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Gail Levine

Vice president, IP and public policy, Verizon

Gail Levine is vice president and associate general counsel at Verizon Communications Inc. She is responsible for shaping the company’s patent policy programme, leading its Federal Trade Commission (FTC) initiatives and coordinating advocacy on the Internet of Things. Ms Levine formerly handled antitrust issues at Verizon.

Previously, Ms Levine was an attorney adviser to the chair of the FTC, advising on antitrust and IP issues. Before joining the chair’s office, Ms Levine was the FTC’s deputy assistant general counsel.

Prior to joining the FTC, Ms Levine served in the Civil Division of the US Department of Justice. Ms Levine clerked for Judge Royce Lamberth of the US District Court for the District of Columbia and Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.