Gerald A. Stein is an attorney in the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission, Northeast Region, where he investigates and litigates enforcement actions involving merger and anticompetitive conduct matters in a wide variety of industries. Prior to joining the FTC in 2009, Gerald was counsel at the New York office of O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where he was a member of the Firm’s Litigation Department and Antitrust and Competition Group from 2004 to 2009. From 1997 to 2004, Gerald was a senior associate in the Litigation Department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. From 1993 to 1997, Gerald practiced at Bower & Gardner and then Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker.
While in private practice, Gerald represented major corporations in a wide range of antitrust actions, including class actions and multidistrict litigation, involving allegations of anticompetitive and deceptive trade practices. He has broad experience representing clients in state and federal actions.
Gerald is in the leadership of the American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, having held positions as Chair and Vice-Chair of Programs and a member of several task forces. Gerald is on the Executive Committee of the Antitrust Section of the New York State Bar Association, and Chair of the Mergers Committee. Gerald frequently writes and speaks on various issues regarding antitrust law and litigation practice. Gerald also is an Adjunct Lecturer for Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining in Sports, Master’s of Science in Sports Business Degree Program at the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Gerald earned his J.D., cum laude, from Pace University School of Law, where he served on the Pace Law Review, and earned his B.A. from Tufts University.