Krisztian Katona is Vice President of Global Competition and Regulatory Policy at the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) in Washington, DC. In that role, he represents CCIA and advises industry on domestic and international antitrust and competition, technology, and regulatory issues. Krisztian has more than seventeen years of experience, including serving at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as Counsel for International Antitrust responsible for multilateral antitrust affairs and cooperation with Europe and Brazil. In 2019, he served as a senior FTC advisor at CADE, the Brazilian antitrust agency. In addition, he served as an attorney in the FTC’s Technology Enforcement Division, investigating and litigating potential violations of the antitrust laws in high-technology markets. Previously, he worked on antitrust and competition matters in the Washington, DC office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, focusing on international mergers and investigations of alleged anticompetitive conduct and civil litigation.
Krisztian holds law degrees from the University of Virginia School of Law, the University of Konstanz (Germany), Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (France), and ELTE University (Hungary). Currently, he is pursuing an S.J.D. at the George Washington University Law School, where his doctoral work and dissertation focus on international merger control and enforcement cooperation under the supervision of former FTC Chairman William E. Kovacic.
Krisztian is admitted to the bars of the State of New York and the U.S. Supreme Court, and is a non-practicing Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He currently serves as Committee Operations Co-Chair of the ABA Antitrust Law Section, having previously served as co-chair of the Section’s International Committee. A frequent speaker and author on international competition, technology, and regulatory issues, he is a Senior Fellow at the Queen Mary University of London as well as a Senior Fellow of the Excellence in Government leadership program. In 2016 and 2020, Global Competition Review named Krisztian one of the top 40 competition lawyers under the age of 40 worldwide.