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About Christine Wilson

Christine is a senior advisor in our antitrust, competition and trade practice with more than 25 years of public and private sector experience at the intersection of law, policy and politics. Based in Washington, DC, she counsels senior executives and boards of directors on how to navigate complex and evolving legal and regulatory regimes to achieve their desired business goals.

Most recently, Christine served as a Commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) where she helped shape policies and enforcement actions in the fields of antitrust, consumer privacy and data security and consumer protection. During her tenure, she also testified before the US Congress on several occasions and represented the FTC in bilateral and multilateral discussions abroad.

Before joining the FTC, Christine was a Senior Vice President at Delta Air Lines where she oversaw the carrier’s regulatory and international legal matters. Prior to moving in-house, she was a partner at two international law firms where she worked with clients to achieve regulatory clearance for multi-jurisdictional mergers and to defend businesses in high-stakes investigations.

Her broad sector experience ranges from aircraft and automobiles to veterinary services, video games and virtual reality. She has worked extensively in the highly regulated fields of airlines, healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

After leaving the FTC last year, Christine founded an organization to provide safe housing and comprehensive support services to survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Freshfields provided pro bono services to the organization including corporate formation. She will continue supporting this organization alongside client practice.



  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., cum laude)
  • University of Florida (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa)

Professional Activities

  • Advisor to the US Government in connection with the International Competition Network
  • Co-Founder, The Grapevine (Washington, DC Women’s Network of Competition and Consumer Protection Professionals)
  • Member, Competition Committee, US Counsel for International Business (USCIB)
  • Member, Competition Committee, Business and Industry Advisory Council (BIAC) to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • Editor, Antitrust Law Developments Update, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Task Force on Foreign Investment, Trade Policy, and Sectoral Review, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Research Institute, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association
  • Vice Chair of the Federal Civil Enforcement Committee, Antitrust Section, American Bar Association
  • Special Assistant to James F. Rill, Co-Chair of the International Competition Policy Advisory Committee (ICPAC) (Commissioned by U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno)


  • District of Columbia