The Federal Trade Commission announced on February 16, 2017 the appointment of Adjunct Professor Alan Devlin as Acting Deputy Director of the Competition Bureau.
B.B.L.S., University College Dublin; LL.M., University of Chicago; J.S.D., University of Chicago; J.D., Stanford
Alan Devlin is a partner at Latham & Watkins. He rejoined the firm in August 2017 after two years at the Federal Trade Commission, where he was Acting Deputy Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition and, previously, Attorney Advisor to Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen. He has also served as a law clerk to the late Hon. Richard D. Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and to the Hon. Amy J. St. Eve of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (now of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit).
Professor Devlin is the author of three books, Reforming Antitrust (Cambridge 2021), Antitrust and Patent Law (Oxford 2016) and Fundamental Principles of Law and Economics (Routledge 2014), and over thirty law-review articles. His third book, Reforming Antitrust, is forthcoming at Cambridge University Press in 2020. His writings appear in the Stanford Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the William & Mary Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and elsewhere.
Professor Devlin received his doctorate in jurisprudence (J.S.D.) from the University of Chicago under the supervision of the Hon. Richard A. Posner. He also holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was Articles Editor for the Stanford Law Review, and a first-class-honors degree in business and legal studies from University College Dublin.