Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property, Federal Trade Commision
Suzanne Munck is Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property for the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and Deputy Director of its Office of Policy Planning. Ms. Munck manages all intellectual property issues related to the agency’s policy efforts. She was the lead author of the FTC’s 2016 report on PAE activity, and led the FTC’s 2017 modernization of the FTC/DOJ guidelines for licensing intellectual property. Ms. Munck also has significant litigation experience managing intellectual property issues that arise during the FTC’s enforcement efforts in the ICT and healthcare sectors. She was the lead patent attorney in the FTC’s pay-for-delay action against Cephalon, which resulted in a $1.2B settlement for consumers. In recognition of her work at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property, Ms. Munck has received the Commission’s Paul Rand Dixon and Janet D. Steiger Awards. Before joining the FTC, Ms. Munck was an antitrust and IP litigator in Los Angeles. She received her BA in mathematics from Bryn Mawr College and her JD from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was a managing editor of the Minnesota Law Review.