Professorial Lecturer in Law
Since 2009, Robert Mahini has taught Government Law at GW Law and has published articles on the laws and regulations unique to government attorneys.
He is currently a Senior Competition Counsel at Google and previously worked at Google as a policy counsel on privacy, competition, consumer protection, and patent policy issues. Before Google, Mr. Mahini was a senior attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, where he has worked from 2005-2012. He worked in the FTC's Office of the General Counsel on regulatory, legislative, and litigation matters, and also worked in the Bureau of Consumer Protection's Division of Financial Practices on detail. Mr. Mahini's FTC experience included work on privacy, competition, financial practices, advertising, and other issues.
Before his time at the FTC, Mr. Mahini clerked for then-Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He also worked as an Associate at the law firms of Hogan & Hartson LLP and Dow, Lohnes & Albertson PLLC, focusing on communications law, government contracts, and other regulatory issues, as well as litigation matters.