Sonia is an Associate in Global Counsel’s Washington, D.C. office. She previously worked at a global government relations and public affairs firm where she provided research and administrative support for a wide variety of clients. 

At Global Counsel, Sonia works with both corporate and investor clients across a range of US policy issues.

Recent examples of her work include:

  • Advising private equity investors on the policy risks and opportunities when considering assets in the technology, financial services, and environmental sectors.
  • Working with global corporates to understand how US policy and regulatory developments can affect their business. 
  • Creating content for clients providing timely US political and policy analysis.

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Win or lose in its case against Meta, the FTC has already shifted the antitrust debate in the US


The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has officially brought a case against Meta to trial in an attempt to stop Meta’s acquisition of Within, a virtual reality (VR) fitness company. The trial marks the first high-profile legal test of the FTC’s efforts under Chair Lina Khan to broaden the scope of antitrust law to attempt to slow the growing power of Big Tech companies…

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The FTC fuses competition, privacy, and consumer protection concerns to open a new front against Big Tech


The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is shifting its traditional approach to competition policy by going beyond the question of whether a transaction violates antitrust law to consider whether consumer privacy has been a casualty of Big Tech's rise. However, the FTC’s push to expand its remit and the boundaries of traditional antitrust law will almost certainly be…

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