Randolph W. Tritell has been named as the Federal Trade Commission’s Assistant Director for International Antitrust, effective immediately. Tritell, formerly of the law firm of Weil, Gotshal and Manges, LLP, served as Resident Partner in the firm’s Brussels Office from 1992 until 1998. Previously, he was with the firm’s Trade Regulation Department in New York, practicing antitrust, advertising and marketing and international trade law.
Before entering private practice, Tritell worked at the FTC, serving in a variety of capacities, including Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Attorney Advisor to a Commissioner and Assistant to the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection.
In his capacity as the Bureau of Competition’s Assistant Director for International Antitrust, Tritell will coordinate the Federal Trade Commission’s involvement in multilateral arenas such as the OECD (Organization for Cooperation and Economic Development), the WTO (World Trade Organization), and NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), continue the agency’s bilateral antitrust cooperation initiatives, and provide support on mergers and other law enforcement actions with an international dimension.
Tritell has taught FTC Law at the New York University School of Law and antitrust law at Ohio Legal Center Institute. He is the author of numerous articles on domestic and international antitrust law.
Tritell earned a B.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he was Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review.
Tritell is married to the former Harriet Queller. They have two children, Jordan, aged six, and Alexander, aged four, and reside in Bethesda, Maryland.
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