Andrew J. Strenio Jr. Esq.

Sidley Austin LLP
Strenio Jr. Andrew J.

Andrew J. Strenio, Jr. is a partner in Sidley Austin LL.P’s Washington, D.C., office, where he focuses on domestic and international antitrust law and policy (including the review of mergers and other corporate transactions) and consumer protection law and policy (including advertising, electronic privacy, and trade regulation law).

Mr. Strenio has counseled and represented numerous U.S. and foreign-based corporations, trade associations, and individuals regarding antitrust litigation, legislative and regulatory matters, and law enforcement investigations and other proceedings before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Justice Department, and state attorneys general. Mr. Strenio also has counseled and represented numerous firms and individuals in connection with consumer protection issues before the FTC, state attorneys general, and private sector self-regulatory bodies.

From 1986-91, Mr. Strenio served as a Commissioner of the FTC. This followed his service from 1984-85 as Commissioner of the Interstate Commerce Commission. Mr. Strenio also served earlier as Assistant Director for Regulatory Evaluation in the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the FTC, directing the agency’s Advocacy Program. Prior to that he served as a Senior Staff Economist and Attorney for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, focusing on regulatory reform under both Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.

Mr. Strenio is the author of The Testing Trap, an acclaimed book analyzing the use and misuse of standardized tests in school and professional admissions decisions.

He earned an A.B. from Princeton University, an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Mr. Strenio is a co-author of Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Data Security Practice Portfolio Series No. 500, FTC Enforcement.