As counsel in Foley Hoag's Business Department, Austin Ownbey focuses his practice on representing and counseling clients on a range of antitrust issues, including the review of mergers and other enforcement matters before competition agencies in the US, EU, and around the world. He regularly represents clients before the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), State Attorneys General (AGs) and various foreign antitrust enforcement agencies. Austin frequently counsels clients through the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) merger review process and other merger control filings. He has worked with clients across a broad array of industries including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, financial services, cannabis, and energy. Austin was previously a staff attorney at the FTC, where he focused on merger and conduct investigations, as well as consumer protection litigation. Following graduation from law school, Austin was a Dean's Fellow in the California Attorney General's Antitrust Law Section.