Heritage Welcomes Antitrust Expert Mark Meador as Visiting Fellow

Heritage Welcomes Antitrust Expert Mark Meador as Visiting Fellow

Oct 19, 2023 1 min read

WASHINGTON—The Heritage Foundation’s Tech Policy Center today announced the addition of distinguished attorney Mark Meador as a visiting fellow for antitrust and competition policy.  

Meador joins Heritage with extensive experience in antitrust enforcement from his previous roles at the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division. He also worked as a competition policy expert on Capitol Hill and continues to be a leading voice on competition policy as a partner at the boutique antitrust law firm Kressin Meador LLC. 

“I have long admired Heritage as the leading intellectual force of the conservative movement in the United States, so I am thrilled to be joining the foundation as a visiting fellow,” Meador said. “The Tech Policy Center has done groundbreaking work to shine a light on Big Tech’s abuses. I look forward to contributing to those efforts on the competition policy side to protect and promote our free market economy for all Americans.” 

Meador served as deputy chief counsel for antitrust and competition policy for U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee. In this role, Meador helped shape critical antitrust reform bills and provided expert guidance to advance the senator's goal of holding Big Tech accountable to the American people. Prior to his time in the Senate and the Department of Justice, Meador was also an associate in private practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Mark to our team,” said Kara Frederick, director of Heritage’s Tech Policy Center. “His arrival signals a significant milestone in our mission to hold Big Tech accountable for its anticompetitive practices. Mark played a pivotal role in shaping landmark antitrust modernization legislation in the Senate, and we look forward to building on this success at Heritage. With Mark’s antitrust enforcement experience, competition policy expertise, and proven ability to craft new solutions to complex problems, we are poised to make substantial strides in our efforts to hold Big Tech accountable at the state and federal level.”  

Meador graduated from the University of Chicago and the University of Houston Law Center. 

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