Molly Askin (MIPA ’03) returned to campus December 7 for the American Antitrust Institute’s Food & Agriculture Competition Roundtable at the University of Wisconsin Law School. She participated on the panel discussion Food Supply Chains: Integration, Globalization, and What it Means for Competition and Stability.
Askin is counsel for international antitrust in the US Federal Trade Commission’s Office of International Affairs, focusing on antitrust law and competition advocacy. She works with international organizations focused on antitrust/competition law, and coordinates the FTC’s participation in the International Competition Network’s advocacy working group and the Inter-American Competition Alliance.
Askin also is responsible for bilateral cooperation and case coordination with competition agencies in countries in western Europe and northern Africa. She teaches investigational skills, effective antitrust analysis, and merger review, working with newer competition agencies in Africa and the Middle East.
Originally from the Milwaukee area, Askin received her bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from UW–Madison and her law degree from Cornell University with a specialization in public law. She began her legal career in private practice, working on antitrust merger, conduct, and cartel cases investigated in the United States and other countries.