Henry Su has more than 20 years of experience litigating disputes involving antitrust, intellectual property, and technology. His background includes more than six years with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) providing counsel and representation in matters involving government agencies and government relations.
Henry focuses on the factual, legal, and economic details that matter, while never losing sight of the big picture and his clients’ business objectives. He gives each legal problem his personal attention and commitment and takes into account the interests and concerns of all stakeholders. He brings his project management skills to bear, ensuring that each task or assignment is completed properly, timely, and cost-effectively.
During his tenure at the FTC, Henry held several senior positions within the agency. From 2013 to 2015 and for part of 2017, he was a trial lawyer in the Bureau of Competition’s Litigation Group, a specialized unit responsible for litigating anticompetitive merger and conduct cases brought by the FTC. From 2011 to 2013, Henry served as a competition advisor to Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch, providing counsel on antitrust matters and issues calling for Commission vote or input and assisting Commissioner Rosch with the preparation of speeches, interviews, testimony, and other remarks on a broad range of topics pertaining to antitrust, litigation practice, and agency decision-making.
Henry reprised his role as a competition advisor from 2015 to 2017, working for Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. As a member of Chairwoman Ramirez’s office, he took on additional responsibilities in helping her guide and manage the work of the agency, which included, notably, the Commission’s issuance of updated Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property (2017) and revised Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation (2017) (both jointly with the U.S. Department of Justice); Statement of Enforcement Principles Regarding “Unfair Methods of Competition” under Section 5 of the FTC Act (2015); and reports on The Sharing Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants & Regulators (2016) and Patent Assertion Entity Activity: An FTC Study (2016).
Before entering public service, Henry practiced with several law firms in Virginia and California. He got his start as a trial lawyer litigating civil and criminal cases in the Eastern District of Virginia, the original “Rocket Docket.” His experience with antitrust, intellectual property, and technology cases led him to Silicon Valley, where he spent 10 years litigating patent infringement and antitrust cases and providing related counseling and strategic advice to a broad range of clients in the software, hardware, semiconductor, internet, network communications, medical device, and biotechnology industries. His time spent working with companies, entrepreneurs, and investors in Silicon Valley coupled with the time he spent working with enforcers, regulators, and policymakers in D.C. provides Henry with a unique appreciation of, and deep insight into, the intersection of business, tech, and government interests.