Robert Mahini is currently a Policy Counsel at Google, Inc. working on consumer protection and competition issues. Previously, he was an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission from 2005-2012. He worked in the FTC's Office of the General Counsel on regulatory, legislative, and litigation matters, including on privacy issues such as email spam. Since 2009, he has taught Government Law at The George Washington University Law School.
Before his time at the FTC, Robert 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 and other regulatory issues, as well as litigation matters.