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Mark D. Whitener

Mark Whitener is Senior Counsel, Competition Law & Policy for General Electric Company, based in Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining GE, Mark was Deputy Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition, where he was responsible for a variety of antitrust enforcement and policy initiatives and helped develop federal antitrust guidelines for mergers, intellectual property, heath care, and international enforcement. While at the FTC, Mark participated in technical assistance programs in several countries in Central and Eastern Europe and in Latin America. He received the FTC's Distinguished Service Award in 1997.

A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and Washington University, Mark spent several years in private practice in Washington and London prior to joining the FTC. He has written and spoken on a wide range of antitrust issues, including testimony before Congress and presentations to the Antitrust Modernization Commission and other policy hearings. Mark is Editorial Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section's Antitrust Magazine.