.

From 2001 through 2005, Susan served at the Federal Trade Commission, including two and a half years as director of the Bureau of Competition. As director, Susan oversaw all of the bureau's enforcement efforts, including merger review, litigation, and policy development. During her tenure, the bureau brought numerous merger challenges, including both consummated mergers and transactions subject to HSR review. She also oversaw many non-merger enforcement actions, and played a significant role in the FTC's amicus briefs and merger review reform initiatives.

Before joining the FTC, Susan was a partner in the firm's Palo Alto office, where she represented numerous high technology companies in antitrust counseling and litigation. She represented Netscape in the government's investigation of Microsoft, and successfully defended a medical device manufacturer at trial against FTC charges of illegal monopolization based on patent misuse.

Prior to joining the firm, she was a law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and to Judge Pamela Ann Rymer.

- J.D., Stanford Law School, 1984
Order of the Coif
- A.B., Harvard University, 1981
Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

- Selected for inclusion in The International Who's Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists 2008
- Named in the 2007, 2008, and 2009 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

- Bar of the District of Columbia
- State Bar of California


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