As an antitrust expert, Sally Hubbard specializes in tech platforms, competition and privacy. Sally recently joined the Open Markets Institute as Director of Enforcement Strategy.
Previously, Sally lead The Capitol Forum’s investigative coverage of monopolization issues, where her expertise in antitrust and tech giants, including Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, yielded predictive analysis of regulatory outcomes. She also applied 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 and at the OECD on the topic.
Sally is a Washington Bytes contributor for Forbes.com and has been published in The New York Times, CNN Business, Huffington Post, Slate, Competition Policy International, and more. She has been quoted in a wide range of news outlets and has appeared as a TV guest commentator on BBC World News, CTV, and Bloomberg TV.
Sally holds a Bachelor of Arts from The College of William and Mary and a law degree from New York University School of Law.