Vice President & Associate General Counsel
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.