• About Sally

    As an antitrust expert and investigative journalist, Sally Hubbard has forged a successful career specializing in tech platforms, competition and regulatory risk. Currently leading The Capitol Forum’s coverage of monopolization issues, Sally's expertise in antitrust and tech giants, including Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, yields predictive analysis of regulatory outcomes. She also applies her deep understanding of antitrust to the “fake news” phenomenon, analyzing the market structures and business incentives that support fake news. The Federal Trade Commission invited Sally to speak at its 2018 Competition Hearings.

     

    A former Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Bureau of the Office of the New York State Attorney General under the Spitzer, Cuomo and Schneiderman administrations, Sally’s first-hand experience as an antitrust enforcer informs her astute assessments of high profile mergers. In the New York OAG, Sally investigated violations of state and federal antitrust laws from local mergers to nationwide multi-state price-fixing. She was honored with the Louis Leftkowitz Award for her efforts in investigating municipal bond derivative bid-rigging.

     

    Sally has a track record of predicting tech, media and telecom merger outcomes and breaking from the consensus. For example, she was a lone voice immediately forecasting difficulties in the 2014 Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger – views that were confirmed 14 months later when the US Department of Justice Antitrust Division opposed the deal.

     

    Sally also founded and hosts Women Killing It!, a podcast series that interviews career rockstars to find out what has worked for them, how they got where they are today, and what they wish they knew sooner. Combining her two passions of antitrust and feminism, Sally has explored the relationship between consolidated market power and gender inequality. She has spoken in Congress on the topic.

     

    Sally is a Washington Bytes contributor for Forbes.com and has published in The Huffington Post, Slate, Competition Policy International and The Threshold, a publication of the ABA. She or her work has been featured in Vox, Vanity Fair, The The Street, CNN and New York Times, among other outlets.

     

    Sally holds a Bachelor of Arts from The College of William and Mary and a law degree from New York University School of Law.