Svetlana Gans

Vice President & Associate General Counsel

NCTA

Svetlana Gans

Vice President & Associate General Counsel

NCTA

As Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Svetlana advances NCTA’s policy positions on competition, privacy, and advertising issues before federal agencies and Congress. Ms. Gans is a frequent speaker on privacy and antitrust topics, including FTC process and procedures.

Previously, Ms. Gans served as the FTC Chief of Staff under FTC Acting Chairman Ohlhausen. In this role, she oversaw all agency operations, executed strategic initiatives, including regulatory and process reforms, and served as a key advisor on consumer protection and competition policy and enforcement matters. As Chief of Staff, Ms. Gans also served as the Acting Chairman’s liaison on all intergovernmental coordination matters.

Prior to serving as Chief of Staff, Svetlana had the unique experience of serving as an integral member of both litigating bureaus of the Federal Trade Commission: the Bureau of Consumer Protection, where she has investigated and litigated deceptive marketing and advertising cases, and the Bureau of Competition, where she has investigated and litigated merger cases.

Contributions

An Interview with Makan Delrahim, Former Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice Antitrust Division

Makan Delrahim and Svetlana Gans

March 22, 2021

Svetlana S. Gans interviews Makan Delrahim, former Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

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Deep Dive Episode 165 – Fireside Chat on the State of the FTC with Bilal Sayyed

March 3, 2021

Bilal Sayyed and Svetlana Gans discuss the state of the FTC, the challenges facing the agency, and the path ahead in the new administration.

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Fireside Chat with FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips: The House Judiciary Antitrust Staff Report

November 23, 2020

The Regulatory Transparency Project hosted a virtual fireside chat with FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips on the House Judiciary Antitrust Staff Report and its potential ramifications.

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Deep Dive Episode 146 – Fireside Chat with FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips

November 23, 2020

In this live podcast, FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips, Svetlana Gans, and Koren Wong-Ervin discuss the House Judiciary’s recent staff report and its potential ramifications.

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Deep Dive Episode 139 – Implications of Data Portability: A Consumer Protection Tool or Burden?

October 19, 2020

An expert panel discusses the consumer protection and privacy implications of data portability.

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Deep Dive Episode 120 – FTC Rulemaking: Underutilized Tool or National Nanny Renewed?

July 13, 2020

This expert panel examines recent calls for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to engage in substantive rulemaking under the competition and consumer-protection prongs of Section 5 of the FTC Act. How far does FTC statutory authority under 6(g) extend? Is rulemaking appropriate as a matter of policy? How has FTC rulemaking fared in the past and what guideposts should apply?

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FTC Rulemaking: Underutilized Tool or National Nanny Renewed?

July 13, 2020

This expert panel examined recent calls for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to engage in substantive rulemaking under the competition and consumer-protection prongs of Section 5 of the FTC Act. How far does FTC statutory authority under 6(g) extend? Is rulemaking appropriate as a matter of policy? How has FTC rulemaking fared in the past and what guideposts should apply?

FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips gave honorary introductory remarks.

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Deep Dive Episode 119 – FTC Remedial Authority: Powers, Process, and Suggestions for Reform

July 7, 2020

How does the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) calculate consumer injury and civil penalties in consumer protection matters? This live podcast will discuss the FTC’s remedial powers, process, and suggestions for reform, including how the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Liu v. SEC and other cases may impact the FTC going forward.

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FTC Hot Topics with Commissioner Christine Wilson: Regulatory Reform, Privacy, Antitrust, & Beyond

May 21, 2020

On May 18, the Regulatory Transparency Project hosted a virtual fireside chat discussion on the Federal Trade Commission’s regulatory reform efforts, federal privacy legislation, and the future of antitrust law.

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Deep Dive Episode 112 – FTC Hot Topics with Commissioner Christine Wilson: Regulatory Reform, Privacy, Antitrust, & Beyond

May 21, 2020

Please enjoy this recording of our May 18, 2020 fireside chat discussion on the Federal Trade Commission’s regulatory reform efforts, federal privacy legislation, and the future of antitrust law.

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Deep Dive Episode 78 – FTC’s 21st Century Hearings

October 28, 2019

With the conclusion of the Federal Trade Commission’s 21st Century Hearings, the agency is finalizing several reports concerning the state of competition in the US, vertical mergers, the consumer welfare standard, and privacy.

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